Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 16/06/2016 at 07:46

Thank you Pat :) OH has set off on his bike - his first day back since our holiday  

I shall jump in the shower and out again quickly as we're expecting a Yodel delivery and I want to be dressed when it arrives!!!

Poppy blight

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 07:22

I think it's down to warm wet weather. I'd nip off and bin any bits that look mouldy but otherwise I'd leave things alone and wait for the weather to improve. I don't like using fungicides. Not good for human biology or the many important micro-organisms who share the planet with us. 


Posted: 16/06/2016 at 07:06

Good morning all :). Lovely to hear about your garden visits. 

I didn't sleep too well. Very sore tonsil and yucky throat. Have taken paracetamol. 

On a brighter note it's sunny outside and it looks as if we're in for a gardening day :)

Mushrooms Growing On My Lawn

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 20:47

Hello and welcome

I'd use a stiff broom and brush them off if I wanted to get rid of them. 

I do think it's highly unlikely that a dog will eat fungi growing on the lawn.  I noticed some small toadstools on our grass today.  They'll go as soon as the weather dries up. 


Posted: 15/06/2016 at 20:41

This thread should help 

anyone Know the name of this plant?

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 20:37

Nope - not yet 

white / cream slug

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 14:42

You could use slug pellets and they will get rid of some of them, but the pellets will be much more harmful to your dogs than the slugs are.  

The best thing to do is to apply nematodes  regularly 

 and do  the responsible thing and ensure that the dogs have the appropriate parasite treatment and it's kept  up to date. 

Last edited: 15 June 2016 14:45:14


Posted: 15/06/2016 at 09:41

Good morning all 

Another lay in here -  then a leisurely breakfast bowl of melon during which there was great excitement as a delivery van from a local nursery pulled up outside and the driver got out  .......... then he checked the delivery slip and got back into the van and drove up the hill   I'd not ordered anything, but a girl can hope can't she? 

We actually waiting for a delivery of garage shelving - Yodel came yesterday while we were at the SCVA so hopefully they'll try again today .............  OH will be in all day. 

I've just steamed a big cauliflower so I'll make a cheese sauce in a minute and that'll be a Cauli cheese for lunch after tennis 

It's dry here and warm, mainly overcast but with some wonderful spells of brilliant sunshine.  It's amazing how much more light there is in the garden now that one of the ash trees has gone -  the veg patch is getting much more sunlight and isn't getting dried out - it can only be a good thing 

Quince fruit forming and then falling

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 17:31

Could it simply be the June Drop? 

Egg ID

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 14:29

I'd go with butterfly/moth eggs too 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

ID please

Replies: 8    Views: 230
Last Post: 20/08/2016 at 10:39

Hosta! Where's Hosta?

Look at the canna you gave us! 
Replies: 5    Views: 230
Last Post: 13/08/2016 at 18:02

Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Moving them about ... two questions ...  
Replies: 4    Views: 212
Last Post: 12/08/2016 at 11:24


A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
Replies: 1228    Views: 31943
Last Post: Today at 07:23

Gardener's Garters

Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
Replies: 26    Views: 808
Last Post: 13/07/2016 at 14:17

Blight resistant tomatoes

Replies: 5    Views: 409
Last Post: 18/07/2016 at 11:35

Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
Replies: 13    Views: 598
Last Post: 19/06/2016 at 18:14

ID please

Replies: 4    Views: 352
Last Post: 12/06/2016 at 14:22

A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
Replies: 7    Views: 429
Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 19:01

Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

Replies: 5    Views: 417
Last Post: 14/05/2016 at 17:14

Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

Replies: 5    Views: 421
Last Post: 07/05/2016 at 16:05

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
Replies: 1936    Views: 64472
Last Post: 01/06/2016 at 09:23

Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
Replies: 25    Views: 1165
Last Post: 23/04/2016 at 15:42

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
Replies: 7    Views: 422
Last Post: 17/04/2016 at 12:49

Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
Replies: 59    Views: 2538
Last Post: 15/05/2016 at 20:59
1 to 15 of 175 threads