Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Raised flower bed vs Cat Poo

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 07:24

Jeyes fluid is paradoxically attractive but highly toxic to cats, causing them a horrible and agonising death. I'm sure that's not your intention. 

Growing Brussels sprouts in containers

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 07:21

We'll, you seem to have convinced yourself 

In my experience the major problem affecting Brussels sprouts in the UK winter, apart from pigeons, is wind rock  - never experienced sun damage on sprouts. 

Help needed

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 07:06

And another problem with camellias is that the petals don't drop off as they brown and die, unlike roses whose dead flowers fall off. This makes the camellia look poorly unless you remove the dying blooms. 

growing trees in pots outside

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 06:43

Hi cwalker 

Just to say, if your photo doesn't upload try reducing it's size 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 06:35

Good morning / G'day all 

Hope all are well and that travel plans are going smoothly, sleep has been had, etc etc etc. 

BL ((hugs)) my thoughts are with your friend and her husband and all who love her - tough times 

Theres a spattering of raindrops on the window this morning ... We shall see what the day brings ...

Can someone ID please

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 20:55

Yes, a female Holly Blue 

Females have the black edges around the fore wings

Where have the April showers gone?

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 19:27

Here in Norfolk the oaks are in full leaf but the ash tree buds are still black and sealed shut.  We've had no real rain for months now.  I'm watering most days and topping the pond up.  

Plant ID please

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 18:56

You may well be right Hosta    (you usually are ) ... my echinops is more of a blue/green than that, but colour on the internet is notoriously unreliable.  

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 18:46

Hosta, what a transformation!!!!   Last year it was sort of dowdy and tired with overgrown bits ... but full of potential .......... and WOW!!!  

As for our favourite West Country B&B ........ we're keeping that secret .... you know what it's like, once you discover a wonderful place and tell folks about it and the following year it's full of Emmets and Grockles 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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

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Getting my own back ....

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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 ... 
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Pond mystery solved

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Hello Forkers - April edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat for everyone to get together and socialise 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum

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

A wind-up/solar powered radio

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

Butterflies 2017

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

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
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Last Post: 23/02/2017 at 10:39

Another ID please

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ID this flowering tree please

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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things ... 
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When dreams come true ...

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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things  
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New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

What is blooming in your garden? 
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