Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Damage to Silver Birch Leaves

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 09:14

And don't forget ... ladybirds are carnivores ... unlike us they survive without eating their veggies 

So no sprays, no potions ... anything you apply to kill aphids or mildew will kill the ladybirds too ... and the ladybirds will do the job much better, and be back next year and the next to carry on doing the job.

Your tree is creating an ecosystem 

Last edited: 25 August 2017 09:15:09

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 06:59

Good morning all  Onwards and upwards ... 

Have a good day Chicky ... Exciting times ahead

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 04:16

Thanks Joyce   ((Hugs )) to you too .

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 04:00
Hostafan1 says:

Dove, if you didn't book holiday, we'd not get to see you both. 

See original post

we couldn't let that happen could we? We'll just have to keep booking holidays and putting up with thd crises... Even if we have a few sleepless nights 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 24/08/2017 at 22:35

Liri - that's brilliant news ... So pleased for you all

It seems there's always a crisis before our holiday - last year we had niece living with us and Ma died. 

Maybe we shouldn't book holidays ... 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 24/08/2017 at 21:25

The problem is made worse by the fact that he can't just take a day off work ... He's production manager for an important musician and there's a major festival coming up. 

Are my conifers dying?

Posted: 24/08/2017 at 20:54

Oh, and the roots grow first in order to sustain the top growth 

Are my conifers dying?

Posted: 24/08/2017 at 20:53

I think the ones in pubs etc have a pretty high turnover ... they probably get fresh ones in each year.

If the water is running straight through it could well be that the pot is so full of roots that it's not absorbing the water.  Try filling a large container with water and standing the tree in its pot in it for a couple of hours until the air bubbles stop appearing.  

Mind your back  when lifting ! 

Last edited: 24 August 2017 20:53:48

showing potatoes

Posted: 24/08/2017 at 20:42

Pretty certain that if it has pink eyes it's a coloured potato .... (or a white rabbit )

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 24/08/2017 at 19:22

On a brighter note ... OH apprehended a shoplifter today ... realised he'd stolen a jar of piccalilli ......... found him in the garden centre and told him to return to the farm shop and pay for his goods ........... and he did!!! 

Last edited: 24 August 2017 19:22:44

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

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A thread of things to make us smile when the going gets tough ...  
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Fruit ID please

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Seeking blueberry advice

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Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

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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

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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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