Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Pond Newst

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 11:29

Yes, newts, frogs and toads all need a gentle slope to be able to get in and out of the water.   All three spend much more of their time on land than in water. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 11:19

Just heard the Queen and Prince William are visiting the survivors ... it takes a 90 year old woman to show the PM how to behave ... shame on her.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 11:17

I only use Notifications for PMs ....... that bit seems to be working ok. 

Pollarding lime trees

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 11:15
kate_hollis says:

Thanks so much for your input.  However, I don't think lime and plane trees are Acer species are they?

See original post

 No ...... I just quoted an extract from the RHS advice on pollarding trees.  If you read it the mention of Acer species is just a caveat to the general advice. 


Posted: 16/06/2017 at 10:11

What about planting them into tomato growbags ... cheaper than buying loads of pots ... 


Posted: 16/06/2017 at 09:59

It will need a larger pot if you can't plant it out in the garden.

I would use a mixture of two parts  loam based John Innes No 2 compost  and one part multi-purpose compost similar to the one it's planted in.  

Is this the only spinach plant you have?  One plant does not yield much on its own.  


Posted: 16/06/2017 at 09:30

Yours looks ready to plant out now.

Here's a video about picking spinach 

Harvested anything yet?

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 09:23

As well as lots of meals of delicious broad beans and lots more to come, we've had some great lettuces over the past few days ... lovely crispy Webb's Wonder type.  

Apple tree leaf disease identification

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 09:03

I would water and mulch with some home made compost or well rotted manure then leave it alone ... leaving a circle of at least 1 metre diameter clear of any planting or cultivation.

Just ensure that it's well watered in dry spells. 

Please can you identify this grass

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 09:00
plant pauper says:

You know I didn't do that on purpose don't you?   ........

 Pp   We know you didn't  .. It happens ... I think the quote function is better on some devices than others.  

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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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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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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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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Shrub ID please

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Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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

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Getting my own back ....

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