Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Reasons to be cheerful

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 17:35

Makes me smile too Lyn 

Reasons to be cheerful

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 14:32

When life gives you lemons .....................................  make roulade 

Reasons to be cheerful

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 12:00

I wonder if Floss thinks she may have a relative in Devon .........  

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 10:43
Pat E says:

 (Typical that the boys have the best looks) 

 Pat ... Hosta's head will begin to swell 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 10:29

LOL ... well done!!! 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 10:22


Can I make new plants?

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 10:19

Cut some shoots and put them in a jamjar of water on the kitchen windowsill ... they'll grow roots and you can pot them up and get them growing indoors over the winter ... by the time the frosts are over you'll have some lovely plants.  I did that last year 

Reasons to be cheerful

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 09:03

We used to have a thread of  stuff to make us smile ... somehow it drifted away, so here's another one 

Last edited: 04 November 2017 09:04:34

Staking dwarf fruit trees

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 08:56

As long as you get trees on a fairly dwarfing rootstock and look after them well they should be fine ... not the most dwarfing as they need a bit of oomph as you're going to be pruning them hard.

Check the varieties you're choosing ... for espalier apples and pears you need spur-bearing varieties, not tip bearing.

Stone fruits like cherries, apricots etc need to be fan trained not espaliered. 

Or for the apples and pears you could consider growing them as cordons. 

Last edited: 04 November 2017 08:57:28

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

New Year's Day Flower Count 2018

What's flowering in your garden at New Year? 
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Last Post: 09/01/2018 at 23:09

Merry Christmas to all

Let's join together to spread peace and goodwill ....... 
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Last Post: 25/12/2017 at 10:47

Hello Forkers in December

A friendly place for everyone to say hello and chat about all sorts of stuff ... 
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Last Post: 31/12/2017 at 23:51

RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

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Last Post: 20/11/2017 at 16:31

Reasons to be cheerful

A thread of things to make us smile when the going gets tough ...  
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Last Post: 08/11/2017 at 18:04

Fruit ID please

Picked in Spain 
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Last Post: 23/10/2017 at 15:51

Seeking blueberry advice

Just starting out ... choosing varieties  
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Last Post: 25/09/2017 at 21:13

Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

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Last Post: 16/09/2017 at 17:48

The Virtual Café

Tried and tested recipes to use up a glut and fill the pantry shelves 
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Last Post: 22/08/2017 at 17:16

A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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Last Post: 07/08/2017 at 22:38

Please ID my mystery plant

I don't recognise this ...  
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Last Post: 03/08/2017 at 14:55

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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Last Post: 31/08/2017 at 23:47

Harvest 2017

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Last Post: 10/12/2017 at 21:06

Two shrubs need a name please

Saved from the skip ... but what are they? 
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Last Post: 16/07/2017 at 16:16

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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Last Post: 01/08/2017 at 05:26
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