Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Bee dance

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 21:06

I've not grown that one ... but I'd probably deadhead it  if I did. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 17:34

Clari ... Some clumps of pulmoniaria would be good 

Sunflower decapitation!

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 16:59

We've had tall sunflowers snapped off in the past by having fat woodpigeons underestimating their own weight and trying to perch on them ... we've actually seen it happen ... it was very funny even if it was annoying at the same time. 

It's happened more than once. 

Last edited: 15 June 2017 16:59:50

powdery mildew spots on courgette leaves

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 16:32

I've never tried the milk treatment ... I just make sure the soil around the courgette plants is always moist (not boggy).  

Courgettes and a lot of other plants seem to succumb to powdery mildew if they're too dry at the roots. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 16:11

I appear to have been asleep on the sofa  

Any ideas?

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 16:08

One of the many types of mallow ........ 

Malva sylvestris or Malva moshcata or one of the close relatives 

Should i reduce the tops on my potatoes?

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 14:02

NannyBeach ... I've got a dodgy knee and it gave way and I crashed to the ground in the garden ... I landed on and wrecked the Hesperis 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 13:33

Yes ... I really do keep it on except at bed and bathtime.  Promise 

The other day OH came home from the city with some Bodyshop Peppermint Foot Lotion ... bless him!  A very gentle application is absolute bliss 

Which plants would you relegate to the compost heap... for good?

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 12:56

There were several threads on White Feather a few years back - I don't think anyone who grew it was pleased with it ... this one stuck in my mind ... 

If Bowdens can't grow it then I probably can't either 

Last edited: 15 June 2017 12:57:39

Green fly - everywhere!

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 12:50

Hang lots of bird feeders near to your plants ... the blue tit families will find the aphids as they queue up for the feeders. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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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: Yesterday at 22:53

Harvest 2017

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Last Post: 21/08/2017 at 21:25

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


New situation ... ? 
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Last Post: 01/07/2017 at 10:29

Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2017 at 14:03

The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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Last Post: 08/06/2017 at 13:17

Hello Forkers ... June 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: 01/07/2017 at 09:34

Shrub ID please

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Last Post: 30/05/2017 at 21:11

Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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Last Post: 29/05/2017 at 15:54

Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

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Last Post: 25/05/2017 at 21:08

Getting my own back ....

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Last Post: 10/05/2017 at 13:59
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