Latest posts by Dovefromabove

The dreaded Weed

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 16:02

Totally agree Posy ... if the poster is reasonable bendable and can kneel a few hours each day ... or over a couple of weekends, should do the job.  Quiet, contemplative work ... just as good as meditation.

If you're not sure how to go about it watch this 


Yellow leaf on orchid

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 15:34

It happens ... it will eventually wither and die ... comes to all of us as Phillippa says.  If the plant is healthy it'll grow more leaves.  


Posted: 18/08/2017 at 15:21

Roses do change colour as they age; some do it more than others, and sometimes it is accentuated by wet weather.  It's perfectly normal.

Urgent -re Damsons

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 14:15

I would pick them and bring them indoors and cross my fingers  

or make Pickled Damsons


Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 13:07

Oh Yvie ((hugs)) ... what a relief 

I'm back from the farm shop ... I have crab salad for lunch 


Posted: 18/08/2017 at 12:40

Hmmm, I don't think the white pot will have a drainage hole .......... 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 10:56

Must be the day for hospital appts.  I've just had a text telling me I have an appt at Orthopedic Triage on 25 Sept.  So much for a referral to the Knee Man ... I've been to Ortho Triage before and done the physio thing and I still fall flat on my face ... suppose I've got to go through it all again .... 

Greenhouse removal/erection

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 10:35

Oh, and a good first aid kit ... Sod's Law means if you take it you won't need it .... and vice versa. 

Greenhouse removal/erection

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 10:33

Permanent marker to mark what goes where.

WD40 to loosen nuts

Socket set

Camera to photograph everything from every angle before you take it down. 

Strong wide masking tape to bind sharp edges and wrap bit together in bundles.

Small ziplock bags or similar for nuts, bolts etc. 

Last edited: 18 August 2017 10:34:23

what's this invading my lawn

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 09:59

That looks very like Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea' 

A useful and attractive groundcover plant.  I find it is shallow rooted and easily hand weeded out of areas where it's not wanted.  I wouldn't really call it invasive.  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

New Year's Day Flower Count 2018

What's flowering in your garden at New Year? 
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Merry Christmas to all

Let's join together to spread peace and goodwill ....... 
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Hello Forkers in December

A friendly place for everyone to say hello and chat about all sorts of stuff ... 
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RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

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Reasons to be cheerful

A thread of things to make us smile when the going gets tough ...  
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Fruit ID please

Picked in Spain 
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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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