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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

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 

Ideas please

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 09:18

Ferns, hostas, hellebores,  silver leaved lamiums - all those will give you background greenery and texture, and then between them plant some New Guinea Impatiens ( the replacement for the Busy Lizzies that have succumbed to a fungal conditiion) - the Impatiens are so colourful yet are perfectly happy in shady gardens. 

It'll look gorgeous 

Tree for small front garden?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 09:13

Ooooh, I'd go for the Euonymus - it's a lovely thing 

Rust spots

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 09:11

Hi Deckchair - could it need watering?  They come from Siberia and are susceptible to dry weather.  

Also because they come from Siberia the leaves do tend to suffer in strong sunshine so it may be that.  Not much you can do about it except remember that it likes moist (but not soggy) soil.

Of course, you know not to harvest any stalks this year as it's been transplanted 

I'd give it a good watering and a mulch with some home made compost or farmyard manure. 

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