London (change)

Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Jurassic plants

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 13:50

The pictures here http://www.alternativeeden.com/2015/08/will-giles-exotic-garden-norwich.html   of the late Will Giles' garden, may be of interest

and there are lots of suggestions for tropical looking plants here http://www.urbanjungle.uk.com/

Plum maggots

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 13:21
A Fuchsia wrote (see)

......Last year, I used the plum pheromone trap - waste of money!

The pheromone traps aren't for getting rid of the moths - you use them to monitor the number of moths around so that you know whether or not you need to treat for moths.

Information and suggested treatments here https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=554

Hope that helps

Rabbit waste for composting

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 11:57

Do you know the Streetlife website - it's more local than Freecycle

www.streetlife.com

a really good community website.  Lots of gardening stuff swapped on our local one (also lost cats, ducks and chickens found etc).

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 11:39

Pat, I'll start the March Edition of Hello Forkers tomorrow morning when I get up - you have special dispensation to post on the February thread until then

Rabbit waste for composting

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 10:26

Kim - you could try googling contact details for your local Gardening Club, Horticultural Society or Allotment organisation - I'm sure they'd beat a path to your door

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 10:20

You should definitely keep posting your pictures Pat!!!  They're fascinating

I've just had a long hot shower with the 'massage' function directed on my neck and shoulder - that's eased it a bit more

OH is at home today so I can call on him to do reaching stretching things for me (like fastening bra and hanging out the washing ... not both at the same time ) so I can take it easy

Vegetable Patch & Nettles

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 10:10

I agree with all the above  and while you're waging war on the nettles there's a silver lining to the cloud ... nettles actually grow best where the soil has a high level of nitrogen and phosphates, so it would appear that your veg patch has good soil ready and waiting for your potatoes

Let us know how you get on - photo updates would be great

Beetles in May/June

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 08:37

Could they be cockchafers (also known as May bugs or June bugs)  .  Amazing creatures - we love watching them.  Although ours fly high in the treetops, not low around the lawn.

Many years ago when there were swarms of them they were seen as a pest of farm crops, but nowadays there aren't so many and they do very little damage - it's such a shame to kill them - they're part of the wonderful world of nature and an important food source for bats. 

http://nationalinsectweek.co.uk/insect_info/what_insect/cockchafer.htm

Adding a thread in 'my posts'

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 07:39

What I do on this and other boards, is add to the thread typing

 

' Snagging' 

 

and then post it which will add it to 'My Posts'.

 

Think that's fairly accepted practice   (snagging meaning to catch a thread (of clothing etc) on something

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
Replies: 113    Views: 2032
Last Post: Today at 11:37

Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
Replies: 25    Views: 740
Last Post: 23/04/2016 at 15:42

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
Replies: 7    Views: 227
Last Post: 17/04/2016 at 12:49

Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
Replies: 52    Views: 1465
Last Post: Yesterday at 09:58

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
Replies: 1837    Views: 43226
Last Post: Yesterday at 14:39

Whoops! I've done it again ......

Replies: 24    Views: 995
Last Post: 12/03/2016 at 16:05

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
Replies: 1830    Views: 40819
Last Post: 01/04/2016 at 06:01

A Gardener's Hands

The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
Replies: 42    Views: 1313
Last Post: 23/02/2016 at 19:49

East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Another excuse for cake ............  
Replies: 34    Views: 1243
Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 17:52

Songs for Valentine's Day

Our favourite romantic songs 
Replies: 58    Views: 1453
Last Post: 15/02/2016 at 21:02

Job Done!

At last you've done that job you've been putting off for ages ... 
Replies: 16    Views: 604
Last Post: 09/02/2016 at 09:47

HELLO FORKERS! part two

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
Replies: 1349    Views: 31202
Last Post: 01/03/2016 at 07:03

Lily Beetle !!!

Is this the first of the year??? 
Replies: 5    Views: 491
Last Post: 14/04/2016 at 09:45

If you listen to the Archers ....

...... or even if you don't ................. 
Replies: 50    Views: 1702
Last Post: 07/04/2016 at 19:53

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Anyone interested? 
Replies: 196    Views: 4650
Last Post: 19/02/2016 at 06:44
1 to 15 of 164 threads