Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Trehane Nursery

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 08:45

I love pears. Sadly pear cuttings need to be grafted onto a quince rootstock, otherwise they will grow into a huge woodland-sized tree and take many many years before bearing blossom and fruit. Hence the old saying, "You plant pears for your heirs". 

New Bare Rooted Rose Bush Question?

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 08:40

Cliff, the reason your roses look so different to Aym's is that yours are Hybrid Tea types and hers is a vigorous floribunda type frequently used as a hedging rose.  They both have quite different growth habits. Don't worry, yours are perfectly normal for bare root HT roses 

If you were to buy yourself 3 plants for Christmas...

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 08:28

Lovely idea, but remember that we'll have already got a lot of our favourites. 

Top of my Wish List at the moment are: 

Mahonia 'Buckland"

A pulmonaria with really good silvery leaves (still researching which)

Lots of Alchemilla Mollis to prettify the foot of the Shady Bank. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 07:47

Good morning all   G'day Pat   Sorry you're feeling a bit down , but remember that mood fluctuates for all of us. I think part of the difficulty is that as we get older we have more time to think and notice such things. Laying in bed in the morning and reflecting on life wasn't possible a few years ago when I had to get up as soon as I woke and get on with the day. OH says ghat I'm noticeably more likely to have sad thoughts on a Sunday morning than on any other day. 

On the other hand, how lovely to have a ripe tomato - I'd love a warm ripe tomato fresh from the vine today. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 23:07

We don't have an electric blanket - we make our own heat .... Night night everyone 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 20:19

Oh dear Take the 'c' out - it should read ' .... chilli if .....' Blame the bottle of red 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 19:05

Or just a single electric blanket for Clari and the OH can sleep on the cold side - or am I being a cheapskate?

Weve just sunk a very good chillicif I do say so myself, and half a bottl of red. Ghe other half might disappear soon ...

Salvia in the Blues

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 17:34


Signing into secret garden

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 17:29

Carole - I've flagged this up to Nora on the GW website team - I'm sure she'll get back to you as soon as she's back in the office.  

Hope that helps 

Salvia in the Blues

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 17:27

I would nip out that top clump of leaves/growing tip - salvias don't take long to bush out and produce flower buds. 

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