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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 16:09

Hot Cross Buns out of oven and cooling - who was putting the kettle on?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42687.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 and it's warmer here too ............... I've put the heating on!!! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 14:57

Flippin cold wind coming down off the North Sea - brrrrrrrrrrrr!!! 

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 14:51

Think they may have got a taste for air travel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hdt-zs4EvE 

help needed identifying weed

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 14:47
BobTheGardener wrote (see)

By the way everybody, this is not me.

I wondered what you were doing asking for ID of horsetail 

So who's bob? 

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 14:13

"A fifth of British gardeners have thrown snails over their neighbour's fence, according to a survey.

Some 22% of people questioned for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) said they had tossed a snail into their neighbour's garden, compared with 78% who said they had not.

Londoners were the worst culprits, with 30% admitting they had done it.

Gardeners in Scotland were least likely, where 14% admitted they had thrown a snail over a garden fence................."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27078782 

Are you guilty? 

can I prune my primroses

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 13:10

How lovely  if you cut them back you'll weaken them - they'll soon begin to die back.  Can you plant around/amongst them?

Alternatively can you set aside part of the garden for wildflowers that can be left to go over, and move them there - leaving the other part of the garden for more formal planting/

Help Identifying Lawn Invader!

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 12:56

It's the 'fruiting body' of Marestail also known as Horsetail - a real nuisance in flower beds etc, but you can just keep mowing it in a lawn.  It's not dangerous to the children or pets. 

See this post http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/problem-solving/help-needed-identifying-weed/303228.html 

What grows in dark/dry areas?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 11:34

The majority of brightly coloured flowering plants also need bright sunshine, so I think I'd consider going for plants with variegated foliage.  There are lots of variegated hostas that would be happy growing in pots just there - however they die right back in the winter.  

Acuba Golden King  is an evergreen and would be happy there  http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=2142 and although it can grow quite large, growing it in a container would restrict its growth. 

Effects of tree pruning on root growth

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 11:26

This is the advice from the RHS about trees near buildings and any potential problems.  It's worth noting the advice that hasty removal of trees can result in even more problems due to 'heave'.  https://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=225 

 

 

 

 

 

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Already! 
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All your questions answered 
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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

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A seasonal joke thread 
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Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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