Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 13:06

Just heard from Wonky ... she's been weeding again, but is happy ...  the surroundings sound idyllic.  

Plant ID please

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 12:23

My memory is very visual ... sometimes (but not always) it manages to attach the right label to the image ... it's not infallible but it'll be interesting to see if that does grow into a pomegranate bush.  

Plant ID please

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 11:42

This has been bugging me and something came into my head ... pomegranate seedling?

There is a sort of similarity ................ 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 11:18

Love Cullen skink ... make it here quite often 

The weather here today is horrid ... heavy hailstorms leaving the ground completely covered and setting off the car alarm ... then a spell of bright sunshine raising the hope that the bad stuff is over, then another hail storm ............... but the lowest temp in the back garden last night was 3C, so not as bad as it could have been.  

Etoile de Hollande Climbing Rose

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 11:04

It is a characteristic of Etoile de Holland that it has a drooping flower ... this works very well if grown over an arch or arbour ... perhaps not as good against a wall or fence.  

It does have a glorious perfume but I  find that most roses need warm sunny weather to give their best perfume.  

I'm surprised you have blooms already this year ... how lovely 

Last edited: 26 April 2017 11:04:25

Mouldy mail order asparagus crowns

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 10:27

To be honest, I'd just get them planted asap.

If the supplier (who you say is a well known firm and therefore presumably has a reputation to safeguard) says it's perfectly normal I would trust them and get on with it ... but then I tend to be a 'glass half full' sort of person.  

Don't know what anyone else thinks ..?

broken knee

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 10:20

Oh Logan ... I really sympathise ... I have struggled with crutches in the past ... my "centre of gravity"   is low and my upper body strength not what it used to be 

Hope it's not getting too frustrating ......... we'll try to keep you entertained.  

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 09:58

Just had a horrendous hail storm ... all the ground was white and the car alarm went off.  Just as well I decided not to walk to tennis 

During the deluge a nice man from the technical department at BT phoned me to help me with an internet problem I didn't know I had  .... then he hung up on me ..... do you think it was something I said? 

Last edited: 26 April 2017 09:59:08

Lavender Wilting

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 09:53
nutcutlet says:

might be worth unpotting it and loosening up the pot bound rootball if you didn't do that before.

See original post

 ... and at the same time check for the dreaded vine weevil grubs 

If it's of any help, I find lavender in containers does best with loambased compost with a generous addition of horticultural grit.  

Lavender Wilting

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 09:34

I would give it a good soak as Fidget suggests, but then let it drain and don't water again until the soil, when you press your finger into the pot up to your first knuckle,  feels dry.

Fingers crossed it makes it 

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