Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 09:05

I've just counted at least 12 blackbirds in our back garden! They're tucking into the porridge oats, chopped apples and vine fruits I put out. 

Last edited: 15 January 2017 09:06:29

Help identify and save a plant

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 08:51

One of the marantas, sometimes known as prayer plants. They need moist but well drained compost, high humidity and filtered light. keep in an even temperature - not hot and definitely not cold.  They're also quite hungry and need regular repotting. You'll find lots of info online if you google 'maranta'. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 08:44

Good morning all   I'm willing OH to wake and make coffee ....

Goodness Paula - what a lot of new family members! and what an amazing cake ... Never seen one like that before 

When to plant melons?

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 22:45

We need to know how much space you have indoors in good light to grow your plants on before planting out.  How big will your plants be able to get before planting out?

Melons need a long and warm growing season to get to produce fruit in time to ripen. 

Im not sure that it is possible to get melons to produce and ripen fruit outside in the UK. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 22:31

BL, everyone who's had this lurgy seems to be suffering from painful ribs now - even my foody friend who lives in Provence is suffering. Hope we're all better soon ((hugs)). 

DD ((hugs)) enjoy the weekend.

 Sweet dreams all. 

Last edited: 14 January 2017 22:32:47

When to plant melons?

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 20:19

Where are they going to live? Greenhouse? Hot or cold? Or a traditional hotbed?

where will you be sowing them? 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 17:32

That's lovely Joyce

It's not just flooding that's caused by a storm surge

rats in the compost bin

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 17:28


And although I said 'him' it may very likely be a 'her' and probably pregnant!!!

rats in the compost bin

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 17:18

Get rid of him - turn the compost and dampen it - rats like dry homes - give the side of the bin a wallop with a spade every time you walk past or add something - they like being quiet and peaceful.  Don't put any potato peelings etc in there for the time being - they're like caviar to rats.


Posted: 14/01/2017 at 16:06

I remove the old leaves just as the stems of the new flowers buds are lengthening.  This way they get the protection from the old leaves for as long as possible in the winter, but I'm able to see the new flowers when they appear.  Just have to do it carefully.   It won't be long now - Tutu and Mrs Betty Ranicar have some fantastic buds 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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ID this flowering tree please

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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things ... 
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When dreams come true ...

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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things  
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New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

What is blooming in your garden? 
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RIP Rick Parfitt

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Stolen wheelbarrow in Cornwall

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Brrrrrrrrrrr! Cold night ahead

Temperatures are going to drop like a stone 
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Loose brick

Do you have an easy DIY solution? 
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The things gardeners get up to!

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Muscari parviflorum

Does anyone know this plant? 
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