Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 20:03

We feed all year round too - when we moved here four years ago a considerable amount of hog habitat had to be cleared for structural work and along with that of course went a lot of their natural food. 

Since then we've made 'hedgehog gates' in our new fences, planted more 'undergrowth' and creatied log piles, heaps of dried sticks and leaves and  we provide fresh clean rainwater and food every evening - four years later we have more hogs visiting regularly than when we first came here. 


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 19:55

Poison Ivy Gone Mad? [PHOTOS]

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 19:53

Common ivy (Hedera helix) is such a useful plant for wildlife

do you have to get rid of it?


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 19:46

Ah, Fg in full holiday mode - that explains it


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 19:36

I spend an afternoon usefully employed in the garden and then knitting, and the place goes to rack and ruin!   Cream, jam, kilts, sporrans, crunchies and flapjacks

And my scones have to be plain, with cream on first instead of butter, then jam on top

unless I'm in Devon, where I understand that sort of behaviour is a hanging offence

What is this found in the garden this morning

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 15:46

I thought that was a wart you have on the end of your nose  


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 15:13

Hellebores and pulmonarias planted - likewise some Red campions and Ox-eye daisies - also Ger. macrorrhizum 'Ingwerson's Variety' and a euphorbia potted on - they're for the new sunny-ish bed we're going to create this autumn/winter. 

Now it's time for a mug of mushroom soup and some knitting.

Caterpillar Identity

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 13:08

Could be the caterpillar of the Swallow Prominent moth

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 13:01

I've just had a good look and spotted the tell tale lesions below the dead areas$FILE/Symptoms_guide_Chalara_dieback_of_ash_2012.pdf 

I think that when we get back from our holiday we'd better have a word with our tree chap.  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
Replies: 1    Views: 154
Last Post: 21/06/2017 at 14:03

The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
Replies: 6    Views: 341
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 ... 
Replies: 1252    Views: 33293
Last Post: Today at 06:36

Shrub ID please

Replies: 8    Views: 250
Last Post: 30/05/2017 at 21:11

Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

Replies: 5    Views: 140
Last Post: 29/05/2017 at 15:54

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

Replies: 8    Views: 310
Last Post: 25/05/2017 at 21:08

Getting my own back ....

Replies: 7    Views: 303
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 ... 
Replies: 1694    Views: 40790
Last Post: 01/06/2017 at 11:14

Pond mystery solved

Replies: 2    Views: 316
Last Post: 06/04/2017 at 11:33

Hello Forkers - April edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat for everyone to get together and socialise 
Replies: 1612    Views: 40399
Last Post: 01/05/2017 at 14:15

Ceratostigma willmottianum

Is it too late to cut back? 
Replies: 7    Views: 229
Last Post: 30/03/2017 at 12:27

A wind-up/solar powered radio

Ideal for greenhouse or potting shed 
Replies: 1    Views: 250
Last Post: 11/03/2017 at 18:51

Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
Replies: 8    Views: 482
Last Post: 17/02/2017 at 14:48

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
Replies: 87    Views: 2689
Last Post: 23/02/2017 at 10:39

Another ID please

Replies: 4    Views: 529
Last Post: 04/02/2017 at 10:31
1 to 15 of 208 threads