Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Creature id

Posted: 27/10/2017 at 14:57

It's a caterpillar looking for somewhere to pupate and turn into a butterfly.  Put it in a dryish spot under a bush or hedge where there's some soft soil ... it'll emerge as an adult in the spring. 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 27/10/2017 at 12:06


Please Help Gardening Design Student

Posted: 27/10/2017 at 12:04


Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 27/10/2017 at 11:58

Oooh Liri ... that stuff to clear out the innards is grim ... your OH has my sympathy 

I'm back from the physio and the exercises are very do-able ... one is done sitting down and tightens the hamstrings which we are trying to train to take over from my anterior cruciate ligament. The other involves standing on tip toes as often as possible and holding the position. Also cycling with toe clips on the pedals will be good, using the toe clips to pull the pedals up rather than relying on just pushing down. I've not been cycling to the shops much this year 'cos of damaged shoulder and then broken foot ... 

If the exercises don't do the trick and the knee still keeps dropping me on the ground they'll probably operate but it won't be fun and will involve a long recuperation 

Overwintering Cauli seedlings

Posted: 27/10/2017 at 09:15

I presume they're 'summer' cauliflowers ... in which case I'd pot them on but keep them in the greenhouse until spring.  The mild autumn has got quite a few plants carrying on growing late into the season.  

Peony plant. Is it dying?

Posted: 27/10/2017 at 09:13

Hi Melissa ... don't panic ... they go brown and die right down for the winter.  I find it useful to pop a stick in to mark where they are 'cos they totally disappear ... I once dug one up by mistake 

You'll see beautuful shoots, often deep red colour, popping up in late winter/early spring 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 27/10/2017 at 09:11

Wondered where Fidget had gone to ... who signed her holiday pass?   Does sound a wonderful trip.

Right ... last gulp of coffee then off to hospital ......................... see you later .................. 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 27/10/2017 at 07:29

Ok hello again  

welcome back Fidget

Hello Clari

I went back to sleep and slept soundly but now it's time to wake properly. OH has gone to work ... I will finish my coffee and get up 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 27/10/2017 at 02:49

Hello Pat ... Don't know where the others were ... I was sorting paperwork ... now I've woken in the wee small hours ... Unusual for me ... I'd better get back to sleep ... I've got physio in the morning. 

Glad you've had some rain 

Is this a poisonous plant?

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 20:33

No not poisonous, sometimes gathered by foragers and used in cooking ... Although as with many fruit too manymight give you an upset tum. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

New Year's Day Flower Count 2018

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Fruit ID please

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A new snake in the UK!!!

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Please ID my mystery plant

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Harvest 2017

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Two shrubs need a name please

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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

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