Latest posts by Dovefromabove

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 14:36

It's dry and warm here Hosta - just overcast and very muggy!  

I'm back from 90 minutes of indoor tennis and need a shower , but first we have to go to B&Q to get some wall boards cut for one end of the studio - we may be able to bring them back in the car with the top down, or could have them delivered ...  


Posted: 07/09/2016 at 14:25

Come the revolution, when the worms turn ........ beware of worms bearing knapsack sprayers 

Pretty and tasty

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 13:31

Beetroot - the leaves are beautiful.

When I lived in the inner city with only a front garden, I grew broad beans amongst the flowers - passers by stopped and asked what the beautiful black and white flowers were. 

Chives - the ordinary and Chinese chives - both have lovely allium-type flowers ('cos they are alliums )

Courgettes look good if you have the space - get the bush not the trailing type - and then you have fantastic structural large-leaved plants with beautiful golden flowers. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 10:39

Enjoy Southwold today BL - we went the other week - the first time ever without having someone there to visit - it seemed strange but in some ways liberating - it meant we could enjoy it without feeling guilty that we should be with the Aged Ps.  It's a lovely place but it was always their place - now when we visit we can enjoy it on our own terms. 

Fairy, - re Confession - I will do it, promise - it's such a good one - if they do it I'll let you know. 

Pumpkin growing..........confused

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 09:05

Nip out the side shoots two leaves after the first flower - that'll concentrate the plant's mind on reproducing - probably a bit late this season tho'.  

Raspberries - Blotchy Leaves

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 08:59

It wouldn't do any harm to give them a dose of Epsom Salts - that's what my granny's gardener used to do for yellowing raspberry leaves

This too may be of help 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 08:55

Hosta, the hogs snuffle around under the feeding station clearing up all the dropped bits of sunflower heart - they love sunflower 'cos it's high in fat which is what they need for the winter.  

Fairy, love Simon Mayo's prog here too - which reminds me, must do my 'Confession' 

Turfed Lawn

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 08:44

Sounds to me as if the person you engaged to do the job 'subbed it out' to someone else ... your 'contract' is with the person you hired, not the person they hired - go after the first chap. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 08:38

DD - how kind of the TV man 

A Chateau de Gateau pop up stall sounds a really good idea 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 08:34

Fairy - looks like that thread's gone too   

... and it's Helen's trial on the Archers that's got us gripped   He can't be allowed to get away with it!!!   If he does, it's my belief he's got that new little nanny in his sights 

((hugs)) for Bushman.

Rain?????????? Wot rain?????????????????? still got a brown lawn here and it's 20C and rising already!!! 

Last edited: 07 September 2016 08:36:15

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Brrrrrrrrrrr! Cold night ahead

Temperatures are going to drop like a stone 
Replies: 9    Views: 420
Last Post: 28/11/2016 at 07:18

Loose brick

Do you have an easy DIY solution? 
Replies: 11    Views: 446
Last Post: 26/11/2016 at 10:46

The things gardeners get up to!

Replies: 6    Views: 377
Last Post: 24/11/2016 at 08:15

Muscari parviflorum

Does anyone know this plant? 
Replies: 1    Views: 234
Last Post: 16/11/2016 at 15:48

Anyone following the cricket?

England's tour of India 
Replies: 4    Views: 208
Last Post: 10/11/2016 at 15:17

French gardeners - do you know this viburnum?

Replies: 5    Views: 288
Last Post: 17/10/2016 at 17:29

Bressingham Gardens autumn colour

The Dell Garden and Foggy Bottom looking a picture in October 2016 
Replies: 31    Views: 1021
Last Post: 21/10/2016 at 23:15

A golden fastigiate yew?

Which ... 
Replies: 3    Views: 262
Last Post: 04/10/2016 at 16:54

Apple Day Events 2016

Dates and Locations etc - is there one near you? 
Replies: 0    Views: 235
Last Post: 28/09/2016 at 13:47

Normal for Norfolk???

Replies: 23    Views: 919
Last Post: 10/09/2016 at 09:10

Wot izzit?

Plant ID please 
Replies: 7    Views: 361
Last Post: 30/08/2016 at 13:55

ID please

Replies: 8    Views: 357
Last Post: 20/08/2016 at 10:39

Hosta! Where's Hosta?

Look at the canna you gave us! 
Replies: 5    Views: 362
Last Post: 13/08/2016 at 18:02

Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Moving them about ... two questions ...  
Replies: 4    Views: 288
Last Post: 12/08/2016 at 11:24


A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
Replies: 1508    Views: 42232
Last Post: 01/09/2016 at 09:10
1 to 15 of 186 threads