Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Best Cauliflower

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 10:12

Flippin 'eck!!!  And a real beauty too ... Congratulations!!! 

Bulb ID

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 10:00

Iris reticulata perhaps? 

Fir tree pruning

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 09:57

That looks like a Cupressus, probably leylandii ... they don't re-shoot after cutting back.

Take it out (the roots are really shallow and not hard to remove) and plant something you really like 

ground elder

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 09:53

This winter put in a vertical membrane (the sort sold to contain tree roots) to stop it coming in, as said above.  Then in the spring two or three good attacks on fresh growth with glyphosate will deal with it.  

This is the sort of membrane you need  ... lots of suppliers on t'internet 

If you don't want to glyphosate the lawn then really regular mowing will weaken and eventually knock it on the head ... but there'll always be the risk that it'll rear its head again.

Last edited: 16 October 2017 09:55:10

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 09:48

Rgirl ... sorry to hear about your dog ((hugs))   .  Wonky had a three legged cat (front leg amputated following a stroke) who learned to cope incredibly well ... I hope your dog does the same.  

Friends in N. Cornwall are usually very good about keeping house/shed in good repair and hatches well battened down, but they are right on top of the highest bit above St Agnes ... if anyone catches the wind they will.  The house has withstood many a storm, but a garden shed is a garden shed 

They're part of a Community Garden scheme ... all hatches there have been battened etc and  they're keeping their fingers crossed re the polytunnels 

Last edited: 16 October 2017 09:50:14

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 08:32

Just heard from a friend living on the North Cornwall coast that their garden shed roof has blown off ... and the storm hasn't arrived yet 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 08:26

G'day Pat and Hello to Aunty Rach and all those arriving since I first popped my nose above the duvet 

OH and I need to get some photos and drawings done so we're heading for the North Norfolk coast this morning ... all is quiet weather wise here in the east. 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 06:51

Good morning all 

Busy week ahead for Obelixx and Chicky and no doubt for some others too ... hope all goes according to plan 

thoughts are with all those in the west and Ireland. Keep safe everyone ((hugs)). 

cephalaria gigantea

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 21:40

Large established plants have large established roots ... but I wouldn't call that invasive. 

Good luck for the storm everyone

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 21:38

Keep safe everyone. Having been through the worst of the '87 storm, I'll be thinking of you all. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

New Year's Day Flower Count 2018

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Merry Christmas to all

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RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

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Fruit ID please

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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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