Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 10:00

Pat, they come here from Scandinavia in the winter to feed on the wild berries in the hedgerows and gardens.  Some years they come in huge flocks called 'irruptions' ... they have a lovely tinkling call and are absolutely beautiful. 

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 09:58

Morning all 


I feel very virtuous ... I keep a string bag in my handbag for unexpected purchases ... the mascara went straight through the holes yesterday   it had to come home in my handbag instead.  


Nearly every time I pull the string bag out someone says ... Ohhh, I haven't seen one of those for years and look at me as if I'm 110!!! 


We bought a couple of them in Cornwall a few years ago, but I'm sure that's not the only place you can get them ........ 

Plant ID

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 09:49

Can we have a pic of the actual flower on No 2 ... we might stand a chance then 

Another poo identification please?

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 09:41

You may find this interesting https://www.hedgehogstreet.org/ 

Easiest seeds to transplat

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 09:33

If you've not yet found the How to section of this website, you may find this of interest


http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-prick-out-seedlings2/ 

Weed ID?

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 09:24

Yes, Jack by the hedge, aka hedge garlic, hedge mustard  etc etc etc.  The food plant for the larvae of the orange tip butterfly so a good plant to have.  It's also edible as a salad leaf or steamed/stir fried when young - but I prefer to leave it for the butterflies. 


http://www.naturessecretlarder.co.uk/wild-food-useful-plants/jack-by-the-hedge-alliaria-petiolata.htm 

Can anyone identify this fruit tree?

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 09:20

Or it might be a bullace


https://www.orangepippintrees.co.uk/damson-trees/shepherds-bullace 


Traditionally grown around allotments  and gardens in Suffolk (don't know about elsewhere)  - a hardy small tree with fruit which is sort of a cross between a plum and a cherry in taste and appearance ... lovely for tarts and pies, and if you've never tasted home made bullace wine you've not lived 


I'd wait and see how the fruit develops and then decide what to do. 

Last edited: 22 April 2017 09:21:02

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 09:13

Glad you enjoyed Boheme Hosta ... and that you're suffering less.  


Morning the rest of you ...... I've been out watering containers and filling up bird feeders ... and sadly I found a dead waxwing on the terrace ... couldn't find any sign that it had hit the studio window, but it might have done ... I'd have thought it should have been well on its way back to Scandinavia now ... perhaps it wasn't well 


Another poo identification please?

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 09:04

Yep ... hedgehog 

Easiest Veg to Grow from seeds

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 07:57

As for washing pots , in theory we should, few of us do.  No one seems to have any ill effects to report.  There was a thread about it a while back.


Ive only grown leeks from seed myself - I've not used bought in seedlings so I can't really comment, but the process is the same. 


You might like to look out for a copy of Alan Titchmarsh's book, How To Be A Gardener - it'll give you a lot of the basic information you seem unsure of. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

 
Replies: 8    Views: 228
Last Post: Yesterday at 21:08

Getting my own back ....

 
Replies: 7    Views: 270
Last Post: 10/05/2017 at 13:59

Hello Forkers - May Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
Replies: 1389    Views: 31529
Last Post: Today at 13:42

Pond mystery solved

 
Replies: 2    Views: 298
Last Post: 06/04/2017 at 11:33

Hello Forkers - April edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat for everyone to get together and socialise 
Replies: 1612    Views: 39337
Last Post: 01/05/2017 at 14:15

Ceratostigma willmottianum

Is it too late to cut back? 
Replies: 7    Views: 214
Last Post: 30/03/2017 at 12:27

A wind-up/solar powered radio

Ideal for greenhouse or potting shed 
Replies: 1    Views: 231
Last Post: 11/03/2017 at 18:51

Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
Replies: 8    Views: 451
Last Post: 17/02/2017 at 14:48

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
Replies: 87    Views: 2602
Last Post: 23/02/2017 at 10:39

Another ID please

 
Replies: 4    Views: 496
Last Post: 04/02/2017 at 10:31

ID this flowering tree please

 
Replies: 2    Views: 313
Last Post: 02/02/2017 at 11:19

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things ... 
Replies: 1307    Views: 35057
Last Post: 01/03/2017 at 06:56

When dreams come true ...

 
Replies: 3    Views: 401
Last Post: 30/01/2017 at 15:59

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things  
Replies: 1468    Views: 42921
Last Post: 01/02/2017 at 08:27

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

What is blooming in your garden? 
Replies: 48    Views: 2206
Last Post: 04/01/2017 at 16:35
1 to 15 of 203 threads