Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Advice please! - espalier formative pruning

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 19:55

I'd put an intermediate wire  above the lower one.  If you lower those branches to the level of the wire in the picture the growing tip of the branches will be pointing downwards which is not what you need. 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 19:51

Hello folks   ... just letting you know we're back home safe and sound after a wonderful holiday down in the South West finishing off with a couple of days in the vicinity of Whipsnade Zoo.  

Now I'm going to throw a load in the washing machine and collapse on the sofa and catch up with you all tomorrow.

((Hugs)) to Hosta and his Lovely Hubby xx

Does anyone know what this shrub is

Posted: 07/09/2017 at 20:36

That looks like a Salvia ... Possibly S. Hot lips. 

Can anyone please help me identify this plant?

Posted: 07/09/2017 at 19:32

Yes ... A fine specimen of a self-sown Salix caprea ... They get everywhere. 

The only exciting thing it's likely to do is to get bigger and bigger and then reproduce itself all over your garden. 

Last edited: 07 September 2017 19:35:25

Help identifying please

Posted: 07/09/2017 at 19:25

Just keep the milky sap off your skin as it can cause a rash. 

I like them 

3 separate questions...

Posted: 07/09/2017 at 09:42

So while you're getting free advertising for your pigeon control business can you give me a quote for controlling pigeons on a thousand acres of pea fields in Suffolk ...... Suffolk UK that is  ...

Last edited: 07 September 2017 09:44:23

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 07/09/2017 at 09:34

I've a feeling you're a bit of an all or nothing sort of a guy Pdoc. So am I, but I am learning , bit by bit, that there is a middle way and sometimes it's the best way ... Only sometimes mind you 

What's this in the middle of the tree trunk?

Posted: 07/09/2017 at 08:31

Like us, trees don't live for ever and like us the moment when they stop being young and strong and begin to move inexorably towards decline and death is usually indiscernible ... thank goodness 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 07/09/2017 at 08:16

Good morning all   Thinking of Wonky's lovely hub who has close family in Antigua ... Hope things aren't too grim for them. 

Pdoc ... You can't sum up your whole life ... It would take a book ... Just a few sentences to give a flavour ... Just a couple of things to say what makes you tick ... You may give more of yourself later, or you may not. remember you're talking to a stranger, related or not, and these things are a two way process and he must give of himself too, otherwise you become vulnerable. You build a relationship by sharing. ((Hugs))

Copper Beech Roots

Posted: 06/09/2017 at 10:04

I presume that you had the property surveyed before you bought it? And the surveyor raised no concerns? 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Reasons to be cheerful

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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Seeking blueberry advice

Just starting out ... choosing varieties  
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Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

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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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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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New situation ... ? 
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Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
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The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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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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