Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Cultivate soil without damaging tree roots

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 09:38

Don't grass right up to the tree trunks - it's difficult to mow without damaging the bark of the trees, and it competes with the trees for water and nutrition - best to leave a bare circle around them - you could put some spring bulbs in around them ... little Siberian squills would look gorgeous, plant them and leave them to get on with it 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 09:33
Lily Pilly says:

.... I have just read that a local group in the Clyde Valley ( once famous for its fruit growing) are asking folk with more apples than they need to donate them as the newly bottled juice is flying off the shelves.  They will even come and get them! What a clever idea?!


 Maybe they should take a leaf out of Joe Grundy's book and have a Cider Club 


Posted: 28/09/2016 at 08:20

Powdery mildew takes hold when a plant is weakened - drought is a common cause of plant growth being weakened, but it's not the only cause. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 08:12

Good morning all  G'day Pat if you're around 

Im still in bed

Why is it so difficult to be an England manager? To me it's simple - just ask yourself what Sir Bobby Robson would have done - if you can't imagine him doing something then you shouldn't do it either. Seemples!

Glad you're connected BL   But clean windows?  Steady on there!

abutilon losing leaves and flower buds

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 23:09

Have they been too hot/ dry?

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 23:01

Fairy - thanks for the ideas - a lot of thinking going on here. Liri - would Taxus stand. 'Aurea' keep it's colour in that much shade do you think? 

Hosta  I thought of you when in the Waitrose checkout queue earlier .... an elderly lady had forgotten her PIN. The chap on the checkout was so kind and patient and stopped her from feeling anxious and soon her confusion passed and she remembered and all was well. When it was my turn I talked him through my recipe of Coronation Chicken - he's going to give it a go 

Well Zebedee says it's time for bed. Sweet dreams all ((hugs))

What are they?

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 19:48


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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 19:27

Hello everyone - welcome back SWind 

Clari  ((hugs))

Physio diagnosed Shoulder Impingement Syndrome ... drome.aspx and at the moment we are trying exercises to see how far that will take us - another appointment next Wednesday. 

Very nice cab driver took me to the physio and back again - he was telling me about his former life in Sierra Leone - he has a BSc and MSc in Agriculture and other qualifications too and worked as an agronomist with the UN, but life became too dangerous for him there in the early 90s and he had to flee - he said that the war coupled with China's not always benign influence had led to a lot of problems and the government was not always able to stand up to pressure from China - he says that he would like to return one day and help his country but at the moment he will be arrested if he goes back, as he tried to stand up against corruption to do with food supplies. He says he has a good life here in Norfolk, even if he has to work as a cabbie rather than an agronomist, and his daughter plays football for the local women's team and dreams of playing for England. Absolutely fascinating. I hope he is able to go back one day and help his country as he wants to.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 16:10

Thats what we have Pat. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 14:06

Welcome home Lantana   Hope Italy was wonderful, and that your garden is full of autumn treasures to greet you 

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