Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Bridals Wreath Spirea problem

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 15:47

The leaves do look like spirea ... maybe it's been there a very long time and the trees weren't big enough to shade the bed back then?

Rather than have to move it, have you thought about taking cuttings?  It strikes quite well from softwood cuttings, and I've been  told that you can layer it too although I've not tried it. 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 15:41

So pretty Kaymay 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 15:18

Just the ticket when a chill wind gets up  Joyce - help yourself 

Last edited: 16 March 2017 15:21:43

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 15:08

I think this is the earliest I've ever had my Crown Imperials in flower

and don't Tete a tetes bring a smile to your face 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 15:00

Don't get chilled in the wind Joyce - sit on the sofa with me - I'll put the kettle on - there's crumpets for later 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 14:50

Don't overdo it Obelixx - damaged shoulders take ages to heal - I know! 

I just picked a load of perpetual spinach and Swiss chard to have for supper, and found ........... A PAIR OF CANOODLING LILY BEETLES!!!   in my veg patch??????????? 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 14:41

I've dug everything out of the bigger half of the herb bed (including some tree roots which are closer to the house than I'd like them to be!)- the clumps forming a border of Chinese chives are in a large container in the shade waiting to be replanted.  At the weekend OH will dig the big containers of mint out of the end of the bed so that I can rejuvenate them and replant, this time in what has proved to be the damper end of the bed.  I've got some sage cuttings waiting to go in the dryer end.  

I've hoed the weeds from around the broad beans - they're looking great - 8-10" tall and nice and sturdy, and I've also planted some liatris spicata in the sunny bed.  

I've also picked a load of perpetual spinach and Swiss chard to go with sticky Asian-style beef ribs and noodles for our supper.  

Now my back is beginning to complain (think that's because of the tree roots) and the sky is clouding over, so I'll call it a day and put my feet up in front of the Cheltenham Festival and get my knitting out.

Sad goodbye

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 14:27

That's the way to think about it .......... it's a planting opportunity 

Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 13:44

Hiya Jess - good to see you again.  Thanks for your kind thoughts. 

Forsythia Rescue

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 13:39

Forsythia also strikes really well from cuttings so you could make some new plants for elsewhere in the garden too 

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