Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Screening issue, please help!

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 07:59

I'd erect a 'fence' your side of trellis panels like these then you could plant climbers to clamber up it, but you'd have the privacy right from the start.  


Posted: 01/04/2014 at 07:55

Good morning all - lovely sunshine and blue skies here - hopefully your fog will disappear soon!

A few little jobs to be done today and then .......... gardening   but firstI shall have to pop up to the GC to get some bags of manure for the new border at the front as I've some plants ready to go in there.

Our trip to MIL's was lovely, and I managed a trip to the GC in the next vllage which always has good climbers - I've been unable to find a Lonicera Serotina (for the trellis next to the seat by the back fence) around here, but I got one there - and a Clematis cirrhosa Freckles for the front border, and a Campsis Radicans to go in a large pot on the terrace and grow up the fence by the studio windows.  Oh, and a Pulmonaria Opal and another carex 

Then we visited Nut and her OH.  We sat by the pond and drank coffee and nattered, then had a lovely lunch of delicious home made quiches and salads, before walking around the gardens with Nut who dug up plants and filled every nook and cranny of our car with native hellebores, iris foetida, hazels, ramsons, white comfrey, arum maculatum ..........  think there was something else .......... 

Some were planted immediately on our arrival home, before I even got into our house, others have been popped into pots or wrapped in damp newspaper and put in cool dark corners until later on today.   Very generous Nut - thank you so much 

Another coffee needed here ........ anyone got the kettle on or shall I make it? 



Magnolia never flowers

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:13


Replacing old patio with new lawn

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:12


Plant IDs please!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:06

Yes take them indoors, they're usually grown as houseplants 

Primroses and Polyanthus

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:02

The leaves will continue to grow and look lush for a while, then they'll gradually die down and disappear - just remove them as they go brown and they'll be fine. 

Plant IDs please!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:53

That's it Mark  

Primroses and Polyanthus

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:47

When they finish flowering will depend to a large extent on the weather - this seems to be a fantastic spring for primroses and polyanthus.  

When they have finished just take the flowering stems off at the base.  The plants will continue to grow for a while, and at this stage you can increase them by dividing the larger plants and planting out.  They will then die down and disappear until next spring. 

Laburnum split trunk

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:38

To post a pic click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions. 

Plant IDs please!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:07

Yellow flowering shrub - forsythia

Second plant with pink flowers - not sure but possibly a type of Kalanchoe - not hardy. 

Pink flower to the right - definitely not primrose but it's name's gone right out of my head (blame the hectic weekend I've just had) someone else will remember. 

Small with rubber leaves - another Kalanchoe - not hardy

Last one - yes, a heather 



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