Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 17:21

Clari ... reliable wages cheques will be a definite improvement   I think you've been incredibly forbearing.

I've sorted out the front bed, weeding and mulching with lots of well rotted compost (the soil there is almost like sand) and planted a rosemary, Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy', Verbascum 'Helen Johnson', Penstemon 'Heavenly Blue'  and lots of Narcissus Minnow that were in pots earlier on.  I've taken the shears to the Clematis cirr. 'Freckles' and disentangled it from the Vib. Bodnantense,given the new plants and the clematis a good soaking and applied a moss killer to the front lawn. 'They' have promised that it'll rain tomorrow to water it in.

In the back garden everything has had a really good soaking and I've done a bit more hoeing and weeding.

Now there's a ragu chuntering on the hob for a spag. bol. for supper 

I've also started a list of the stuff I'm taking to Wonky on Saturday 

4 Plant ID's please

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 16:19

1. Shepherd's Purse 

2. Sweet Woodruff (Galium odoratum)

3. ??? cant really see it properly

4.  One of the trailing blue flowered campanulas.  Possibly Campanula poscharskyana 

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 16:03

Pottie Pam   how wonderful to be able to share that with a child 

Clematis Montana

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 11:56

My thoughts too Obelixx ... late frost damage ... there's a lot of it about 

GW Magazine

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 11:22

Ah yes, of course you do   

But there are special discounts for subscribers

"...Use exclusive subscriber discount codes to save 10 per cent at a wide range of great mail-order suppliers. All offers are available to BBC Gardeners' World Magazine subscribers only. "

GW Magazine

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 10:35

Don't think the freebies with the supermarket special pack compare with those we get throughout the year, plus the 2 for 1 card and all the Voucher Codes for buying plants online ... but you pays your money and takes your choice 

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 10:15

You mean you're not paying him!!!??? 

Tell his parents that the deal is you're happy to mind him for them, as long as they don't move away once you've got him properly trained 

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 10:04

Fiddlesticks!  If I'd known he was available you could have sent him here after he'd done yours ... I've had the sprinkler on 

Evergreen 4 in 1

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 10:02

On my pack it doesn't say leave it for two days, it says if it hasn't rained by two days after applying it should be watered in and it will then start working - slightly different.

I presume a good heavy rainfall is always going to be preferable to a hose or sprinkler, but if you want to water it in there's no reason why you shouldn't.  

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 09:25

Ah yes BL, please say Hi to Matty from me ... hope she's well   Enjoy your visit.

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