Latest posts by Dovefromabove

jasmine dry leaves

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 18:05

It's hard to tell from the photo, but I think that may be one of the more tender varieties of jasmine - have a look here .  We've had some low temperatures and your plant may have been used to being in a greenhouse - the cold temperatures have damaged the leaves. 

More Gardeners World Please

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:57

Monty and his wife used to do all the garden themselves.  When he took on the GW programme it was at the BBC's insistence that he employed help - it's well documented.

Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:48

As long as the scanner at the till can read the bar code, who cares!

New Pond

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:44

A water lily will provide shade


Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:42

Sounds as if you've all been having a lovely afternoon shopping and looking at plants.  I gave up trying as every time I went outside the heavens opened.  As soon as I got settled down with the knitting the sun came out - I did go out and check but the wind was cold so I came back indoors again.  Bro told me the farmers' forecast for the week hereabouts is cold and wet so I'll leave seed sowing until things warm up again.

At least the knitting's coming on ... a bit ... I might have it finished in time to wear on our hols ... in September

Supper's under way in the kitchen, pork chops with braised fennel and orange and new potatoes. 


Posted: 25/04/2015 at 14:10

Well, I was going to make a bread and butter pudding but someone's eaten all the white bread that I thought wasn't being eaten - so no pudding.   

I've been outside watering pots as despite the drizzle the pots are pretty dry.  An inspection reveals more baby Helleborus Tutu and the emergence of Hostas Sum & Substance and Blue Angel - the smaller ones in the pots appeared a while back, and Hadspen's Blue appeared last week, so that's all of them accounted for

It's clouding up again and looking grey and chilly -  supper is organised (jacket tatties and pork chops with fennel and orange) so think I'll get the knitting out and find some rubbish telly to watch until OH finishes work.  


Unusual cowslips

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 13:56

But I bet those people down the road have some of these in a tub

Those blessed bees get everywhere



More Gardeners World Please

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 13:52

Darren - the voice of sweet reason

Remove bush in lawn without damaging driveway

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 13:44

Hi iloveapplepuff (seriously good name!)

Can you post a picture or two that will show us the bush and the area around it so that we can get a really good idea of your options?  To upload a photo from your pc you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post

Apple tree cuttings

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 13:15

The best way to propagate apple trees is to graft a cutting onto a rootstock.  If you root  a cutting direct into the ground you're likely to get a tree which will grow 30ft tall or more and put all its energy into this growth rather than fruiting. 

The best thing to do is to get a dwarfing rootstock which will restrict the tree's growth to a reasonable height and width suitable for your needs (there are different types which restrict to different degrees) and graft your cutting onto the rootstock.

There is some information here .  There are others on this forum who have far more experience in grafting than I do - hopefully they'll see this thread and contribute

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