Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Corkscrew hazel - diseases

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 12:06

Clara ... it is a type of scale insect ... the white powder is eggs 

Can anyone identify this plant

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 11:17

Can anyone identify this plant

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 10:34

Darren, unfortunately the site has a glitch and photos aren't uploading ... hopefully the tech team will be able to sort it tomorrow.

In the meantime one work around is to upload your photos to a photo hosting website and then post the link on here. 

Tomato blossom end rot

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 10:06

Some varieties seem more prone to it than others ... it's a reaction to inconsistent amounts of watering ... I find it best  to allow the compost to dry out and then give it a really good soak, as advocated by Italophile on this forum a few years back.

I only water when the leaves begin to flag - I sometimes only water my toms twice a week.  

I  have over 20 outdoor tomato plants in pots most years and only rarely are any fruit affected by BER.

It's not something that will spread from plant to plant. 

Last edited: 18 June 2017 10:07:20

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 09:58

Hi Punkdoc 

Just been out  to supervise  the watering ... I've been sent back indoors ... I have no sunscreen on ...

Using manure

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 09:56

Most horses are bedded onto woodshavings nowadays ... not a lot of straw used.  

Not been on here for a while

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 09:20

No, don't think it's that ... there was a problem earlier in the week which the techs sorted, but it looks as if something's triggered it again.  

We'll just have to be patient ... gardeners should know how to do that 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 09:06

Looking forward to seeing your pics when the glitch has been sorted Steve  ... I've got some photos to post too ............ 

Foxglove mutation

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 07:18

We had some photos of similar flowers posted earlier this year ... It seems that Digitalis are quite prone to various mutations. A few years ago we had one with variegated leaves ... but this was not repeated in following generations. 

Unfortunately this site has a glitch at the moment ant photos aren't uploading ... Hopefully the tech team will sort it tomorrow. 

Neighbourly advice

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 07:04

I think I'd cut a bunch and take them over and give them to her in person with a smile, saying "You only had to ask" :-) and leave it at that. 

Buff Beauty is such a glorious rose ... I've grown it in several gardens ... I can understand the temptation although I would never do what she has done. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
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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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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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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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