Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 15:23

Sunny bed weeded, chard seedlings weeded and watered, half the veg patch hoed everything watered and OH was kind and tidied and put everything away for me.  I have no fingernails left ... 

Grey powdery soil

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 13:18

It's probably mycelium from some sort of fungi ... does it smell mushroomy?  We get it in some areas of the garden ... it seems to be in areas where there were once some decayed tree roots.  It's not causing any problem to the plants or grass 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 13:15

Back 'lawn' mowed and edged ... I left a patch of longer grass and daisies around the pond 

Now I'm indoors for a lovely herby omelette and another  then I'll be on my hands and knees out there weeding the baby chard.  There's a lot of chickweed germinated around it ... 

My terrible lawn

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 13:12

Do you mean that you can only access the garden via the house?

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 11:28

Chicky ... that's absolutely gorgeous 

Front lawn mowed and edged and some supports put in for the lupins which are nearly flowering!  They snuck up on me ... hadn't noticed how quickly they were growing.  

Now a quick 

then it's the grass at the back to do ........ I might leave some patches for the daisies ... 

Rabbit trap (live)

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 11:19

Then the best and kindest thing to do if you need to be rid of it, is to find someone who knows how to dispatch it humanely.  

If you're in a rural area ask the local pub landlord ..  he or she will probably know someone, or know someone who does. 

Fig Leaves Dead?

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 11:16


The leaves on mine are ok ... but the figs have been blasted 

The plants should be ok ... but we may not get ripe figs for breakfast this year.

Shall we drown our sorrows together?

Fruit tree

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 10:12

Another problem with steel is that in the sunshine it heats up and could 'cook' the roots of whatever is planted in there.  

You can grow fruit trees in large pots, if you get the right sort of tree on the right rootstock. 

and more info here 

Is this what farmers call black grass?

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 10:06

It's up to you of course, but I'd think twice about it unless you've got at least a couple of acres ... we get loads of queries asking how to control or get rid of it ... it's a real thug in 'normal gardens'.  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2017 at 14:03

The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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Last Post: 08/06/2017 at 13:17

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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Last Post: Today at 11:29

Shrub ID please

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Last Post: 30/05/2017 at 21:11

Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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Last Post: 29/05/2017 at 15:54

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

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Last Post: 25/05/2017 at 21:08

Getting my own back ....

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Last Post: 10/05/2017 at 13:59

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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Last Post: 01/06/2017 at 11:14

Pond mystery solved

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Last Post: 06/04/2017 at 11:33

Hello Forkers - April edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat for everyone to get together and socialise 
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Last Post: 01/05/2017 at 14:15

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
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