Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Edgeworthia Chrysantha

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 07:58

I would leave well alone at this stage.  It bushes out into a dome shape naturally because it produces it's shoots in groups of three - pruning might spoil it.  

Talkback: Eight plants to grow with cosmos

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 07:00

I sowed two packets of cosmos seed earlier - one pack was fresh and the other was well past its use by date - both packs germinated and had their seed leaves within 48 hours in a heated windowsill propagator.

If yours haven't germinated in a fortnight there's something wrong.  Chuck them and get some more.


Posted: 08/04/2016 at 06:57

Chrysanthemums do last a long while in water.


Posted: 08/04/2016 at 06:55

I've seen them more or less pollarded quite effectively.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 06:54

Panda ((hugs)) think they should have let you win!

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 06:53

Good morning Chicky

 Help yourselves folks

Random holes appeared

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 06:50

Hello Squirrel and welcome

Are the plants growing in garden soil or bought compost?  If it's garden soil you might have some little critters in there which are moving the soil about.  Or it might just be that the soil has settled into some air pockets. 

Have your plants got proper leaves as well as the first seed leaves yet?  If so it's time anyway to prick them out individually into little pots of so that they can grow stronger before they're ready to go outside.  When you prick them out use some good quality multi-purpose compost.

Hope that helps 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 06:41

Good morning all  G'day Pat   That menu didn't sound very authentically Russian did it?  More 'Soviet'.

It's only 3.8C so far this morning, but it's dry and the light cloud is thinning in the west - 'my' pair of goldfinches are already on the feeder outside the sitting room window and I think we're going to have a fairly good day.  I shall be travelling south to visit Ma.



Tree Peony Disaster

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 19:53

Don't think the top bit will root ........... but stranger things have happened.

On the other hand, the roots are very likely to grow new shoots and branches and turn into a perfectly good shrub.

Help indentify a fragrant shrub/bush SOUTH OF FRANCE

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 19:39

Think you may be right Nutcracker

It's not quite right for a choisya

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