Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 19:34

Pauline ... do they have cottages etc ... all I can find is caravans and holiday park apartments 

Is my pear tree sick?

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 19:29

Possibly a bit of pear scab ... 


Posted: 07/08/2017 at 19:26

Cant see the leaves very clearly, but it looks like Artemisia vulgaris aka Mugwort to me

A new snake in the UK!!!

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 19:22

That's what the article says 

Is my pear tree sick?

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 19:18

I really can't see a lot wrong with that ... looks fine to me.  No different to my espalier pear as far as I can see.  Some leaves are getting discoloured and marked now, but it's not long until autumn and  we had a warm spring, leaves burst early and we've had some very dry spells.  

I'd make sure it's not thirsty, a couple of buckets of water once or twice a week whether it rains or not ... while the fruit is swelling and ripening... fruit takes a lot of moisture to produce.    I've had the sprinkler on my fruit patch this afternoon.  

Also make sure that grass and other plants are cleared well away from the trunk ... I like a clear circle of around a metre diameter.

Sleep well 

Last edited: 07 August 2017 19:19:11

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 19:11

I know we've got rain forecast, but I had to put the sprinkler on the sunny bed, and the courgettes today ... its really dry.  

Identify this fruit

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 14:27

To post a photo start with the camera icon .... if it doesn't upload try reducing the size 

Mystery brassica pests.

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 13:59

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 13:53


I'm back from the GP ... BP not as good as last time but not horrendous ... hopefully now I can be a bit more active, and when my son's house move is over and we've had our holiday the BP may go back down again ..............  I've got blood checks in November so they'll check it again then ... 

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RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

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A new snake in the UK!!!

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

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