Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 16:09

You could paint them with yoghurt to encourage lichens and mosses to grow on them 

Plant ID

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 16:04

Buddleja is only invasive if you don't weed your garden. 

When you know you've bought the wrong one

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 16:00

Gave the almost brand new all singing all dancing Dyson to Wonky 'cos I was fed up with it and her Lovely Hub liked the tech look of the Dyson.  

We bought an ordinary Panasonic like we used to have to replace the Dyson and I love it.

A few months later and Wonky bought a Henry to replace the Dyson ... don't know who she gave the Dyson to. 


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 13:48


31.9C in the shade in my back garden ...


Hedge at end of the garden

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 12:12

If you want it really thick I'd cut the whole thing down to about 18" high, and then it'll bush out from the bottom as it grows ... but you'll have to forgo the privacy for a few years ... your choice. 

Can anyone tell me what this is please, and is it ok to eat?

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 12:08

Looks like Pokeweed to me too.  Pretty sure the leaves are similar to the pokeweed leaves I've seen at East Ruston and elsewhere. 

Tomato plants not pollinating

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 11:35

We've had a lot of strong sunlight ... are the flowers just getting too hot up there near the roof of your greenhouse? 


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 10:00

Pat   that was my thought - get the new yarn before I start the sleeves so and then a slight difference wouldn't show - but hopefully it's not going to come to that now that I've checked the measurements.  I do a similar 'blending' if I have to ... it works well doesn't it 

Morning the rest of you now that you've appeared ... have a good day folks ... getting out there ... 


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 09:37

Change of plan - I was looking at the measurements for the long sleeves, not the 3/4 length   Think I'm going to be ok.  Don't really want to go into the city on a lovely day like today ... shall finish my coffee, take my 'going into the city clothes' off and put something slightly scruffier on ... and get outside 

Any rose lovers about?

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 09:33

You can relax!  That's not a sucker!    That's a lovely healthy new shoot on a really healthy-looking  climbing rose - while it's still young and fairly flexible train it as near to the horizontal as you can.  That way it'll grow lots of side shoots which are the ones which will produce flowers.  It'll be a picture 

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ID please

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Blight resistant tomatoes

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Such a handsome chap

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ID please

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A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Tracking their arrival 
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