Dovefromabove


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Chaenomeles Leaf Problems

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 10:02

I'd have potted it in John Innes loam-based compost with some added grit.  Not much nutrition in bark and perlite. 

Also if it's too free-draining all the nutrition will wash straight through in heavy rain.

 

Tulip Spade Monty!!??

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 09:59

I know you did Jinxy  

I was replying to GWRS - should have explained myself better

Tulip Spade Monty!!??

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 09:51

Thought it was wider than an ordinary spade ... about half as wide again ... wouldn't fancy trying to dig with it ....  

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 09:29

Chicky - from what I've read they take a while to get going in the spring.  Mine has just a few glimpses of green showing. 

House names that suit the garden (or don't)

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 09:18

We call our house Concorde -

  • it was built when Concord made it's maiden flight
  • it's our favourite variety of pear and we're growing one in the garden
  • we live in a spirit of peace, harmony and co-operation

We have the 'e' on it because the pear does, and because it was spelt that way in Middle English, and because we like it

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 09:11

A level dreams???  Pah!  Nothing like as bad as an art student's Degree Show Dreams!!!

Slug resistant hostas

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 09:02

Some hostas have thicker tougher leaves than others.  I find that Sum & Substance rarely gets more than a little nibble.  Hadspen's Blue also seems to be left alone - so far .............

Desperate for weed help

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 08:59
aym280 wrote (see)

Dove: Thank god for my ignorance! It's nothing something that I want to know. Oh, dear, sounds like a nightmare ...

If you don't know Ground Elder then you're a very fortunate gardener

I inspected this garden very carefully before we bought the house

Houses with lots of land

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 08:35

BL - that's gorgeous and with a proper 'cat slide roof' at the back - and not far from a mainline train station with a half-hourly service to London!

  Properly done the house and the barn would be worth at least a million each, possibly a lot more - if only I was still in the building business (but then I'd still be with the ex )   

We renovated a very similar property not far from there about 30 years ago. 

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 08:25

Well, that's exciting news - thanks Nut

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Ceratostigma willmottianum

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ID this flowering tree please

 
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