Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Can anyone identify this weed?

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 13:23

I agree with Obelixx 

As for where it's growing in the lawn, regular mowing ... at least once a week ... on a medium height (not too short) will exhaust it after a while.  

Harvest 2017

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 12:57

Today I will be mostly freezing runner beans 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 12:13

Toulouse sausages coming over Pdoc    No humble pie ....... but a very good pork one has your name on it 

Dacha .... Sagebrush ... so a sort of salvia ... please thank your wife ... great arrangement.  I used to do a lot of Ikebana arrangements back in my teens ... maybe I should do some more ... they'd suit this 1960s designed house.  

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 10:05

Takes all sorts Pdoc 

Dacha ... I can't ID that flower/shrub in the arrangement 

Right, I'm off to the farm shop ... can I pick up anything for anyone? 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 09:06

Hosta ... have you read Rose Collis's biography of Coral Browne "This Effing Lady"?  The part about her marriage to my second cousin, the actor Philip Pearman is so moving.

Looks like the weather will be ok for cutting grass and getting the washing dry today 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaarghhhhhhhhhh!!!  Tony Blair on R4 ......... it would probably be interesting but I can't cope with all those faux emotional hesitations ............... and as for the broadcast coming from The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change ...................................... pleeeeeeeeeeeeease!!! 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 07:11

More people arriving while I'm posting ... Good morning you lot 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 07:09

Good morning all  Pat best wishes to OH and hope he gets well soon. Enjoy your colouring 

Hosta ... Have you been watching The Man in the Orange Shirt?  one of the best thing I've seen on TV in a very long while. 

Nigella Seeds for Culinary Use?

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 22:54

Yes, harvest your own and use them for your next batch 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 22:52

Have been AWOL knitting woolly hats and watching athletics ... Will read back in the morning ... Sweet dreams all 

Ants on my Rhubarb

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 15:12

Lots of ants about this year .. they like the dry soil ... keep the soil nice and damp ... it'll be good for the rhubarb and the ants will move house to find somewhere dryer.    

Even with the wet weather we're getting at the moment, pour a couple of buckets of water on the soil at the base of the rhubarb at least once a week, maybe twice ... the leaves act like an umbrella and keep the soil dry even in the rain which is why the ants like it there.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

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Reasons to be cheerful

A thread of things to make us smile when the going gets tough ...  
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Fruit ID please

Picked in Spain 
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Seeking blueberry advice

Just starting out ... choosing varieties  
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Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

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The Virtual Café

Tried and tested recipes to use up a glut and fill the pantry shelves 
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A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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Please ID my mystery plant

I don't recognise this ...  
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Last Post: 03/08/2017 at 14:55

Hello Forkers ... August edition

A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content...  
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Harvest 2017

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Two shrubs need a name please

Saved from the skip ... but what are they? 
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Hello Forkers ... July 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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New situation ... ? 
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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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