Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Climbing beans always anti clockwise?

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 19:53

Just because they do ... some plants twine one way and some twine the other ... the wonderful Flanders & Swann wrote a song about it 

Friend or Foe

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 19:02

It looks like a honeysuckle to me 

How to help frogs / toads

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 18:57

Salamandar?!  How exotic!  Whereabouts are you ....... roughly? 

Mystery plant in garden

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 18:53

Nut   I was just going to say charlock or similar ...


Posted: 09/05/2017 at 16:15

 I noted that what you said had been 'phrased carefully'.  

I agree with Pottering ...... you can't go wrong with a good watering ......... I'd suggest a half-strength feed only ... working on the theory that you don't give a poorly person a rich dinner.  

Fingers very crossed that the hedge recovers and that the neighbour can be dissuaded from repeating his action.  But if the weedkiller was a systemic type I don't hold out much hope.

Let us know how it goes. 


Posted: 09/05/2017 at 16:07

I grew mine in a sheltered south-facing gravel bed which was backed by a white wall, so not really sure how much they need, but I'd be tempted to say try growing them in a well lit cold frame and only put them in the theatre when they're in bloom.


Posted: 09/05/2017 at 14:40

I'm interested in you saying that whatever was used is "...possibly something similar to that "used by the council". "

Does that mean that the neighbour or a relative is a council employee and may have used weedkiller used in their employment?

This is very serious and should be taken up with your local councillor.  


Posted: 09/05/2017 at 13:46

Are they getting enough light?

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 13:42

Sorry,  that's not really dollop is it  ............. more of a 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 13:39
Hostafan1 says:

no idea Dove, best tariff with our supplier, but I once tried to find an alternative and decided it was a minefield, so gave up.

See original post

 But do you keep renewing that tariff ... we're locked into ours for 12 months at a time, but at the end of that 12 months it reverts to their standard tariff which is much higher, unless I phone them up or go online and re-do it.  

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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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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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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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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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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Ceratostigma willmottianum

Is it too late to cut back? 
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A wind-up/solar powered radio

Ideal for greenhouse or potting shed 
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Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
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Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
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Another ID please

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