Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Plant Indentification

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 07:12

If there've only been a few flowers it's possible that it flowers on old wood and has been pruned at the wrong time of year so there's not been enough old wood to produce many flowers.

I'd do as Nut suggests and thin the centre of the plant from the base, but not shorten any of the other growth then there'll be some older wood left to form flowers.

Then give it a sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone  to perk it up. 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 07:06

 Don't know chicky ....

What's a tree's best Olympic sport?

Rowan .............. I'll get my coat


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 07:03

Good morning all   Too wet and wild out there for walking, although a robin's singing away believing it's spring - I'm planning a visit to my Aged Ps this morning - II had a phone call yesterday evening to let me know that Ma had tried to drink a cup of hot tea whilst reclining in her chair and has scalded herself - not badly but red marks - Pa had pressed the emergency buzzer quickly and the staff rushed and dealt with things and will call the district nurse if they are concerned. I was going to visit on Friday but I'll go today, it'll give Ma something else to focus on - if she remembers what happened yesterday 


Posted: 04/02/2014 at 20:35

Thanks Verdun - I'll tell him if he has a problem to find a man in tights with a labrador 


Posted: 04/02/2014 at 20:16

Just had a phone call from my son - he's driving to St Austell in Cornwall for work - is about 30 minutes away - he now believes his poor old Ma when she told him that the weather was going to be awful, this morning he thought she was making a fuss!!!

Large bird of prey

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 19:54

If it was larger than a harrier could it have been a buzzard ?

They're a pretty impressive bird, people do mistake them for golden eagles - but a golden eagle's wingspan is around two metres - pretty much like having a light plane overhead! 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 19:35

What do these look like if it's not Cornish Piskies?


Posted: 04/02/2014 at 18:02

I'm saving up for one of these - they're nearly £100!!!


Two Unknown Bushes

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 17:32

The top one is one of the wiegelias, and the bottom one looks like a Euonymus fortunei 


Posted: 04/02/2014 at 16:56

And there will be two of you 

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

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