Latest posts by Dovefromabove

bees in bird nest box

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 21:37

Can anyone Identify this flower please

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 21:31

Rudbeckia for me too

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 20:59

Oooh! Lovely Fairy ... Just what I need 

Dacha  People come, people go ... and some of us stay here for ever  

Nanny B hope all goes well tomorrow 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 19:11

Golly gosh I'm absolutely kn*ckered.  I feel as if I'v e been underneath that bdooly skip 

Many Happy Returns to Fairylet ... hope she's having a lovely day 

Think I'm going to flollop on the sofa .......... I have no energy left today.  I hope there's no storms tonight ... I need my sleep.

white beam trunk needs help

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 18:57

Thank you for your message in which you said "We dug in alot of compost/mouanure recently to see if it helped but it was planted just below soil level originally. Have no idea what to do"

When I zoom in on your photograph it's obvious that there's been a lot of damage to the bark bof the tree just above the soil line.  Do you have rabbits in the area, or has anyone used a strimmer or brushcutter around the base of the tree.

The damage does look bad to me.  To be honest I'd be inclined to scrap the tree and plant a fresh one, and this time put rabbit guards around the trunks and clear the soil of grass and weeds for a diameter of 1 metre around the base of the tree so that there's no need to use any tools near the tree. 

Caterpillar with a spike??

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 17:55

  Aren't they wonderful creatures? 

Brown In Lawn

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 17:53

I can't see a real problem other than the fact that the ends of the grass look a bit mangled ... is the mower a new one with sharp blades or could they be a bit on the blunt side?

Fence issue

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 17:03
Papi Jo says:

Groundforce? What are they? 

See original post 

something I don't think I planted

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 16:53

Maybe if we get an Indian Summer it'll flower this year 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 16:49

Thought that was the most obscure one 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Merry Christmas to all

Let's join together to spread peace and goodwill ....... 
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Hello Forkers in December

A friendly place for everyone to say hello and chat about all sorts of stuff ... 
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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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Last Post: 25/09/2017 at 21:13

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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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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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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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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New situation ... ? 
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