Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Parasites on roses

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 07:35

I agree , pick off the infected leaves. Any spray will do more harm than good. Hang bird feeders near your plants to encourage birds to that area. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 07:26

Fairy ((hugs))

Hosta, enjoy the scenery. 

I felt so peed off by the cold weather yesterday that I paid the whole balance on our holiday in Cornwall in September, just to cheer myself up 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 07:21

Good morning all  G'day Pat   The birdsong didn't keep me awake but I surfaced once or twice and drifted back to the sound of blackcaps, warblers and cuckoos ... Then I woke properly about 5:30 and just lay and listened for the last hour and a half ... Bliss. 

Now the grey skies have rolled back, the sun is shining and the song thrush is singing out there again ...

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 22:20

Any night owls around - tune your radio to Radio 4 - from half past midnight onwards until breakfast they'll be broadcasting the dawn chorus as it moves westwards across Europe 

Now we're going to bed - but the radio is on ...

sweet dreams or enjoy the birdsong 

Planting roses!! Help

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 22:13

I always bury the graft with roses. I've always understood Monty to advise the same with roses. David Austin advises the same. 

However fruit trees and other plants should not have the graft buried - perhaps this has confused you 

Last edited: 06 May 2017 22:14:08

Dolomite lime and ph level

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 22:03

As recommended by Italophile, a long time poster on here, I only water mature tomato plants when the leaves begin to droop.

Sometimes this means watering only once or twice a week, depending on the weather.  the toms are in bucket-sized pots with at least four inches of space at the top. When I water I fill the pot to the brim and leave it to drain. 

We have had virtually no blossom end rot since I've followed this watering regime. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 21:47

Hosta - have a google at Cirl Bunting - rare but where you are is the best place to see them! 

Or maybe it's cousin, the yellowhammer 

Last edited: 06 May 2017 21:49:39

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 19:13

Oh dear BL  ........ but East Anglia is the home of Boudicca you know ... it's a good job she didn't have spears sticking out of her hubcaps .

There are several grades of bark - there should be one which is in bigger pieces but it does change from brand to brand. 

Christian Kitchens Dukinfield Reviews (14)

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 18:53

Now that's an idea Alan ................ 

Laburnam issue

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 17:45

I would get some bamboo bean canes and something soft to use as ties and support the branches temporarily until the flowers are over.  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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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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Shrub ID please

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Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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

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Getting my own back ....

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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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Pond mystery solved

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Hello Forkers - April edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat for everyone to get together and socialise 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum

Is it too late to cut back? 
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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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