Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Green beans still edible?

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 20:51

Whatever they are - pick them - leaving them on the plants will encourage the plants to think their job is done ... pick them and they'll produce more for you 


Posted: 29/08/2016 at 20:39

Sounds to me like pollination problems.


Posted: 29/08/2016 at 20:27

Commiserations to Mrs Pdoc ((hugs))  treat her gently Nigel, my bee sting was several days ago and it's still a bit painful and itchy  Tea/coffee in bed tomorrow morning! 


Posted: 29/08/2016 at 20:23

Oh, for those who have family/friends returning from Reading/Leeds, can I claim kudos for my son who will be spending the night unloading, recording and putting into storage all the gear from Biffy Clyro's touring set.  The bottom having fallen out of the antiques market, he's returned to his previous career of sound engineer/roadie/etc and is spending the summer making sense of the contents of huge lorries full of musical instruments, electrical equipment and flying pigs (or similar - I'm probably showing my age).


Posted: 29/08/2016 at 20:18

Glad I spoke to 'Wonky before I read about the bamboo 

Have been dining on Pasta Puttanesca on the terrace with OH - a bottle of rosé has been drunk, and he's been on beer   I've promised not to hit submit before he's seen the typing   ( i'm a bit squiffly )

Weve been playing the dinner party game - you know, who would you invite to eat and get drunk with and put the world to rights with ... well, alongside Stephen Fry (who is apparently on everyone;s list, but at least he lives just up the road from here) several of you made the cut 

Tomato hornbeam worm have you seen one?

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 18:35


Posted: 29/08/2016 at 16:49

If you like single dahlias (I do and so do the bees) have a look at Honka 

gorgeous in the border and as a cut flower.

That article also has interesting information about Bishop's Children 

When to scarify...

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 16:40

Well that was a good buy!  Very pleased!  I've done the front lawn with the rake attachment - the lawn has been very neglected this year (parental demise etc) and it was a very old and somewhat neglected lawn when we moved here, and up until today it's only been spiked with a fork and raked with a spring tine rake ........ today I removed more than 3/4 of our brown bin full of thatch and moss, and the lawn's not a large one ... as long as the drive and as wide as the house   It' looks pretty rough now, but some rain will improve things - then I'll give it another raking and in September I'll scarify and oversow with some lawn seed.  

I was going to hire one, but this machine will pay for itself before September is out 

What is it??

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 16:26

It needs to be indoors before the frosts come   It'll be happy on a sunny windowsill in the house. 


Posted: 29/08/2016 at 16:23

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

New Year's Day Flower Count 2018

What's flowering in your garden at New Year? 
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Merry Christmas to all

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Hello Forkers in December

A friendly place for everyone to say hello and chat about all sorts of stuff ... 
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RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

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A thread of things to make us smile when the going gets tough ...  
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Fruit ID please

Picked in Spain 
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Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

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The Virtual Café

Tried and tested recipes to use up a glut and fill the pantry shelves 
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A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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Please ID my mystery plant

I don't recognise this ...  
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Hello Forkers ... August edition

A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content...  
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Harvest 2017

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Two shrubs need a name please

Saved from the skip ... but what are they? 
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Hello Forkers ... July 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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