Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Frogs Frogs Frogs

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 09:56

If the garden is damp and shady it will have frogs ...... as has been said, give them somewhere to lurk where the cat can't get at them and at least they have a chance .... I think it's your best option, coupled with keeping the cat in at night.

It's not good for cats to be out at night anyway ...... it's when most accidents happen, not to mention fights with foxes and other cats. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 09:47

Temp low last night was 15.6C ... and the water butts have filled up ... the garden looks "verdant and bucolic" .... according to OH 

Poa annua

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 07:59

Unless you're managing a bowling green I can't see that it should cause any problems. Don't cut the lawn too short is the usual advice. 

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 07:50

Hello all  Soft steady rain all night ... Just what the gardens needed 

Hope everyone has a good day today whether at work or play ... or anything else 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 07:29

When I was weeding the Sunny bed yesterday I noticed lots of self-seeded cosmos ... Obviously my dead heading wasn't that thorough last year ... But I thought they needed a bit of heat to germinate? its been chilly here until this week. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 06:13

Good morning all   Soft steady rain since around midnight - no gusty wind thank goodness. 

Lilly P- lovely gifts - soft boiled duck eggs with asparagus?

Problems with golden privits

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 22:59

I think you just need to be patient. Maybe some Fish, Blood & bone fertiliser and a good watering too?

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 22:52

Glad you're home safely BL 

Sweet dreams all 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 21:27

Par for the course Hosta ........ have a good evening 

Wonder how Clari's first day went ........ hope she enjoyed it 

All my tomatoes and courgettes are tucked into the little greenhouse ... the doors are wedged ajar and the top is also propped open quite a bit .......... the seedlings that have been hardened off but are small enough to be damaged by heavy rain are on the terrace table surrounded by bricks supporting a big sheet of firm plastic weighted down so the wind can't lift it.  I've put canes and string around the block of broad beans as they're in full bloom and have lots of little pods forming ... I don't want them getting bashed about by gusty wind and rain.  

Not a lot else I can do to prepare for the promised deluge .......... what's the betting that we get not a lot more than a bit of drizzle  

Just sitting here on the sofa with my feet up now, watching the Long-eared bats swooping around in front of the house ... it's a lovely time of year 

Group 3 Clematis flowering too early

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 21:12

Now you know just a little bit about the size of the task the exhibitors at Chelsea and other shows have to tackle every year when persuading their plants to look their best for one specific week in the year 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Last Post: 25/05/2017 at 21:08

Getting my own back ....

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Hello Forkers - May 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: 01/06/2017 at 11:14

Pond mystery solved

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Hello Forkers - April edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat for everyone to get together and socialise 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum

Is it too late to cut back? 
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Last Post: 30/03/2017 at 12:27

A wind-up/solar powered radio

Ideal for greenhouse or potting shed 
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Last Post: 11/03/2017 at 18:51

Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
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Last Post: 17/02/2017 at 14:48

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
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Last Post: 23/02/2017 at 10:39

Another ID please

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