Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Multi Variety Fruit Trees

Posted: 11/01/2018 at 13:41

There was a 'family tree' of three apple varieties at my last place of work ... I was given the responsibility of looking after it ... it was indeed very difficult to prune to keep the tree balanced as one branch was much more vigorous than the other two.  After I'd been retired a couple of years I revisited the site and the large branch had broken off  and torn away from the main trunk and the remainder of the tree didn't look very happy ......... I wouldn't grow one from choice. 

Peace lily- leaves drooping and yellow (also not flowering)

Posted: 11/01/2018 at 13:17

Peace lilies are quite hungry plants ... I would repot it in good houseplant compost and use a houseplant fertiliser (something like Baby Bio for flowering plants) as directed on the bottle.  

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 11/01/2018 at 13:05

Thanks Pat 

The blue painting is based on drawings of a Meadow Cranesbill (Geranium pratense) I found growing by the bridge 

Last edited: 11 January 2018 13:08:47

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 11/01/2018 at 11:49

Have a good trip BL ... it's a bit foggy here 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 11/01/2018 at 11:44

Oh yes of course Obelixx, but it's a good while since I did either ( I've only been doing small stuff and drawings etc these last few years) and what with losing a load of files when a computer fried its innards a few years ago, I only have old 'slides'   or photos in the catalogues.

Here are a couple .... hope they're not too blurry 

'by Willsthorpe bridge' 170cm x 170cm oil on canvas

'like a red red rose' 79cm x 53 cm oil on canvas (in a private collection in Australia)

It's not really possible to show the surface detail ... it's quite complex ... but it gives you an idea 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 11/01/2018 at 09:53

Good to hear from you Hosta - glad you're still enjoying yourselves now that the teapot catastrophe has been remedied.  

Lovely pic LG   I too love those 'insignificant' flowers that are so beautiful when you look at them properly.  Most of my paintings are what I call 'a ladybird's eye view' .... an up close view of a small piece of a plant, painted large ...  anything from a 1x1m to 2.5 x 1.5m canvas although the largest ones are few and far between.  Not sure if I've got any photos of any that I can put on here ... have to be careful copyright-wise of ones that haven't been exhibited yet  ... the wwweb can be a tricky place for artists ... I may be able to make some copies of pics in catalogues .... leave it with me ... 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 11/01/2018 at 07:39

Good morning all  G'day Pat  They view is beautiful.  How on earth did you get that view? Did you use the drone?

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 23:28

You're a very lucky man indeed Pdoc!  Read Jay Rayner's Guardian review of the Raby Hunt ... jealous? moi?    I'll say I am!!! Enjoy !!! 

Night night again ...

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 22:43

OH says that looks more like a sideboard than a cake!!! Just going to sleep now so will have a proper look in the morning. 

Night night all 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 22:17

That sounds like a lovely day Liri ... I love colcannon    Cuddles are good too 

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