Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Heather looks like it's dying, not sure what to do!

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 14:18

Snap!  Hosta 

Heather looks like it's dying, not sure what to do!

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 14:17

I've no idea what training the florist had, but heathers won't be happy indoors!    It's a plant which is happiest on bleak moorlands.

Also, it looks to me as if your plants are so dry that the compost has shrunk - I'd put them in a bucket of water for a couple of hours and let them soak up some water, then allow them to drain and plant them outside - either in bigger pots (in a mixture of half and half John Innes No 3 loam-based compost and the Multi-purpose compost - preferably peat-based) or in the ground. 

Pears, picking

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 14:09

We picked the very first of our four pears earlier in the week and had it with our breakfast this morning - probably needed a little more ripening, but delicious nevertheless 

Chartreuse plant

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 13:58

Is the stem square in cross-section?

It looks like one of the many varieties of mint - some of which are possibly in the secret recipe for the drink Chartreuse.

What does it smell of? 

Chartreuse plant

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 13:52

Perhaps a photo?


Posted: 02/10/2016 at 12:47

Could have been a different type of ladybird - there's all sorts - just a few here ...

Last edited: 02 October 2016 12:47:45


Posted: 02/10/2016 at 11:35

As long as it wasn't one of these

Vine weevil larva

help with a difficult border

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 10:36

I'd plant pulmonaria, ferns and foxgloves there.  


Posted: 02/10/2016 at 10:27

Any chance of a photo? 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 10:24

Cheers folks!  I'll try not to spread it in your direction 

Anyone for honey and hot lemon? 

Although it's brightened up out there it's still very wet underfoot - the Under Gardener says if it dries out enough he'll do some of the jobs that need doing - mow the back lawn and pull up the squash plants - but if he can't do it today he'll do it later in the week   That'll enable me to get on with the bulb planting and mulching when it's dry enough.

Daft isn't it - I've spent the last month moaning 'cos it was too dry ... now I need to plant things it's too wet    but at least the grass seed on the front lawn has been watered 

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