Latest posts by Dovefromabove

First sign's of life

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 13:08

I did some reading up on water retention crystals a couple of years back .......... and stopped using them immediately

Diseased bay tree

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 11:41

I think they may be some sort of gall caused by a gall wasp laying an egg between the leaf's layers.  It won't do any harm.  

Acer - white blobs

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 09:41

This may be of interest 

Radish confusion

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 09:17

I agree ... sow them direct ... the check they receive when transplanting can cause them to bolt.  

John Innes quality (or lack of it)

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 07:30

John Innes is not a brand - it is a formula - the quality of the ingredients used by different brands is nothing to do with John Innes. 

If you are concerned about the quality of the compost you buy you should contact the seller and manufacturer. There is no point in contacting John Innes. 

If you feel that a loam based compost is a bit 'claggy' you can do what I do and add a small proportion of MPC at a ratio of 4:1 to lighten it. I find this works well. 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 07:01

Good morning all :-) g'day Pat :-) 

((hugs)) sympathy and love to Joyce. 

Page freezes

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 23:01

If you're getting messages that there's no internet connection then the problem is likely to be at your end 

Identify plant please

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 21:30

Snap! Nut 

Identify plant please

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 21:28

Sambuccus nigra ... The common elder, fragrant flowers around May time and berries in the autumn ... Lots of recipes for flowers and berries online. Great for wildlife. 

You can coppice it in the early spring but you'll lose the flowers. 

Last edited: 03 July 2017 21:29:55

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 20:21

Just popping in to say I'm still on the sofa in front of the tennis. Lots of knitting getting done ... a dear friend died yesterday ... a genius and one of the kindest people I've ever met ... I shall miss him. 

well done Pdoc   I'm sure they'd call you in if your bloods were too alarming. 

Hosta, oh dear ... they're playing at being a family  ... some growing up needs to be done 

Thinking of Joyce ... 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

The Virtual Café

Tried and tested recipes to use up a glut and fill the pantry shelves 
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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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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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Last Post: 21/06/2017 at 14:03

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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Last Post: 01/07/2017 at 09:34

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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Getting my own back ....

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