Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Bird Station position help

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 16:01

A birdbath will attract birds to your garden just as much as food will, or even more.  Just keep it filled with fresh water and the birds will be so grateful.  

You can get some lovely designs which will complement your style of garden   Some examples here  

Why-Oh-Why have I not done this before?

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 15:56

Time for gardeners' refreshments 

Any hope for this?

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 15:50

I wouldn't want to come back if it was me ... I don't think it feels very loved 

I don't wish to appear rude, and I realise that not everyone has much gardening experience, but that pot is too small for it, particularly if it was allowed to dry out last year ... and then, to be wound back and forth and tied to a stick with a piece of string ... 

Maybe a bigger container and some fresh compost (loam based John Innes No 3 so it doesn't dry out so easily) and it might think it's worthwhile making the effort.  

I'd also cut it hard back, which should encourage it to put out new shoots.

Good luck 

Stinking shrub

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 15:40
... or that the roots have got into some drains and caused a bit of a blockage ... that might account for the smell following rain 


Moving a mature hydrangea now

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 13:16

Good luck!  Let us know how you get on 

Moving a mature hydrangea now

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 12:50

Hydrangeas strike easily from cuttings ... even just in water.  Take some cuttings as well as transplanting the shrub .... just as insurance 

New leaves dying on laurel trees

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 12:46

We had a mild March, and everything started growing new leaves a bit early ... then we had some very cold winds and frosts just last week ... lots of new leaves have been damaged by the cold weather ... laurel is tough, it will recover and grow new ones.  

Apple Seed Help.

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 12:44

Agree with everything Bob has said.  

Having had children, one of who grew into a gardener   can I suggest that you build on their initial enthusiasm and get them growing seeds that will give them tangible results a bit sooner while they wait for their apple trees to mature ............ my daughter's first triumph was a bed of nasturtiums which later on played host to a crop of caterpillars , or as she called it ... A Butterfly Farm

Help! grass is growing in my compost mulch

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 12:39

I've got cosmos seedlings growing all over my veg patch from my own home made compost  ... not really a problem as I hoe the veg patch throughout the season to keep chickweed and other weeds under control.  At least we tend to grow veg in rows so we can tell which are the seedlings and which are the weedlings. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 12:05

Very sad .......... apparently he took a lot more risks than most climbers, aiming to climb faster and without oxygen ... 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

New Year's Day Flower Count 2018

What's flowering in your garden at New Year? 
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Last Post: 09/01/2018 at 23:09

Merry Christmas to all

Let's join together to spread peace and goodwill ....... 
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Last Post: 25/12/2017 at 10:47

Hello Forkers in December

A friendly place for everyone to say hello and chat about all sorts of stuff ... 
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Last Post: 31/12/2017 at 23:51

RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

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Last Post: 20/11/2017 at 16:31

Reasons to be cheerful

A thread of things to make us smile when the going gets tough ...  
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Last Post: 08/11/2017 at 18:04

Fruit ID please

Picked in Spain 
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Last Post: 23/10/2017 at 15:51

Seeking blueberry advice

Just starting out ... choosing varieties  
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Last Post: 25/09/2017 at 21:13

Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

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Last Post: 16/09/2017 at 17:48

The Virtual Café

Tried and tested recipes to use up a glut and fill the pantry shelves 
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Last Post: 22/08/2017 at 17:16

A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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Last Post: 07/08/2017 at 22:38

Please ID my mystery plant

I don't recognise this ...  
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Last Post: 03/08/2017 at 14:55

Hello Forkers ... August edition

A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content...  
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Last Post: 31/08/2017 at 23:47

Harvest 2017

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Last Post: 10/12/2017 at 21:06

Two shrubs need a name please

Saved from the skip ... but what are they? 
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Last Post: 16/07/2017 at 16:16

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Last Post: 01/08/2017 at 05:26
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