Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Christmas tree needles turning brown

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 13:12

Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but I suggest cremation ... your tree is dying and past saving.  All thetips where the freshest greenest young growth should be are brown and dead.  This is because the roots have died.  

Strawberry Tree - Will it Root?

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 12:38

It's highly unlikely that a large branch would take root ... however if the younger growth at the ends of the branch is still fresh and firm you might be able to take and strike a few cuttings from the shoots, as described here 

Last edited: 17 October 2017 12:39:28

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 12:16

Pdoc ((hugs)) lots of good wishes to you and Mrs Pdoc ... get well very soon.  

Good luck for the storm everyone

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 10:05

That's good to hear LilyP 

Large lawn

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 09:54

You get what you pay for with artificial grass ... the good stuff that looks ok is incredibly expensive to buy and to have installed.  

Much cheaper to get someone to mow your lawn for you for the next ten years or more.  

Seed Identification

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 09:51


Seed Identification

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 09:47

Alicante = tomatoes

Marketmore = cucumbers

The middle pic looks like lettuce seeds to me.  AYR suggests 'All Year Round .

You're in the UK and you've recently sown tomato seeds?   Not really the right time of year ... March/April is when you should be sowing them.  

Last edited: 17 October 2017 09:50:06

Nesting for birds/mice...

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 09:27

Helpful advice about siting the different types of nest boxes for different types of birds here 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 08:04

Morning Hosta  I'll look at that link when I'm up and on my laptop ... Still on my phone at the moment. 

The News is saying it's still stormy in Scotland ... Hope Fairy, LilyP, Joyce and others still have their hatches well battened down and their hard hats on ((hugs)). 


Posted: 17/10/2017 at 07:55

I worked for a short time in 1969 for a young chap who raced at Santa Pod and owned a Tuscan ... the glorious sound of him changing down as he approached the bend and pulled onto our forecourt each morning will stay with me for ever ... he once let me drive it while he slept in the passenger seat ... I was 17!!! 

Loved it!!!

Last edited: 17 October 2017 07:55:53

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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

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