Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Sodden hydrangea heads

Posted: 11/09/2017 at 15:41

I would just give them a gentle shake when it's not raining ... they'll be a lot lighter then.  

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 11/09/2017 at 11:37

Just popping in to let you know I'm awake ... and up ... things to do so see you in a bit ............ 

Oh ... and to say that at 39 I started what turned out to be 6 years of full time in Higher Education ... best thing I ever did .... and I met a certain young art student 

Tomato feed

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 20:56

Googling revealed this 

but whether it works or not I have no idea  and whether it will remain potent until next year when the next lot of aphids arrive I have even less idea 

Advice please! - espalier formative pruning

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 19:55

I'd put an intermediate wire  above the lower one.  If you lower those branches to the level of the wire in the picture the growing tip of the branches will be pointing downwards which is not what you need. 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 19:51

Hello folks   ... just letting you know we're back home safe and sound after a wonderful holiday down in the South West finishing off with a couple of days in the vicinity of Whipsnade Zoo.  

Now I'm going to throw a load in the washing machine and collapse on the sofa and catch up with you all tomorrow.

((Hugs)) to Hosta and his Lovely Hubby xx

Does anyone know what this shrub is

Posted: 07/09/2017 at 20:36

That looks like a Salvia ... Possibly S. Hot lips. 

Can anyone please help me identify this plant?

Posted: 07/09/2017 at 19:32

Yes ... A fine specimen of a self-sown Salix caprea ... They get everywhere. 

The only exciting thing it's likely to do is to get bigger and bigger and then reproduce itself all over your garden. 

Last edited: 07 September 2017 19:35:25

Help identifying please

Posted: 07/09/2017 at 19:25

Just keep the milky sap off your skin as it can cause a rash. 

I like them 

3 separate questions...

Posted: 07/09/2017 at 09:42

So while you're getting free advertising for your pigeon control business can you give me a quote for controlling pigeons on a thousand acres of pea fields in Suffolk ...... Suffolk UK that is  ...

Last edited: 07 September 2017 09:44:23

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 07/09/2017 at 09:34

I've a feeling you're a bit of an all or nothing sort of a guy Pdoc. So am I, but I am learning , bit by bit, that there is a middle way and sometimes it's the best way ... Only sometimes mind you 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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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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Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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