Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Mister / sprayer - recommendation sought

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 12:33

Just keep twiddling the nozzle until you get the fineness of spray you need


Posted: 25/03/2016 at 12:24

Don't worry Verdun - it'll soon be back to normal

 The forecast for the rest of the weekend ......

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 12:18

Thanks Flumpy

I rotated it before I posted it, but somehow it turned itself back on it's side

It's lovely out there -  the sun is shining, the birds are singing and there are ladybirds 'bonding' literally everywhere I look - even on the lawn - I'm having to be careful where I walk

I'm giving a beds a good hoeing - then I'm going to give the clematis, honeysuckles roses and other flowering shrubs a good dose of clematis fertiliser before the rains come - if I've got enough FB&B left from last year I'll scatter that around too, but I've a feeling there's only a little left - I'll go up to the GC tomorrow and get some more, but this sunshine is too good to waste.

Just popped in for a mug of soup ... got to keep my strength up .........

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 11:35

 Talking of sharing - rhubarb crumble anyone?

Unknown weed

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 10:38

Arum maculatum - aka Lords & Ladies, Cuckoo pint, Jack in the Pulpit and many other names

Great in a wildflower garden or woodland - not so good in a tidy border.  As has been said, you can dig them out or use glyphosate or both. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 10:02
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

bite the bullet and switch off the phone


That's what I told him - or at least put it on silent - but that's tantamount to cutting off his arm ... apparently



Front garden ideas?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 09:51

Definitely hostas

And Clematis alpinas and viticellas for the fence - will look fabulous!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 09:37

Just had a phone call from son - his first day off in 6 weeks (including weekends) - he left instructions with everyone that if there were any queries today they should contact the Duty Manager.  Son's phone began ringing at 6.45am!!!  He is not best pleased!!!  I think there are a couple of people who's contracts may not be renewed!  


Posted: 25/03/2016 at 08:50

Totally agree Rainbowfish

I follow the same ethos as Monty Don describes here

Mail Order "A Lottery"?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 08:39
royd63k wrote (see)

Dove from above that is the company I had them from



I have had nothing but superb service from Taylors - please contact them immediately - I'm sure they'll sort the problem out .

If customers don't let them know that their delivery companies aren't performing properly there's nothing they can do.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
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ID please

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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

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Whoops! I've done it again ......

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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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A Gardener's Hands

The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
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East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Another excuse for cake ............  
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Songs for Valentine's Day

Our favourite romantic songs 
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