Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Rejuvenating an old rosemary

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 12:18
It won't divide, and by their nature they're not tidy plants. Some cultivars are more sprawly, some are more upright than others. Miss Jessup's Upright is the most tidy one I know, but it grows quite tall.

Do you know which one you have? If it's one of the sprawly ones you might be fighting a losing battle.

Also they're not long-lived plants. I find the best plan is to take cuttings and replace the plant when it gets too straggly.

weed or plant?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 11:49

It used to be carried as a good luck charm - possibly it would be considered good luck to have a quick death rather than a long-drawn-out one which years ago would inevitably have been painful and unpleasant. 

Disposing of moss?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 11:42

Put it in one of those wire fatblock bird feeders and next spring hang it from the fence or a tree and watch the birds gather it for their nests 

What is it?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 11:38

Let us know when it does 



Posted: 05/05/2014 at 10:58

Wonder why I've been targeted - I said on one of the horsetail threads that I don't have it in my garden 

Disposing of moss?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 10:39

Unless it's been treated with moss-killer Weed & Feed type treatments. 

What can i plant

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 10:37

Hi Michuk 

Are you planning on building a raised bed with sides on this patch, to keep the soil in place?  With concrete underneath you will need to consider how to provide drainage so the plants don't get waterlogged.

Rather than buy compost for this patch, I would buy equal quantities of topsoil and bags of farmyard manure - both available in bags from garden centres - this will make much better growing conditions long term. 

Do you want to grow veg or flowers?  

Is the area in sun or shade?


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 10:30

Has anyone else received a Spamming PM from that David Olive chap re his wonderful new cure for Horsetail?   See here 

Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 10:27
David Olive's previous posts and spamming advertisements have been deleted from the Forum by the Editor and Moderators as they are in breach of the Gardeners World Website Code of Conduct.

I have just received a Spam Private Message from David Olive and have replied as follows:

David, your advertising posts have previously been deleted from the GW Forum by the Editor. If you are looking for a way to seriously piss off an influential group of gardeners in the UK you are going the right way about it. I suggest that you seriously reappraise your marketing strategy as it appears to be counter productive. The Editor and Moderators will be alerted to this flagrant breach of the Gardeners World Website Code of Conduct. Please do not contact me any further. Dovefromabove


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 09:29

Good morning Stacey   Good to see you   Thought it might be work getting in the way .... hope you get a chance to enjoy your garden some time today 

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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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