Dovefromabove


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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 06:41

Morning Wonky   Enjoy the sunshine

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 06:04

Good morning all  G'day Pat 


Another sunny morning and the song thrush is singing away 


I got lots done in the garden yesterday and there's lots more to do today ...

Baby Ash Tree Stow Away

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 22:13

Bonsai? 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 22:10

 Night night all ... Sleep tight. 

Unknown bird

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 20:14

Yes, absolutely agree with Scroggin ... a Grey partridge 

Potatoes planting through plastic

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 19:05

The reason that traditionally grown potatoes are said to 'clean the ground' is because the soil has to be cultivated and kept loose so that the potatoes can be earthed up, therefore the gaps between the roes are regularly hoed to be kept free of weeds and the soil is moved about to earth up the potatoes throughout the growing season.  


Also as the potatoes grow the foliage becomes thick and one row of potatoes meets the next one, shading out any germinating weeds around them.  


Then when the potatoes are lifted the beds are dug over again to get all the tubers, preventing any  'volunteers' growing ... again this keeps the soil cultivated preventing weed growth.


Afraid it's not some magical property that the potatoes have .......... it's the hard work of the gardener that cleans the soil. 


Rhubarb

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 16:37

Don't allow rhubarb to flower - it weakens the plant.  Take the whole flower stem out from the base and give the plant lots of water - a couple of buckets full today and more in a few days time.  It's probably the prolonged dry spell that has put it under stress.  I'd stop pulling stalks for this season unless it's very prolific.  

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 16:15

About time Joyce ........ I've had to eat extra cake to replace the calories used running up and down the stairs 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 15:59

Hmmm ... that's what I'd heard MuddyFork .......... not really a lot of use then 


The plumber came when he said he would and charged  roughly what we thought he would £45 ... we have a working downstairs loo   

Last edited: 10 May 2017 15:59:26

Buddleia

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 15:54

We have B. Miss Ruby ... compact and floriferous and a fabulous colour ... really recommend it


http://www.suttons.co.uk/Gardening/Trees+and+Shrubs/All+Trees+and+Shrubs/Buddleia+davidii+Plant+-+Miss+Ruby_297160.htm 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2017 at 14:03

The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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Last Post: 08/06/2017 at 13:17

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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Last Post: Yesterday at 23:20

Shrub ID please

 
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Last Post: 30/05/2017 at 21:11

Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

 
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Last Post: 29/05/2017 at 15:54

Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

 
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Last Post: 25/05/2017 at 21:08

Getting my own back ....

 
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Last Post: 10/05/2017 at 13:59

Hello Forkers - May 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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Last Post: 01/06/2017 at 11:14

Pond mystery solved

 
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Last Post: 06/04/2017 at 11:33

Hello Forkers - April edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat for everyone to get together and socialise 
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Last Post: 01/05/2017 at 14:15

Ceratostigma willmottianum

Is it too late to cut back? 
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Last Post: 30/03/2017 at 12:27

A wind-up/solar powered radio

Ideal for greenhouse or potting shed 
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Last Post: 11/03/2017 at 18:51

Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
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Last Post: 17/02/2017 at 14:48

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
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Last Post: 23/02/2017 at 10:39

Another ID please

 
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Last Post: 04/02/2017 at 10:31
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