Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Front of house privacy

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 19:40

Are you looking for something formal, or something softer - perhaps a mix of shrubs and perennials?

How much of the gravelled area are you planning to do away with - I was thinking of a half-moon shaped bed, to give you a semi-circular driveway.  

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 17:36
Lily Pilly says:

.....   Hosta think how much water your plants need, now think of your size (don't mean to be rude!)

 .... and of course, just over a year ago Hosta radically reduced his intake of one particular type of liquid ............. this may have had an impact .......... 

I haven't heard a cuckoo for a couple of years, but we're quite close to the city so we were surprised to hear one just after we moved here ......... however there are marshes and a nature reserve just over the hill.  We do hear owls here from time to time. 

Lovely to hear that the little one is bouncing back ......... if only parents and grandparents could bounce back as quickly ........... we take a bit of time to believe that the worst is over, don't we ((hugs)) 

Last edited: 31 March 2017 17:36:43

To eat or not to eat??

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 17:15

It looks like one to me, but please don't eat it on my say so!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your local Wildlife Trust might know of a specialist who could identify it for you ... they may well charge a fee.

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 16:46

I hope not Ladybird, 'cos if there is it must be coming around soon .......... I can't remember last time we had one ............ 

Survey from students

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 16:43


Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 16:39

Hosta ... it's the word 'lice' ............. some people think that all lice are like headlice ............. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 16:00

I had been pottering in the garden, weeding the Shady Bank and planting out aquilegias etc ... but the neighbour behind is having a new flat roof on an extension, and today was the day for the gas burner etc ......... I decided to find something else to do so phoned Norfolk Herbs - their website said the herbs I wanted were out of stock, but phone for availablility of small quantities ......... Hurrah!  they had larger plants of French tarragon and several varieties of rosemary available for collection only ......... so I've just been out there ... a nice pot of French tarragon, a Rosemary officinalis and Rosemary 'Blue Lagoon' ... £9 the three ......... and a drive out in the glorious blossom-filled Norfolk countryside.  

Last edited: 31 March 2017 16:02:43

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 13:36
Busy-Lizzie says:

..... Was disappointed for Wonky about the GH but sounds as though all's well that ends well thanks to Dove.

 I had a late phone call yesterday evening woke me up   ...... but it was good news    ... Papa Womble is going to fund the other half of the greenhouse - let's hope it's the beginning of a spell of good luck for Wonky 

Glad you're back in communcation with the rest of the world BL 

Last edited: 31 March 2017 13:37:40

What's wrong with my Stock seedlings?

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 13:09

I'm confused - have I misunderstood something    when I enlarge the picture there looks to be green algae on the surface of the compost ... were they really only potted on last week?

The compost also looks very wet and soggy.  I'd cut back on the watering and give them more sunlight. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 12:08

I'm back ....... at last ............. how was I to know it was the  GC's 50th birthday and they were having a huge promotion and queues went back as far as the pet store!!! I suppose I could've read the emails they sent me

 All I wanted was a birthday card .... ok, I picked up some seeds and FB&B while I was in the queue, but even so ...... what a way to spend half a morning ........... at least it was drizzling outside while I was there so I didn't miss gardening time ...... it's drying up now so I'll be out there in a minute ................... 

Last edited: 31 March 2017 12:09:22

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