Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 17:00

To put everyone's mind at rest, it's a lot better ... look

Hardly swollen at all today. 

Anyone for a piece of cardamom cake?

Bees and wasps

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 16:08

I've escaped so far this year thank goodness ... 


Posted: 15/05/2017 at 16:06

Unless you're up in colder Scotland, I think you'll be ok now starting most veg off by sowing direct into your veg patch.

By the time they come up the chance of frost should (hopefully) be over.

This part of GW online may be helpful 

Bees and wasps

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 15:21

Ouch!  Have you tried taking Piriton?

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 15:17

Debs and SS ((hugs))   thank you for sharing ............ I have a family member who has been unable to talk about it's been very very hard ............. but there are signs of tiny baby steps .......... 

J Parkers rose delivered dead/diseased?

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 15:11
wakeshine says:

Mine were all ordered in Nov and planted in Nov/Dec 2016 so I don't understand why the ones from BR vary so much from the ones I got from DA and Style.

See original post

 You said it yourself ... the ones from BR were cheaper ... I'm afraid that in this life we usually get what we pay for.

I presume that David Austin and other growers who charge a bit more take more care of their plants, and maybe grow them on for a season or two longer than the cheaper suppliers.  It all costs them money which they pass on to their customer.  

Mares tail!!

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 14:34

Horsetail grows through tarmac ... don't think membrane and pebbles will stop it. 

I once read something somewhere about increasing the alkalinity of the soil by adding lime weakened the horsetail growth ... no idea if it works but thought it's worth mentioning 

Possible dispute over neighbours new drive

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 14:08

I agree with Hosta   

also this may be of interest 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 12:41

It's ok BL    ((hugs)) ... it's not in the ear canal ... just in the flappy cartilage bit ... the bit where punks used to stick their safety pins ... if it was 'inside' I'd be off to the GP like a shot ... I know what that can be like 

Have a good trip home   I like car ferries ... it always feels like an adventure, even tho' I'm the world's worst sailor and often feel very queasy on board. 

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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Last Post: 08/06/2017 at 13:17

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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Last Post: Today at 13:20

Shrub ID please

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Last Post: 30/05/2017 at 21:11

Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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Last Post: 29/05/2017 at 15:54

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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Last Post: 10/05/2017 at 13:59

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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Last Post: 01/05/2017 at 14:15

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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