Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 09:11

A level dreams???  Pah!  Nothing like as bad as an art student's Degree Show Dreams!!!

Slug resistant hostas

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 09:02

Some hostas have thicker tougher leaves than others.  I find that Sum & Substance rarely gets more than a little nibble.  Hadspen's Blue also seems to be left alone - so far .............

Desperate for weed help

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 08:59
aym280 wrote (see)

Dove: Thank god for my ignorance! It's nothing something that I want to know. Oh, dear, sounds like a nightmare ...

If you don't know Ground Elder then you're a very fortunate gardener

I inspected this garden very carefully before we bought the house

Houses with lots of land

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 08:35

BL - that's gorgeous and with a proper 'cat slide roof' at the back - and not far from a mainline train station with a half-hourly service to London!

  Properly done the house and the barn would be worth at least a million each, possibly a lot more - if only I was still in the building business (but then I'd still be with the ex )   

We renovated a very similar property not far from there about 30 years ago. 

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 08:25

Well, that's exciting news - thanks Nut

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 08:22

Last summer I bought a Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'  for thruppence in the 'nearly dead' section of the local GC.  I've repotted it and it's healthy and destined for the new 'sunny bed' that we're creating.

It's not a plant I've grown before so please tell me what you know about it, how you treat it and how it treats you.

Also, I'm thinking it might look rather splendid associated with a coppiced Cotinus Royal Purple?

What do you think?  Any other suggestions? 

Difficult shady area - ideas?

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 08:10
keenbutgreen wrote (see)

I looooooove roses, Verdun! Even my middle name is Rose... (admittedly, I can't claim responsibility for that...)

That's something you share with Wonky Womble - and that's not her fault either, it's mine

It's her step-daughter's middle name too ... what a lovely coincidence that is as well

sprouts

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 07:42

I wouldn't plant them out until they've been out for a few nights in a sheltered spot - wait until this frosty spell is over too - but then I think they should be fine - plant them nice and deep and firm them in well and protect them from pigeons, slugs and cabbage white butterflies! 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 07:16

No signs of anything/anyone in there Pat - but no more damage - so far

Growing Ivy

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 07:15

And for permanent planting in containers don't use the ordinary multi-purpose compost - get some John Innes loam-based compost No 3 from a garden centre.

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Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
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Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
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Another ID please

 
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ID this flowering tree please

 
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When dreams come true ...

 
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RIP Rick Parfitt

 
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Brrrrrrrrrrr! Cold night ahead

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Do you have an easy DIY solution? 
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The things gardeners get up to!

 
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Muscari parviflorum

Does anyone know this plant? 
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Anyone following the cricket?

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