London (change)
Today 21°C / 16°C
Tomorrow 22°C / 14°C


Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 06/06/2015 at 07:18

Get some oxygen laundry bleach (Oxy clean or similar) and mix a solution - approx 3 scoops in a bucket of water and brush it on.  Oxygen bleach won't harm plants/animals etc.

Don't use chlorine bleach!!!

Tips on planting hazel trees?

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 06:57

We have some young hazels - we'll be coppicing them when they're big enough


Posted: 06/06/2015 at 06:48

Good morning all

Lovely morning out there -  I've just done my morning wander in my jimjams -  it looks like the hedgehogs have been having a party on the lawn! 

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 06:26

Unless he's a strapping six footer!!!


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 21:00

Hello folks - I'm back from taking Wonky home via the GC  - not sure how we got all those plants and bags of compost and FYM into the car and with the roof on!!!

Somehow I came home from her garden with two lovely dahlia plants and three rocks for around the pond.  I was very impressed with the little lupin plants she's growing from seed in her little greenhouse - they look very sturdy and healthy

When I got home I found OH had made a delicious Chicken Tikka Marsala for our supper

Now I'm falling asleep in front of GW   See you in the morning folks - sweet dreams


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 12:41

Right, now we're off to take Wonky  back to Ipswich via the Farm Shop and the garden centre

and the car's already heaving with climbing roses and salvias ..... see you around suppertime - have a lovely day

broad beans

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 10:02

The flowers will turn black and drop off when they've been pollinated, starting from the bottom and working upwards, then little beanlets will start to appear and grow.  They're quite thirsty at this stage so if the ground is dry don't forget to water. Enjoy

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 09:34

Oooh yes, we had a bang crash wallop! sort of a stormy interlude there ... now there's that 'after the storm silence' sort of atmosphere, with just some birds tweeting

Song Thrush

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 08:09

They normally fly well - maybe it is injured/recovering from injury - or maybe it's moulting and doesn't have all it's wing feathers yet - I must admit I'm not aware of the moult affecting the flight of songbirds, but it does affect ducks - they lose the ability to fly for a while during the moult.    Interesting.

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 07:59
chicky wrote (see)

I think they were very early pioneers of "working from home".....I salute them


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
Replies: 123    Views: 2581
Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

Replies: 6    Views: 225
Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
Replies: 5    Views: 264
Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
Replies: 11    Views: 299
Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
Replies: 2    Views: 136
Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
Replies: 11    Views: 403
Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
Replies: 5    Views: 192
Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
Replies: 36    Views: 992
Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
Replies: 28    Views: 791
Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
Replies: 19    Views: 515
Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
Replies: 12    Views: 391
Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
Replies: 7    Views: 315
Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
Replies: 15    Views: 442
Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
Replies: 24    Views: 711
Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
Replies: 10    Views: 414
Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45
1 to 15 of 128 threads