Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Resurrected Fourteen

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 08:11

Hello folks ... I used to have a Springer ... He often left four muddy paw prints on the white shirted chest of an unsuspecting visitor 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 08:05

My ex boss used to do Chelsea on the last day, when they sold the plants from the display gardens ... She and friend used to come back on the train with plants in a couple of shollies and tucked under their arms ...

Hosta identification

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 08:01

Big green one to the left could be Sum & Substance ... If so it'll get huge and fill the whole bed on it's own. 

But there are thousands of varieties - hard to do a firm ID from a picture. 

Last edited: 22 May 2017 08:01:50

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 07:37

hello all of you - I've slept in! 

Hope Hostas had a good night at last ... Did we hear from him after work yesterday?  Expect he was busy cutting grass ...

Secret garden

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 22:54

I've flagged this up to the GW team - I'm sure they'll get back to you when they're in the office 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 22:43

Have a lovely time Chicky 

Been very busy out there today ... It's coming together 

Time for bed now   See you in the morning ... Sweet dreams all ...

Last edited: 21 May 2017 22:44:15

Trying to learn about Roses - Suckers maybe!?

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 20:16

Further to my post above, this FAQ page on the David Austin Website explains about suckers and leaflets 

Scroll down to the last question ... 

Last edited: 21 May 2017 20:17:28

Trying to learn about Roses - Suckers maybe!?

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 20:13

Oh dear ... that old saw about  true roses having five leaves and suckers having seven came from when most people  only grew Hybrid Tea and Floribunda roses.

Now that people grow lots of different types of roses, and many modern roses have all sorts of varieties in their heritage, it's not true.

Many lovely rose varieties have more than five leaflets per leaf.  Don't prune them off!!! 

Temporary wind protection ideas?

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 20:07

You can buy 'windbreak netting' fabric by the metre from most garden centres ... I use tomato canes and fix the netting to it.  

Bee hive

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 19:43

They're probably Tree Bees ... they often nest in bird boxes.  They're fine ... not  at all aggressive and good pollinators so good to have around the allotments. 

They'll move on of they're own accord at the end of the summer.  

There's nothing you need do other than enjoy watching them.  

There were some in next door's roof the other year ... there were usually a few 'guards' who used to 'dance' around the entrace to the nest ...fascinating to watch. 

Lots of interesting stuff  about them here 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2017 at 14:03

The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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Last Post: 08/06/2017 at 13:17

Hello Forkers ... June 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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Last Post: Today at 03:56

Shrub ID please

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Last Post: 30/05/2017 at 21:11

Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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Last Post: 29/05/2017 at 15:54

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

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Last Post: 25/05/2017 at 21:08

Getting my own back ....

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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 ... 
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Last Post: 01/06/2017 at 11:14

Pond mystery solved

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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 
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Last Post: 01/05/2017 at 14:15

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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