Latest posts by Dovefromabove

'Hardy Nasturtium'

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 16:44

Bolting rubarb

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 16:19

I think this unusually dry spring may be causing rhubarb to run to flower  ... give them a couple of buckets full of water today and another two next weekend, whether it rains in the meantime or not. 

Questions about growing sweet corn

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 14:52

Have you bought your sweetcorn seeds yet?  If not, look out for a variety called 'Swift'.  It's been developed to do well in the UK's shorter growing period ... we've been very successful with it a couple of times now 

Edited to add:  Just noticed that you've got Sundance - they're also good in our climate  ... I hope they do as well for you as Swift does for us. 

Last edited: 02 April 2017 14:54:25

Wild flowers next to fruit and veg

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 13:20

I love white sprouting broccoli ........ a real 'gourmet veg' it has a more delicate flavour than purple and is more tender - not like calabrese really.  Enjoy 

What would you plant here?

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 13:13

I'd go for hardy geraniums 

Tick infestation

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 13:11

Hi Lorraine 

That sounds nasty ... I have no experience of ticks in lawns ... here in Norfolk they tend to lurk in long grass and taller vegetation.

I just consulted google and found this  but you may well have seen it already.

Hopefully someone else will have some more ideas.

Good luck! 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 13:01

Pat, I think Regina should visit Wonky and her Lovely Hub ... they keep her sort of hours!  

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 13:00

Get well soon Amberspy, but keep your germs to yourself please ........ you know what these internet viruses are like  

It sounds as if you're best off in bed 

Here you are - honey and hot lemon  

Plant / Weed ID

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 11:55

Snap! again Bob 

Plant / Weed ID

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 11:23

It's the fruiting body of Horsetail.  Pull it up, bag it and bin it. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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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

ID this flowering tree please

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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things ... 
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When dreams come true ...

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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things  
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New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

What is blooming in your garden? 
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