Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Terracotta saucers

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 07:34

I buy terracotta pots and saucers from our local garden centre. There appears to be no shortage here. 

Mysterious holes!

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 15:59


My advice is to get the professionals in unless you have experience and access to professional standard rat bait and bait boxes. 

Last edited: 02 September 2017 16:01:33

Problem solving

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 10:40

i think it's sooty mould caused by aphids. The birds will eat the aphids so encourage them and the problem will be greatly reduced. 

Also sooty mould at this time of year is unlikely to have long term effects on the health of your hedge and the winter rains will help remove it. 

Plant ID

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 22:25

One of my favourite woodland flowers ... Loved by bumble bees 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 15:01

We're here ... Sun shining , sky blue , scones and clotted cream and a cuppa being taken then OH will unpack while I doze then well go down to ghe harbour and choose where we're having supper ... 

Thankyou Hosta and Lovely Hub ((hugs)) xx

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 09:58

 Lovely breakfast - third coffee - blue sky and sunshine 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 07:18

Good morning all  Thanks Obelixx ((hugs)) very efficient! 

Still snuggled in Hostas guest room   ...  slept like a log after a wonderful meal and lots of chat. We had a good drive down and arrived as you know, a bit earlier than planned  But as the sun was shining we thought it'd give us a good chance to walk around the garden ... However Hosta has a sort of built in "sprinkler system"  that comes on as soon as you're at the furthest point from the house ... Drowned rats had nothing on us!!!  

He's done so much since we were here last ... It looks amazing despite his protestations... Even if it was a bit squelchy underfoot in a couple of places. 

Chicky ... Best of luck ... Hope the weather is kind to you and hope you enjoy it ((hugs))

Delete Post And Other Issues

Posted: 31/08/2017 at 06:41

Mike ... as far as I'm aware no one on here objects to the Mods when people disagree about gardening techniques or IDs ... but when people with no medical qualifications suggest that women posters should send him private messages about their gynaecological problems you really can't be surprised that the the Mods delete the relevant posts. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 31/08/2017 at 05:50

it worked ... Hit my head five times on the pillow before I went to sleep and I woke up at 5am ... 5 mins before the alarm ... Coffee and then we'll be on our way .... Will be sure to wave Rgirl! 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 22:07

My cousins wife paid my son for his longstanding warts. They disappeared within the week. 

Right ... I'm tucked up in bed ... Alarm set for early ... Sweet dreams folks ... See you tomorrow Hosta 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

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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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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


New situation ... ? 
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Last Post: 01/07/2017 at 10:29

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
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