Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 16:17

Glad to hear such good news LilyP   A good vet is worth his/her weight in gold 

Cuttings

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 16:15

Slit in the ground = slit trench .... the second link I posted above 


It's the way I do it 

ID for nondescript plant

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 15:06

Pattypan squashes - just two plants 



Taste like courgettes, more tender, lovely roastedas well as cooking like ordinary courgettes. Very productive and interesting to look at. 

ID for nondescript plant

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 11:32

Here's a pic of white Sweet Rocket in the veg patch earlier this year - as you can see, the same thing happened with a foxglove plant too 

Last edited: 08 August 2016 11:35:10

Moth or Butterfly caterpillar?

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 11:26

Hi Sheps


No idea which that is, but unless there is a huge infestation I tend to leave such things for the birds and wasps etc to sort out.


I'm a little concerned by the inference in your question that butterflies = good and moths = bad 


Is that what you meant?

Last edited: 08 August 2016 11:26:55

Cuttings

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 11:08

Have a look here http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-take-rose-cuttings/ 


and here http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardeningadvice/8822851/Make-a-slit-trench-for-hardwood-cuttings.html 


I usually use the slit-trench method.  Don't worry about the cuttings losing their leaves.  


As for hydrangeas, I find the best way is to prepare your cuttings, take off most of the leaves, and cut the  top leaves in half, thus reducing moisture loss.  I then put the cuttings in a jamjar of water and pop them on a shady windowsill in the kitchen and leave them there.  After several weeks they begin to grow roots.  When the roots are several inches long I separate the cuttings and pot them up. 

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 10:53

Good luck with the toad Liri 

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 10:26

Bushman ((hugs))  

Work

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 08:03
HORTICO says:

Dovefromabove says:

I like whistling men 


See original post

 Oh Dove really.  Do you wolf whistle men or do you like men who can whistle?


See original post

 Don't be ridiculous - I didn't say 'whistling at men' and I wasn't talking about offensive sexist behaviour, as you know perfectly well. 

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 07:56

Morning Fairy  Have a good day 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Wildlife online ... interesting website

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Shrub ID please

 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum

Is it too late to cut back? 
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A wind-up/solar powered radio

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Which ones have you seen? 
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Anyone up for it? 
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Another ID please

 
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