Latest posts by Dovefromabove

What to do with this ugly Conifer - Plant a rambler or chop down?

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 19:45

What an improvement!!!  That little courtyard is now looking so inviting ... just the place for a morning coffee or an evening glass of something ... please keep us updated 

Tomato Plant (No Side Shoots)?

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 19:28

I would choose ' Red Alert' - they're a bush variety so don't need to have their sideshoots removed and are happy outdoors in England so in Scotland should be fine with a bit of protection. 

 They have a very good flavour and are quick maturing so that should also be helpful for your location in central Scotland. 

Good luck 

Last edited: 09 April 2017 19:29:41

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 18:27

I think Wonky may have her phone on Silent   

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 17:58

Welcome aboard learnincurve   Waving back cheerfully 

For me Suffolk is the best county ...... but I live in Norfolk which is a close runner up but gets more cold wind and sea frets off the North sea  ............. but I do love Devon & Cornwall too ... I am very fond of Derbyshire too   South Wales is lovely a lot of the time, and the West coast of Scotland is wonderful ... some of the time.  

Yum, OH brought some locally-made rosé home from the farm shop yesterday ... it's going down remarkably easily 

Last edited: 09 April 2017 17:58:46

Tomato feed killed my clematis?

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 17:48

Totally agree Hosta ... I've been gardening all my life (and I'm retired) and of course, I'm still making mistakes, I just hope that I'm learning from them ... 

I agree that the C. montana will really struggle in a container ... they do grow huge 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 17:39

It's been almost 24C in the shade here - when I'd potted and transplanted and sowed enough I lay on the lawn and gazed into the pond, listening to the frogs plopping into the water and watching the pond snails eating the algae and duckweed and some greater water boatmen sculling around ... did you know that they sing with their penises and they're the loudest creature on the planet, for their size.  

Last edited: 09 April 2017 17:40:33

Brown hedge

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 17:26

It won't be long now - beech and hornbeam are lovely hedges - if you continue to clip them every year as has been done with yours it will hold onto the autumn leaves through the winter, thus increasing your privacy.  

Instructions here 

So much nicer than the boring Leylandii hedges.  You lucky thing 

Gooseberry sucker

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 17:04

I took cuttings from my gooseberry two years ago - they're forming fruit now. 

Last edited: 09 April 2017 17:05:18

Unknown plants

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 17:02

Snap! Kitty 

Unknown plants

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 17:01

The clematis looks like an Alpina type - it looks very like one that I grow that is just coming into flower now Clematis alpina 'Willy' 

The first pic looks to me like a type of red clover.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

New Year's Day Flower Count 2018

What's flowering in your garden at New Year? 
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Merry Christmas to all

Let's join together to spread peace and goodwill ....... 
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Hello Forkers in December

A friendly place for everyone to say hello and chat about all sorts of stuff ... 
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RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

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Reasons to be cheerful

A thread of things to make us smile when the going gets tough ...  
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Fruit ID please

Picked in Spain 
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Seeking blueberry advice

Just starting out ... choosing varieties  
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Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

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The Virtual Café

Tried and tested recipes to use up a glut and fill the pantry shelves 
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A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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Please ID my mystery plant

I don't recognise this ...  
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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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Harvest 2017

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Two shrubs need a name please

Saved from the skip ... but what are they? 
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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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