Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Weed identification

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 13:17

Oxalis - probably Oxalis stricta (yellow flowers?).  It's a total pain in the neck.  it needs identifying and weeding out before it gets the chance to flower and seed to get rid of as much as possible. 

Use glyphosate in the growing season. 

Planting now

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 12:49

They're not the hardy types (C. hederifolium and C. coum) that will naturalise in your garden  , but they'll be ok in containers in a sheltered spot outside.  

I sometimes do a mixed planting for our porch in the winter with some of these and an ornamental grass and a trailing variegated small leaved ivy, and plant some Tete a tete daffodil bulbs underneath them to grow and flower in the spring.  

Truffels or just fungi?

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 12:44

Try emailing a picture to Daniel here 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 11:18

Glad you're catching up on the sleep Pdoc   Good luck to Mrs Pdoc - been there and done that - not a lot of fun but it was surprising what opportunities appeared after a spell taking on some agency posts.  Fingers very crossed for her. 

can I be planted outside

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 08:28

Our house plants spend most of the summer outside in a sheltered spot,  but stood on grit and with copper tape around them. They really benefit from their summer holiday, but just this week OH removed a striped snail from our landing windowsill - it must've hitched a ride on the Christmas cacti 

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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 08:12

 And it's a nice feeling to get those jobs done isn't it? 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 08:04

Good morning all  G'day Pat   It obviously takes one to know one   

Hosta, my OH is joining you at the coal face today. Not usual for him but they're short staffed so ...  And as we have a trip to Lincs it'll be an evening journey. Back tomorrow evening. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 20:39

Fairy you'd better grab a slice before OH eats it all ...

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 17:35

Tastes good Fairy 

The Bressingham photo is Percy's Pride which I love. I'm also tempted by Little Maid. They're both sp gorgeous. 

Safe place for planting pot grown oak trees

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 16:54

That's great - wonderful that your son will be able to take his children and grandchildren to see it and maybe have picnics in its shade 

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Normal for Norfolk???

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Plant ID please 
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ID please

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Look at the canna you gave us! 
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