Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Mahonia Caress is flowering

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 06:03

It seems to do that occasionally  

I zoomed in on your picture and discovered that what I thought were white doves/ducks on your lawn, weren't


Posted: 25/10/2015 at 06:01

Good morning all G'day Pat

I'm sure we'll all still find time for a chat Pat, even with the time difference


Posted: 25/10/2015 at 05:52

I think it's varied from region to region - we've certainly seen plenty and this thread shows that others have too

Honey fungus

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 21:02

Hi ragdolly - I was wrong - having had another look I agree with Leif it's not honey fungus. 

And as for the accusations from FungusLover - the fact that we have fungi in our gardens is because the soil is full of organic matter and in good heart.

If the soil is a chemical filled sterile desert as per the accusations there would be nothing for the fungi to feed on.



Manuring & Winter Digging

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 20:49

When I had an allotment I did as your friend suggests - rough dig in the autumn - spread well rotted manure in February and fork over and rake down when the soil is dry enough for you to work without it clinging to your boots. 

Where I differ from your friend is that when I rough dig in the autumn I would try to get as many perennial weed roots out as possible.


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 20:02

They might - rake them up - bag them up and get rid of them.


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 19:57

We had a lot of really rampant ivy when we moved here



 We just cut it back and dug it out - it took all the autumn and most of the winter, but we got rid of it all

Because ivy has shiny leathery leaves it tends not to absorb weedkiller easily anyway, and the best time to spray it is when it's actively growing and there are tender new pale green leaves and that will be in the spring.  If you get on with digging it out it'll all be gone by spring.

Good luck


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 18:28

No other option at all Dd  - a votre santé

A tip - develop a short-lived but very heavy head cold - no real symptoms except blocked ears - you won't be able to hear them

Athyrium - Painted Fern

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 17:08

We have a Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata the King' too - we call ours Elvis

It's in a dry spot under one of the ash trees, and gets quite a lot of sun in the summer and appears to be very happy

House plant unwell

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 17:03

I agree.  Yellowing at the tips of the leaves is often a sign of overwatering in houseplants.

Give your husband full marks for even noticing - so often plants in offices are ignored until they're dead!

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