Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Red robin won't grow

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 08:30

It's probably doing more underground than above, developing a good root system before it can make top growth. 

I agree with Pansy - remove the ties. Then clear the grass from around its base so there's a circle of bare soil with a diameter of at least a couple of feet, so the shrub isnt competing with the grass for moisture and nutrition. in February give it a feed of Fish, Blood & Bone as per the directions on the pack. It's a slow acting organic fertiliser which will provide nutrition for the  coming year. In dry spells give it a bucket full of water twice a week.  It should be fine. 

Last edited: 02 January 2017 08:31:52

Wild flowers now

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 08:16

To differentiate between pink and red campions - the pink has a green calyx whereas the red campion has a red calyx. 

Gorgeous to see the pics. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 07:50

Good morning all   The house is quiet - I'm the only one awake ... There are field fares chattering in the churchyard  

Last edited: 02 January 2017 07:51:37

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 16:26

Comfortably ensconced at MILs, feet up by the inglenook watching recording of the fireworks and Robbie Williams best efforts while helping to eat up the leftovers 

Highly recommended 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 11:00
Busy-Lizzie says:

I thought you were just going to MIL for the day, Dove. Are you staying?

Grey and cold outside. Don't think my flower count will be much.

See original post

 Just the one night BL - back tomorrow evening.

DD, fortunately the way the world is arranged, we only get one day at a time to cope with

Right, we're off ...................... SYL folks ((hugs))

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 10:41

I've packed and am ready ... is OH ready???????????????????????????? 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 10:40

Beautiful Pat   There's a eucalyptus across the rise from here and it looks amazing when we have a good sunset - they have such a good silhouette don't they?

So.....Re-booted Four

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 10:20

I've had a similar problem over the past couple of days - following my son's instructions I've 'cleared my cache' ... problem solved.

Hope that helps - good luck

Minimising a mature hedge?

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 10:18

Hello and Happy New Year

Is it a privet?  Can you show us a photo of the leaves and stalks and a photo of the whole hedge?

Privet  copes very well with being cut hard back and kept as a neat closely trimmed hedge - I'd rather have a hedge than a fence

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 10:13

Been out there in the drizzle, notebook in hand - not a lot in flower this NYD compared with last ...

Hellebore Ericsmithii 'Snow Love'

Sarcocca confusa - Sweet box

Clematis cirrhosa 'Freckles'

Campanula poscharskyana

Viburnum bodnantense 'Charles Lamont'

Primula vulgaris

Hesperis matronalis

Crocus 'Snow Bunting'

... full of buds and almost out is Hellebore orientalis 'Tutu', and Rosa 'Bonica' has a couple of buds in colour, but I don't think they'll come to anything.

Not a sign of snowdrops or violets yet ...

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Butterflies 2017

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Do you have an easy DIY solution? 
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