Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 16:28

Our Swiss chard has been brilliant this summer and it's still going strong ... we find Foordhook Giant is the best for us.  

We love beetroot but didn't get around to sowing any 'cos of my accident ... this year if it wasn't sown by the 21st May it didn't happen 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 15:30

Mint jelly ... the bought versions are foul ... homemade mint & apple is gorgeous 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 15:16

Aren't they gorgeous 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 15:07

I've just picked all the borlotti beans ... I think they're as dry as they're going to get outside so now they're spread out by the glass wall in the studio ... they're beautiful 

spring bulbs

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 14:17


spring bulbs

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 14:08

Hello Barbara

I'm afraid they'll either dry out or go rotten.  Bulbs that flower next spring need to be planted now and won't wait ... they're not like seeds and won't keep from year to year.

However, if you're going to be desperate for some flowers in the garden by next spring (and I would be) why not buy some cheap containers and plant bulbs in them ... they'll smile at you in the spring and then next autumn, when the garden is ready for them you can plant them in the garden.  

Gardening for active elderly

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 12:50


Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 10:33

Think you need to change your rota Hosta 

blue strawberry

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 09:21

The fruit in the OP's photo don't look as if they're growing on a tropical tree ... the leaves look very much like Fragaria .

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 09:17

I know Obs ... but feathers will have OH unable to breathe   Not a good result.  We have to go for the polywhatever stuff.  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

New Year's Day Flower Count 2018

What's flowering in your garden at New Year? 
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Last Post: 09/01/2018 at 23:09

Merry Christmas to all

Let's join together to spread peace and goodwill ....... 
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Last Post: 25/12/2017 at 10:47

Hello Forkers in December

A friendly place for everyone to say hello and chat about all sorts of stuff ... 
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Last Post: 31/12/2017 at 23:51

RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

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Last Post: 20/11/2017 at 16:31

Reasons to be cheerful

A thread of things to make us smile when the going gets tough ...  
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Last Post: 08/11/2017 at 18:04

Fruit ID please

Picked in Spain 
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Last Post: 23/10/2017 at 15:51

Seeking blueberry advice

Just starting out ... choosing varieties  
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Last Post: 25/09/2017 at 21:13

Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

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Last Post: 16/09/2017 at 17:48

The Virtual Café

Tried and tested recipes to use up a glut and fill the pantry shelves 
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Last Post: 22/08/2017 at 17:16

A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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Last Post: 07/08/2017 at 22:38

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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Last Post: 31/08/2017 at 23:47

Harvest 2017

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Last Post: 10/12/2017 at 21:06

Two shrubs need a name please

Saved from the skip ... but what are they? 
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Last Post: 16/07/2017 at 16:16

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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Last Post: 01/08/2017 at 05:26
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