Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Garden tools utility belt

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 10:58

I tend to ram secateurs, labels and seed packets etc into my jeans pockets and just carry the rest about in a bucket.  However, I did buy a gardening relative a gardener's apron, and she says it's one of the most useful gardening presents she's had 

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 10:44

Topbird     If we don't get a good soaking very soon I'm going to have to run the hose to our little pond 

Unknown Plant

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 10:39

If I had to put money on it I'd say foxglove looking as if it'll flower this year - as Pete says there are several which look similar, but soft and downy usually means foxglove.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 09:43

Have a good trip home BL ((hugs)) 

Is there such plants

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 08:44

Google 'rainwater terrace' and click on images - you'll get a range of photos of the installed equipment planted up with different types of plants - it'll give you a clue at least as to whether you want trailing green plants, or flowering bedding types etc.

Remember that in the summer the light levels are higher even if the area is in shade.  The New Guinea hybrid type of impatiens used for summer bedding is usually happy in the shade.  I'm not sure whether it lends itself to 'permanent planting' - it may just be better to plant it up for summer displays ... 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 07:01

Hmm now the weather man is saying no rain here today - just up north (sorry). 

But Saturday and Sunday will be wet and windy everywhere ... apparently ...

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 06:36

Good morning all G'day Pat 

Not a tree I know - sorry Pat. 

It's beautifully sunny in the east and dark grey in the west. The forecast says cold windy and showery.

It may be a day to stay indoors and make biscuits and watch the Gold Cup. ... and of course, happy St Patricks Day to all our Irish friends 

Have a good day Chicky - it's Friday!

Invasive Ivy Roots

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 06:04

My guess is that you water the plants in the raised bed and that the ivy roots are inexorably drawn to the moisture. I've found tree roots growing upwards into raised veggie beds for the same reason. 

You can buy a membrane to control tree roots. Don't know the name but I've seen it online. 

Good luck 


Posted: 16/03/2017 at 22:35


My guess is that the dairy delivery drivers' union had a lawyer who was very hot on drafting documents and had a keen eye for punctuation. 

What A Start to 2017

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 22:28

Lovely news   

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