Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Leasing plots of land for gardening

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 20:24

Tom ... is Sunnypatch a US project ?  Your forms ask for Zip Codes /State etc.  

This is a UK based forum and almost all the members are in the UK.  

Can you identify this insect

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 20:17

It's a Cockchafer (May bug/June bug/ Billywitch)  

Fascinating creatures ... I love seeing them.  We get quite a few here on summer evenings, flying among the treetops.  

What is this?

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 19:42
Mr MP says:

Thankyou everybody, their growing between my slabs too,will weed killer get rid of them?

See original post 

What is this?

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 19:39

I remember my first ever biology lesson at grammar school ... we were taken for a walk down the road to the chapel yard and shown a big patch of liverwort ... it's fascinated me ever since 

How to keep aphids and ants at bay

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 19:37

Ants build their nests in dry soil ... so keep your veg patch well watered.  

Encourage blue tits etc to your garden ... hang feeders near your veg patch ... when they get used to coming to your garden for food they'll hoover up the aphids.

And well done for resisting the insecticidal powder ... ladybirds and lacewings will establish in a garden where insecticides are not used, and they'll help eat the aphids too.  

What is this?

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 19:33

Yes, liverwort ... with it's 'star shaped'  female fruiting bodies..

Plant ID please

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 19:23

Sometimes you need to reduce the size of the photo before it will upload 

Bug on plants through post

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 19:13

Apparently it's on its way Nut ... 

I wonder where the OP's plant was sent from?  If from outside the UK did it go through proper channels? 

Possible Fuchsia tree

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 18:57

If you post some photos of the plants in question, we may hazard a few attempts at IDs 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 18:02

Glad the back surgery worked ... don't go overdoing things!!! 

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The Virtual Café

Tried and tested recipes to use up a glut and fill the pantry shelves 
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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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Harvest 2017

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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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Shrub ID please

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Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

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Getting my own back ....

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