Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Suspected undesirable ID wanted

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 13:57

Crush a stem - does it smell a bit celery-like ... if so it could be lovage (a useful culinary herb - grows into quite a bit plant, a bit like angelica). 


If not lovage, it's something in that family, which does include parsnips 

Forum design update

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 13:42

I need help dealing with some very good salted caramel truffles ... otherwise I'll eat them all ...  

HELP!

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 12:46

In addition to Muddyfork's question above ... 


How often and how much were they watered prior to two weeks ago?


What sort of compost are they in and how long since they were re-potted?

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 12:40

Lovely news Joyce - what's on the list?  I've got to make one of those ...


Undies Fairy? Qu'est-ce que c'est 


I just saw Pdoc pop in quietly for a little while 

What is this?

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 12:16

I'll go with that Pdoc 

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 10:45

Topbird, by the time friend appeared in the garden I'd given up the struggle and was laid back, laughing hysterically .....


Time for refreshments folks ... help yourselves


Wasps

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 08:09

Is Jerome a professional 'wasp exterminator' I wonder - he seems to be kept very busy with wasps' nests ...... or maybe he just has a large acreage ....... 


I was at a very rural café the other day and saw that they had a Waspinator hanging by the kitchen door - apparently it works really well and they get very few wasps in that area of the garden or in the cafe and kitchen.  Keeping wasps at bay without harming them - sounds perfect.  

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 08:01

Good morning all   


Another beautiful start to the day here in Norfolk - bright blue sky and sunshine, but with a good breeze (that'll  get yesterday's tablecloth, napkins etc nice and dry - is anyone getting the i**n out later - I can chuck my little pile over )


We had a really lovely day with our visitors yesterday - 31C inn the shade - we started off sitting by the pond with Campari & sodas while the frogs croaked at us, then lunch on the terrace (Fennel Gazpacho, Chicken Basque, Pavlova with a gooseberry and elderflower cream filling, and of course lots of cheese and wine/beer (and Crabbies etc for the driver) ....... OH did all the washing up and clearing away - now I've only got to sort the best cutlery from the everyday and put it away, and normality will be restored 


The only hiccup was when they arrived ... I was out in the garden on the lounger - I heard their car pull up and sat up, only to find the 'hinge' of the lounger had grabbed the edge of my kaftan and I was fully secured!  I couldn't get out of my chair!!!  Neither could I lean back again to open up the hinge as I couldn't move my arm ......... I had to wait for my friend to walk into the garden, roar with laughter at my predicament and eventually tip me backwards and set me free  

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 23:01

Great day, lovely company who enjoyed the food, wine and the garden. Lots and lots of chatting and now  I'm  So I'll read back in the morning   Sweet dreams everyone  zzzzzzzzzz

Crataegus monogyna not flowering

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 09:48

It's a little young as yet - it's a native species and unimproved/unselected for early flowering.   After all, flowering is about reproduction and it's usual for most things to wait until a degree of maturity has been achieved.  


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Apple Day Events 2016

Dates and Locations etc - is there one near you? 
Replies: 0    Views: 67
Last Post: 28/09/2016 at 13:47

Normal for Norfolk???

Replies: 23    Views: 739
Last Post: 10/09/2016 at 09:10

Wot izzit?

Plant ID please 
Replies: 7    Views: 253
Last Post: 30/08/2016 at 13:55

ID please

Rudbeckia??? 
Replies: 8    Views: 278
Last Post: 20/08/2016 at 10:39

Hosta! Where's Hosta?

Look at the canna you gave us! 
Replies: 5    Views: 283
Last Post: 13/08/2016 at 18:02

Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Moving them about ... two questions ...  
Replies: 4    Views: 246
Last Post: 12/08/2016 at 11:24

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
Replies: 1508    Views: 40412
Last Post: 01/09/2016 at 09:10

Gardener's Garters

Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
Replies: 26    Views: 903
Last Post: 13/07/2016 at 14:17

Blight resistant tomatoes

 
Replies: 6    Views: 547
Last Post: 19/09/2016 at 08:08

Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
Replies: 13    Views: 644
Last Post: 19/06/2016 at 18:14

ID please

 
Replies: 4    Views: 388
Last Post: 12/06/2016 at 14:22

A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
Replies: 7    Views: 470
Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 19:01

Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

 
Replies: 5    Views: 436
Last Post: 14/05/2016 at 17:14

Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

 
Replies: 5    Views: 462
Last Post: 07/05/2016 at 16:05

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
Replies: 1936    Views: 65803
Last Post: 01/06/2016 at 09:23
1 to 15 of 178 threads