Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Three for ID please

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 13:12

Is the stem square in cross-section?

Begonia corms not doing much

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 13:10

They do look sad ... I'd have a thorough look for vine weevils too ... was it fresh compost or recycled? 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 12:58

Thunder and lightning here!  

Resurrected Seventeen

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 12:55

Anybody else got thunder and lightning or is it just here in Norfolk? 


Posted: 06/07/2017 at 12:53

Tricky time of year to lay turf ... can you not delay until the autumn?

Lots of good advice here 

I would use Fish, Blood and Bone fertiliser. 

I.D Please :)

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 12:35

I think No. 2 may be Lathyrus tuberosus ... the Tuberous Vetchling.  

My Keble Martin British Flora says ".... in fields about Fyfield, Essex and elsewhere.  Not native"

Last edited: 06 July 2017 12:38:18

Is this Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 12:04

Glad to hear it 

Looks like a Dandelion but....

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 12:02

 Fleabane  ...  at two feet tall probably this one - Pulicaria dysenterica 

Plant ID

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 11:58

Himalayan balsam ... originally introduced to the UK as a garden plant, but it has become naturalised and is a major pest in some areas ... particularly on river banks as the way it grown prevents the stabilisation of banks and allows erosion.  

It is illegal to plant it in the wild in the UK.

The seeds are catapulted  many feet through the air - in this way it spreads very quickly.  A misguided neighbour once grew some and very soon the whole street had a problem.

Thankfully it's an annual, and the young plants are easily identified once  you know what you're looking for, and they're easy to pull up while they're small.  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Seeking blueberry advice

Just starting out ... choosing varieties  
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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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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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