Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 19/11/2016 at 17:40

If you bought named variety seeds from a reputable seed company then you will have what it says on the label (barring very unusual mishaps in the packaging department).

However, if you bought seeds from someone unknown on eBay, then they could be anything.  

Aquatic compost

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 17:36

I use either aquatic compost if I have it, or poor garden soil with added grit.  

Don't add peat - it will float on the surface, and don't add any fertilizers - pond plants don't need it and it will cause algae in the pond . 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 17:33

... and now another break of serve - three in a row ................

Chicky, you've earned yourself a snifter of something - I've not been out there in the cold Brrrrrrrrrr!   I think I'm turning into a fair weather gardener now that I've retired 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 17:28

and then, just when you think it's all over bar the shouting .... he goes and breaks back again ... 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 17:20

Oooh Fidget, it's getting exciting now 

Black rose

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 17:10

This is how you get 'black' roses 

Black rose

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 17:07

Wills ... no need to be cross ... a black rose would have to be contrived and manipulated because the gene for black does not exist in roses ... in fact I don't think it exists in any natural form, because  true black is not a 'colour' ... it is the absence of reflected light.    

Identify please

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 16:46

Have you just moved in? Were there any photos of the garden in the Estate Agent's particulars? 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 16:42


Think it's London and the South east that are going to bear the brunt of it 

Hope Hosta has a straightforward take off 

Blatant advertising

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 16:37 

I've sorted the link out for you Hortico 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

A wind-up/solar powered radio

Ideal for greenhouse or potting shed 
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Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
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Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
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Another ID please

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ID this flowering tree please

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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things ... 
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When dreams come true ...

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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things  
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New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

What is blooming in your garden? 
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RIP Rick Parfitt

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Stolen wheelbarrow in Cornwall

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Brrrrrrrrrrr! Cold night ahead

Temperatures are going to drop like a stone 
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Last Post: 28/11/2016 at 07:18

Loose brick

Do you have an easy DIY solution? 
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Last Post: 26/11/2016 at 10:46

The things gardeners get up to!

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Muscari parviflorum

Does anyone know this plant? 
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