Latest posts by Dovefromabove

bay tree looking sad

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 09:55

Yes, it makes a big tree/thicket if allowed to grow 'free range'  - pots are the way to go unless your garden is half a Mediterranean hillside

A REAL SCARE.......a body

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 08:28

bay tree looking sad

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 07:06

  You're very welcome.

bay tree looking sad

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 06:24

I use John Innes No 3 soil based compost with several handfuls of horticultural grit added for my bay.  They're not really happy in multi-purpose compost.

They're also greedy feeders when in pots and need several doses of fertiliser throughout the growing period.  I also spray the leaves of mine with seaweed spray about once every couple of weeks.  That perks them up no end.

I suggest that you should re-pot your tree in March, using loam-based John Innes No 3 with added grit, and an appropriate sized pot.

One of the additional benefits of using the loam-based compost is that it is much heavier than MPC (multi-purpose compost) and so even if your tree is in a smaller pot it will be weighted down and shouldn't be top heavy and blow over.

There's an explanation of over-potting and problems caused here




Posted: 03/02/2016 at 06:16

Good morning all

Chillier outside this morning - only 3C  - still quite blustery too. 

I wonder if BT broadband has been fixed yet?  Hopefully that's why a few regulars were absent yesterday - Fairy for one.

I was thinking some of us rural types could come up by Romani wagon and vardo with horses - we could borrow some from friends and if we set off now we'd arrive in time - that way we'll bring our own sleeping accommodation - can you arrange some parking for us Pdoc ........ gateways and driveways are fine

Lacy phacelia purple tansy everywhere. Cruelty to bees.

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 18:18

Fidget - PMs aren't working at the moment for some of us - the Tech Team are working on it - that's why I suggested email if she knew anyone who had my email address

Music in the Garden part 2

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 18:11

Love it David


Posted: 02/02/2016 at 17:33

Just a thought ... have we seen Fairy today? 

Hope she's not been blown away by Henry .... she's such a slip of a thing and those wings do catch the wind .......

Music in the Garden part 2

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 17:30

One of my favourites SGL - dancing around the sitting room now


Posted: 02/02/2016 at 17:26

Oooh yes KEF - could we have it at Pdoc's do you think? 

He's got a big garden - we could get him a log cabin couldn't we - we wouldn't annoy the neighbours .....promise



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