Latest posts by Dovefromabove

lupin invasion

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 14:34

Lupins may not be UK natives, but some have become naturalised and are not invasive here.

The Russell lupin is certainly an almost essential constituent of a traditional English cottage garden.  

What is eating my courgettes?

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 13:18

Slugs can do deep burrowing holes ... just ask a potato farmer! 

So can wireworms .... but I don't know whether they like courgettes ... 

Last edited: 27 June 2017 13:20:42

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 13:14

Well, we had a flash of lightning and a thunderclap about half an hour ago so OH and I got the washing in ... then there was nothing until just now, when some very fine rain started ... and now more rumbles from above ... 

Flowers in November

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 13:02

There are some hardy chrysanthemums that flower in late October/November 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 10:29

There's a whole load of them floating about  somewhere in the ether Hosta .... good morning 

Potted conifer turning brown

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 09:54

Get some John Innes No 3 loam based compost while you're at it 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 09:49

P'doc ... here's my list .... small roasting chicken, new potatoes, milk, coffee, emery boards, toothpaste, bread, tomatoes, muesli, yoghurt, and a tub of that posh vanilla custard to make a gooseberry fool .... don't be too long, I'll put the kettle on ......... 

installing rabbit-proof fencing

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 09:44

I agree with raisingirl 100% 

Use nice tall posts as she has done, then if you find they are getting over the fence it'll be easier to put another strip of netting around the top than it would be to bury more if they were getting underneath. 

Last edited: 27 June 2017 09:45:47

Resurrected Sixteen

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 09:38

Hi Topbird ... we watered everything yesterday .... that's a guarantee that we'll get a decent amount of rain tonight ....... I s'pose I could put the soaker hose on the Shady Bank, just to make sure .... 

F'edge ... OH beat me to it ... there's a load of dark clothes already churning around in the machine ... 

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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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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