Latest posts by Dovefromabove

New lawn - levelling out the bumps

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 08:33

If we had snow that settled for a while this winter I think that newly laid turf might be very unhappy


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 08:28

Wonky - have a good day   Don't forget you get an extra hour in bed tonight


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 08:26

Lesley for Leek and Potato soup I use 50:50 leeks to potatoes - I base it on my friend Ian's recipe  on his B&B website, sometimes I use chicken stock, sometimes I don't

How to look after my potted honey suckle over the winter

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 07:54

Hi Suzie

Serotina is a lovely honeysuckle   it won't need watering over the winter - when you wrap the pot just make sure you don't cover the top of the pot so that any rain etc will water it, and raise the pot onto bricks to ensure that it drains well. 

The honeysuckle roots won't be troubled by the frost, but it's good to wrap the pot as many are damaged by being frozen.


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 07:43

I think this thread is a 'first'!!!  Four pages of discussion about cats and gardens, and no ill-feeling, unkindness or arguments!!!


 It can be done

Mystery houseplant

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 07:33

There are some similarities with the Rhoeo, but from what I remember Wonky's plant is a lot bigger than the description ...


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 06:52

I must get my broad beans planted - thanks for the reminder!

ID please

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 06:34

Yes, Himalayan balsam - loved by bees, but  very invasive, damaging riverbanks and waterways, and covered by legislation here


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 06:28

G'day Pat   Glad you're able to enjoy the garden now


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 06:21

I know some people, including my father, who have received a great deal of relief from acupuncture.  I know others who have not found it helpful.  However, the same can be said for other forms of medicine and treatments too.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Gardener's Garters

Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
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Blight resistant tomatoes

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Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
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ID please

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A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Whoops! I've done it again ......

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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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A Gardener's Hands

The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
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