Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Plant ID please

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 07:46

Yes Forget me nots   We get them all over the garden at this time of year. When the flowers finish I just pull them up - they'll have scattered some seeds and there'll be more next year.  They provide lovely colour in the spring.

When I pull them up I put them in the compost heap which means that wherever I spread the compost mulch in the autumn will have forget-me-nots the following year - I don't worry about that - they're easily hoed out of the veg patch, and they're a lovely filler in the rest of the garden.

Choose just one ...

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 07:24

I'm so often nearly seduced by a corylopsis Obelixx, but then I remember that it won't like our chalky soil

Something Eating my Shrubs

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 07:09

I found that nematodes were really effective against vine weevils on my shrubby border - two applications three years ago and no problems in that area since. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 07:02

Good morning all   G'day Pat

7.4C here overnight - it doesn't really look like a gardening day - I think I'll visit Ma again ...

Plant ID

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 22:52
Yes oxalis - spreads everywhere - a real nuisance :-/

Help with plant name (again)

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 22:49
Yes that's the one - I never remember it's name. It seeded itself around our last front garden so I ought to remember Duh!


Posted: 21/04/2016 at 22:45
When Doves Cry - always my favourite
And I remember once sitting at the lights with Red Corvette on the radio and the car in front of me was a - red Corvette - how cool was that???


Posted: 21/04/2016 at 22:38
Start a new thread with an appropriate title to attract attention from those who are knowledgeable in that area and fire away.
And welcome to the forum

Help with plant name (again)

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 22:34
First one is one of the willow herbs.

The second one is familiar but a name won't come.
Someone will recognise it tho

Talkback: Time-saving tips for growing tomatoes

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 22:10

Only one of mine germinated - two other lots of tomatoes sown at the same time in the same compost  and kept in the same propagator had virtual 100% germination.

The magazine have sent me another pack and I'm giving them another try ... watch this space ............. but don't hold your breath

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