Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Clematis wrapped round tree

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 07:23

Mmmm   I'm not a magnolia grower so I'm not sure how happy your magnolia will be with a lodger - I would only grow a big clematis up a tree that was past it's best but where it's presence was still needed to contribute height or provide screening.

I suppose you could use one of the smaller types that need cutting hard pack every year - a viticella might work perhaps?

What to do with my Dahlia tubers now please?

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 06:57

LOL no - the name is from the Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer comedy show Shooting Stars

and the fact that when we moved here this garden was full of pigeons

My avatar picture is a lithograph by Picasso which is in the Tate (I'm a trained artist although I do very little painting now).


Posted: 12/02/2016 at 06:50

She's lovely


Posted: 12/02/2016 at 06:40

Good morning Chicky   That is soooo pretty!!!

What to do with my Dahlia tubers now please?

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 06:38

Hi aym and welcome to the forum 

Keep the dahlias in a sheltered spot away from any frost and we'll keep our fingers crossed for you. 

If you have more questions do come here and ask - someone will know how to help you - googling can be a bit risky



Pruning Pauls Scarlett climbing rose

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 06:05

I agree with Marlorena - prune late autumn in the way described and give a feed in March.

If you get confused by main growth and side shoots the information and video here explain it clearly


Posted: 12/02/2016 at 05:57

Good morning/G'day all

I'm awake ... just been out there to check the temperature ... it's -1.2C at the moment and sparkly - a clear sky with wonderful bright shiny stars

Nesting Box Help

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 19:27

Pansy, we have to leave some areas of stuff to them just so that they can carry on thinking they're superior ......... they haven't worked out yet that it's all a plan

A Valentine meal with who ?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 19:17

  Haven't you grown out of him yet?  

Purple sprouting brocoli

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 19:11

As Steve says, just cut them off like this

 It'll keep producing new sprouts until Easter at least if not longer.

My favourite brassica too

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