Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Pruning Cotinus

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 12:53

Is it a clipped dome that you're looking for?  Don't think cotinus lends itself to close clipping like that - it's an airy rangy plant by nature. Even when coppiced it has airy branches rather than looking like a solid dome.

If you want a clipped dome of that colour I'm sure there's something that would suit - possibly Hebe 'Mrs Winder'? 

Last edited: 05 March 2017 12:55:16

How to make a miniature chalk wild flower meadow

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 12:44

You can buy limestone gravel/chippings from most DIY places and garden centres

Worst winter

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 12:41

Glad the ambulance got there Jacqueline

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 12:33

Hello there Catnap

Still tipping it down here ... we've been to B&Q to buy some timber panels for painting on, and some more little pots for my sweet peas and now I shall get the knitting out .............

Fairy   lovely pic - must clean my kitchen window then maybe I could get a pic of our goldfinches

Signing into secret garden

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 12:28

Stephenie - I've flagged this up to Nora and the GW team - I'm sure they'll get back to you when they're in the office tomorrow. 

Last edited: 05 March 2017 12:28:30

Winter Walk at East Ruston Old Vicarage

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 12:23

Obelixx - several of us have posted photos of our visits to East Ruston

although none have been at this time of year.

If you put East Ruston into the Search Tool several threads come up

Loana ... I must try to get to one of their plant days ...

Last edited: 05 March 2017 12:24:54

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 10:37
WonkyWomble says:

.... LG has recommended an evergreen Jasmine which I like the look of but it is a big space and can do with more than one climber.

See original post

 Never underestimate the covering power of Trachelospermum jasminoides Wonky

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 10:35

Hurrumph!!!  Ate our dippy eggs and toastie soldiers, put the coffee to brew next to a box of seed packets on the dining room table and went out and gathered pots, seed trays, compost etc ... came back in, poured the coffee - turned around and there's torrential rain hammering on the windows!

So it's not a gardening day here either then

It'll have to be knitting on the sofa in front of the athletics while slow roast belly of pork, baked apples and tatties chunter in the oven for supper. 

Are these climbers dead?

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 10:29
janer2 says:

Sorry to be  boring but there will be no drilling or digging into the tarmac!

See original post

 Fair enough - it's your garden  

But if you want climbers against that wall you'll need to invest in some bigger containers

Winter Walk at East Ruston Old Vicarage

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 08:19

Glad you had a lovely visit - it really is a beautiful garden and it is interesting to follow its development. 

Living locally I try to visit several times a year as unlike some gardens, it has something for all seasons. 

The plant sales and scones are good too 

Last edited: 05 March 2017 08:20:11

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