Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Good luck for the storm everyone

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 21:38

Keep safe everyone. Having been through the worst of the '87 storm, I'll be thinking of you all. 

Storm Ophelia

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 19:09

There once was a storm called Ophelia

Which  totally stripped my abelia

Of leaves and of flowers in my bucolic bowers

And scattered them o'er the phacelia.

Red Bush Tree - Dying again?!

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 18:38

To upload photos start with the camera icon.  If that doesn't work try reducing the size of your photo ... that usually works 

scarifying and aeriating

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 18:36

I use the lawn rake attachment first and  then the 'scarifier' ... works fine that way round for us. 

Storm Ophelia

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 17:10

Good luck Mary   

I remember the Storm of '87 ... our area was bang in the middle of it ... lots of damagem roads blockedt  for several days and no power or phone for nearly two weeks ... lost a few shrubs but our home and family were ok, and that was the important thing.  

foxes and pond planting

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 14:22

Foxes eat slugs and worms as well as rabbits and rats etc  ... just the sort of creature you'd find under the hessian around a pond ... I would try to discourage them ... the family should naturally be breaking up now and moving on to establish their own territories.  Feeding them will stop this natural event occurring and can cause problems such as over-population and consequent disease.  

Grape vine identification

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 12:39

Boskoop Glory is also frequently grown outside in the UK and also has pips.  The leaves also have very good autumn colour.

I wouldn't be worrying about the variety ... I'd just make the wine ... the sweetness and therefore the amount of additional sugar needed varies from season to season as well as variety.  

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 11:23

Hello to all

Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Chicky   Great pics 

Have a lovey day Wonky ... give my love to or say 'Hi' to folks, as appropriate   Tell Doorak I'll be delivering his new blanket next week some time.  

Business Opportunity

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 08:58

He's been selling successfully for a while now?   So he has a business ... Businesses pay for their advertising ... See T&Cs below 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 08:48

Have a really lovely birthday Fairy ((hugs)) 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Fruit ID please

Picked in Spain 
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Seeking blueberry advice

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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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