Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Yew hedge too slow!!

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 06:55

Hi Declan ... Fantastic choice   They're getting their roots established ... they have to do that before the top growth can get going.

Can we have a photo of the hedge please and tell us about the conditions and  what you do to care for it ? Then we'll have some idea of what you can do to encourage it. 

Last edited: 20 November 2017 06:57:24

Tree id

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 18:58

I agree ... photo 2 looks like Sweet Chestnut.

Photo1 looks to me a lot like a Goat Willow leaf  ...Salix caprea ... but at this time of year it's hard to tell because of the effects of Autumn.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 10:50

I'm making some Crown Prince squash soup today Obelixx  ... I shall roast the pieces first and save a few to add to our planned supper of baked chicken legs with Mediterranean veg and couscous.  Apart from that I have a canvas to prime and a list of odd jobs for OH to compile   

Smilies are working on the laptop ... must have been my phone 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 08:14

Good morning all 

sharp frost here ... The grass is white and sparkly. 

Another coffee is needed ...

My phone won't do smilies this morning ... Please help yourselves as appropriate ...


Posted: 19/11/2017 at 07:55
flowerpower15 says:

Unfortunately the plant came to me quite dry and my first instinct was to water it which I did from the top😟 . I hope I haven't killed it. 

See original post

 Let it drain well and don't water it again until it begins to dry out. Fingers are crossed. 

To confirm ... C. Persicaria which are the ones sold in the UK as house plants are not frost hardy. 

There are some little colourful cyclamen hybrids which are sold as bedding plants and they are a bit tougher than C. persicaria but they need free-draining conditions and shelter from wet conditions to do well. 

The cyclamen which are hardy in the UK are C. coum and C. hederifolium and they will take whatever the British weather can throw at them. 

Buddleja cutting spots on leaves

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 20:35

The leaves will be falling for autumn any day now. I wouldn't worry. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 19:53

Clari ((hugs)) get well soon 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 19:51

Joyce  I forgot the tennis was on ... Duh! 

Ride-on Mower grass collection problem

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 15:51

Could it be something as simple as something having been fitted the wrong way around 

A move from fish to freemovers

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 15:05

Because if they're green and lush now they're likely to have been growing in milder conditions (in a tank in a polytunnel maybe?) and they go into a cold wintery frosty pond, like our pond is at the moment, they're going to die back. 

I wouldn't buy pond plants at this time of year.

Last edited: 18 November 2017 15:06:02

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