Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Little Green catepillars

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 10:46

Picking them off really is the best way ... and attract birds to the area so they can feast on them.

Using any insecticide will kill all insects, including the bees, lacewing,  and ladybirds .......... and don't forget, most caterpillars turn butterflies and moths which pollinate our flowers 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 10:43

Good morning Logan   How are you doing?

My foot's a lot better thanks ...  I can get about and drive and it only aches a bit if I've been walking a lot ... I've even bought a new pair of wedge sandals (Hotter) .. I'm breaking them and my feet in by wearing them for an hour a day

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 09:41

I think we need to redesign feet ... not fit for purpose .... and while we're at it I'm sure we could improve on knees ... intelligent design Huh!   Not when whoever designed mine 

Number of harvest per year

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 08:56

Then I'm not sure we'll be able to help you ... most of us are in the UK with very different growing conditions to yours ... I was at college with a friend from Mauritius ... it sounds a lovely place.

I think you need to get some advice from organisations in Mauritius ... this might be a good place to start ... 

Good luck 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 08:50

Hosta ... Pa used to wear those over his two pairs of socks in the winter ... but then the local shop stopped stocking them ... no online shops in those days ...

Glad your lake is still there .......... any houses between it and the bottom of the valley?  I can't remember ...  is it still raining there?  We've got pretty persistent wet here too now ... 

Number of harvest per year

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 08:32

Are you in the UK ?

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 07:41

That sounds a good plan Clari   Hope the boot christening isn't too wet and muddy!

Dacha , Pa swore that two pairs of thin socks stayed up better than one pair of thicker ones. 

strawberry white interior problem

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 07:28

Some strawberry varieties are white inside. Those look fine to me. do they taste good?


Posted: 22/07/2017 at 07:25

Snap! Scroggin 


Posted: 22/07/2017 at 07:24

Different types grow to different heights. Some varieties will grow to around 6ft, others less, and there are dwarf types that only grow very low ...  around a foot or so. It will tell you on the seed packet. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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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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