Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Curry leaf tree dies

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 19:36

It is illegal to bring any plant into the UK from outside the EU without a Phytosanitary Certificate - this is to prevent the spread of pests and diseases which, although they may seem insignificant in their country of origin, may cause devastation to British native plants and agricultural crop.  


Posted: 08/09/2016 at 17:09

I'm sure it'll be fine   Speaking as someone who grew up on a farm, manure heaps are a bit whiffier in warm weather, even the well-rotted ones.  And your manure has been encased in plastic in all this sunshine 

It'll be fine 

Filling in a Small Pond

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 15:13

Six inches of topsoil isn't a lot for plants to get their roots into.

Also, as rain washes that soil into the rubble below, the topsoil will be less and less - I think you have too much rubble in there and the infilling needs to be more carefully thought out - depending on the plants you want to grow there. 


Posted: 08/09/2016 at 14:51

Oooh   How did we miss this? 

Many Happy Returns of Yesterday Verdun 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 11:56

Cake's in the oven 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 11:21

OH blames the blackbirds for most things - apparently they're responsible for the dollop of butter that appeared on the agapanthus on the terrace a couple of summers ago 

Brilliant sunshine and 25C here at the moment - a line of washing 'dancing in the breeze'   Sorry folks 

We're out this evening ... a friend is having a 'walking about read-through' of his first play at the local theatre ... very exciting for him!  I had a couple of plays performed by a local amateur group some years ago - brilliant experience if a bit nerve-wracking 

Paint colour for this wall?

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 10:45

Good idea Fairy - but remember that a colour with the sunlight on it will look very different when it's in the shade.  Sorry to harp on about it, but it really does make a difference 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 10:41

Found it!!!  Underneath a pair of OH's socks on the bed - I'm sure I didn't put them there .... 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 10:39

The battery in the kitchen clock needs replacing too ... I'd better find the spare batteries ... I'm going to do some baking and the clock on the oven isn't reliable as the buttons sometimes get pressed accidentally 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 10:30

Do you think he picked my watch up as well? 

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French gardeners - do you know this viburnum?

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ID please

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Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
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Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
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ID please

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