Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Clematis ID please

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 09:24

Just had an idea ......... I bought Gen S because I couldn't get the one I wanted and it was the closest ........... let me just check something...........

Supports for morning glory and other climbers

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 08:48

I used the term advisedly Hostafan - I was thinking of a dome-like structure 


Posted: 13/05/2014 at 08:45

Good morning BL - would this help?


Clematis ID please

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 08:43

This  gives General Sikorski in the equivalent of Group 1, whereas Taylors show him as being in Group 3.  You think he's in Group 2 .............. 

I still think you've got a General S. 


Posted: 13/05/2014 at 08:33

Morning Mrs G 


Posted: 13/05/2014 at 08:32

Good morning KEF & Verdun 

That reminds me - when my Aged Ps were still living in their own home they had a young man come once a week to mow the lawn and weed the garden etc.  

One day when I visited Ma took me out into the garden to look at the 'new shrub' on the rockery - a substantial and very healthy Cannabis Sativa!!!  Not the 'hemp-type' grown from bird seed - the proper stuff (don't ask me how I know - I went to art school - it's a broad education).

It went into the Aged Ps brown bin.  

Apparently when he next visited the gardener asked Ma if she'd been doing some weeding () 'cos there was a plant missing from the rockery.  Ma said that her daughter had recognised it and pulled it up.  Apparently he said he thought it was a plant - oh yeah??? .............. we reckoned that if he was growing one in each of the gardens that he tended he'd probably got quite a few dotted about 

what to grow in a shady boggy-ish space?

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 07:46

What about a winter flowering clematis?  It could be in a large tub by the wheel and twine it's way through it - some need sunny spots but there are a couple that I think could cope with the shade 

and then you could have some others that flower in the spring and summer as well.

And you could have some tubs on the ledge on the left, and then have some of the herbaceous clematis trailing down - Edward Pritchard would look lovely tumbling over the edge. 


It's not rocket science....

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 07:38


Yep, been there & done that 


Posted: 13/05/2014 at 07:16

Good morning Wintersong   Bright sunshine here - sorry - I'll try to send some your way - I'm visiting Aged Ps this morning so I don't really need all of  it 

Identification required please

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 07:08

Pawlonia has large oval leaves.  

The female Stagshorn Sumach does have pink flowers - is it like this?


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