Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 09:25

Then I shall wear a burka 

Fruit Preserving Books

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 09:23

My two 'go to' preserving books are 

'Home Preservation of Fruit and Vegetables' ... an old book published by HMSO for the former Ministry of Agriculture but available here 

and the River Cottage 'Preserves' handbook.  

Replies not working

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 09:19

You're not the first one to have done that 

A new way of taking cuttings

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 09:17

I've never had a problem with the types of cuttings mentioned ... most of them produce roots really easily in a jamjar of water on my kitchen windowsill.  I see no need to complicate things 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 09:14
plant pauper says:

.. . My mum hid vegetables in everything. ...

 I had a very good recipe for Brussels Sprout Soup ......... called Surprise Soup 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 09:12

Will do Hosta   She got stung by a bee and bitten by a horsefly yesterday ... 

Russet leaves

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 09:11

Hello Joey ... can you post some photos please and tell us more about your tree, where it is planted, how long it has been there and the conditions.

To post a photo start with the camera icon and follow the instructions ... if the photos don't show try reducing the size ... that usually works.

I'm going out but there are plenty of people around to help ........... good luck 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 09:04

Hosta ((hugs)) hopefully they'll sort you out 

The garden has been full of birds this morning, lots of young blackbirds, blue tits and teenage starlings ......... was a bit like a youth club out there around the pond ... there's a big red ant nest at the side of the pond so that may well have been the attraction. 

I'm off to visit Wonky in a minute ... loaded with cucumbers and raspberries (she has her own tomato plants) and also with a new woolly jumper and some woolly hats for work ... lots of knitting happened while I was laid up ... it's an ill wind and all that 

Grubs/larvae/slugs on lawn

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 07:47


Tree with blue-green foliage ID

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 07:44

Ah yes... Acacia not eucalyptus ... Think you've got it 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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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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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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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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