Latest posts by Dovefromabove

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 12:48


I dreamed we'd already arrived 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 09:45

Good morning all   OH is in the garden already following detailed instructions re preparing site for amelanchier and other plants - I'm not allowed to lift anything or do anything much as all the driving I've been doing has done 'something' to my neck/shoulder - it's happened before and rest and Deep Heat will sort it out, but as OH doesn't drive we're dependent on me to get us to our holiday destination so I'm being treated like porcelain 

I am allowed to roast a lovely big chicken from the farm shop, and hang washing out ... apparently 

I've not really had time to do much reading back, but am sending hugs to all who need them ((hugs))

Small buds on roses

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 09:24

What type of roses are they? 

Tree advice

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 14:44

How much room have you got?

Do you go for native types for a 'rural style' garden, or do you prefer a more 'urban' ornamental look?

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 14:16

Hosta!!!  Don't you dare overdo it!!! 

I've just picked the first of our over-wintered broad beans - we'll have them for supper with gammon, carrots, new potatoes and parsley sauce ............ hungry already!!! 

Cutting raspberries back?

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 13:44

I've tried it with my autumn fruiting Polka but I find the early fruit much smaller than the lovely large ones produced in the autumn, so now I cut them all down in February.

What is this Beetle

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 13:36

A cockchafer  - a wonderful creature.

Years ago there were great numbers of them and they caused damage to crops and haymeadows - nowadays they exist in much smaller numbers and do little significant harm in gardens.  I love to see them - they fly in the treetops on warm evenings and love honeysuckle blossom. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 11:29

Good morning Wonky 

Think those would be good either to the right of your water but or in the wildlife bit - sedges like damp toes.  Not that I'd tell you what to do 

Newly planted tree dying, help!

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 10:12

It's not clear from the photo how deep the compost is.  Trees of that size need quite a depth of soil.  At least a couple of feet. 

I would replant in a mix of JI 3 and grit as I suggested.  - that should contain enough nutrients for quite a while.  

Personally I wouldn't feed again until next spring when I would give one dose of Fish, Blood and Bone as on the pack, and again in early summer.  

tomato leaf problems

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 10:00

What compost are they in?

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Gardener's Garters

Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
Replies: 26    Views: 718
Last Post: 13/07/2016 at 14:17

Blight resistant tomatoes

Replies: 5    Views: 356
Last Post: 18/07/2016 at 11:35

Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
Replies: 13    Views: 548
Last Post: 19/06/2016 at 18:14

ID please

Replies: 4    Views: 311
Last Post: 12/06/2016 at 14:22

A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
Replies: 7    Views: 393
Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 19:01

Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

Replies: 5    Views: 396
Last Post: 14/05/2016 at 17:14

Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

Replies: 5    Views: 387
Last Post: 07/05/2016 at 16:05

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
Replies: 1936    Views: 63202
Last Post: 01/06/2016 at 09:23

Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
Replies: 25    Views: 1107
Last Post: 23/04/2016 at 15:42

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
Replies: 7    Views: 371
Last Post: 17/04/2016 at 12:49

Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
Replies: 59    Views: 2432
Last Post: 15/05/2016 at 20:59

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
Replies: 1832    Views: 51656
Last Post: 04/05/2016 at 14:04

Whoops! I've done it again ......

Replies: 24    Views: 1301
Last Post: 12/03/2016 at 16:05

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
Replies: 1827    Views: 47755
Last Post: 01/04/2016 at 06:01

A Gardener's Hands

The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
Replies: 42    Views: 1864
Last Post: 23/02/2016 at 19:49
1 to 15 of 171 threads