Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Identifying Calendula seeds

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 09:27

I didn't say they knew a lot about cameras Nut ... just that they know more about them than they know about plants 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 09:24

Couldn't afford to get a train down to you even if there was one Hosta ... have you seen the price of tickets???

At least you have a motorway pointing vaguely towards you ... we have one of the largest port complexes in Europe and not one motorway in East Anglia ...

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 08:50

Hmmmm .... the Met Office says "... UK Outlook for Friday 25 Aug 2017 to Friday 8 Sep 2017:

Through the latter part of August and into early September, we are most likely to see a northwest/southeast split in the weather, although confidence in this is low. This will bring changeable conditions across the northwest, with spells of rain and strong winds at times, whilst the south and east will be drier and settled more often. As a result, temperatures may often be warmer in the south with a low chance of temporary warm and thundery conditions for some southeastern areas. In contrast, temperatures will remain close to normal or perhaps a little below across the north....."

What about the South-west???????? That's where we'll be ........... 

Advice needed for plants for hanging baskets which can survive dry conditions

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 08:46

Another solution is to take the hanging baskets down before you go away and put them in a shady corner in the back  garden .... give them a good soak and some feed and as long as you're not away for too long,  when you come back and hang them up in the sunshine again they should be fine 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 08:42

That's it Hosta ... use all that rain up before we arrive 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 08:41

Towels on the line and another load of washing in the machine ... I've lost the dosing ball thingy 

Must go out there and pick some more sweet peas ........... when I've had more 

Help yourselves ......... 


Posted: 11/08/2017 at 08:33

Horsetail seems to thrive when covered with paving or plastic ... it loves the dark and the damp.

I have read that increasing the alkalinity of the soil by liming will help to deter it.  Certainly we live in a very chalky area and have no horsetail (fingers crossed).

Identifying Calendula seeds

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 08:30

Or even just look at the GW 'How to' page ... 

Fireblight on Pear tree

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 06:59

Out of date Info Mike. Fireblight is no longer notifiable on mainland UK, only on the Isle of Man , Channel Islands, N. Ireland and Eire. 

MAFF no longer exists. The relevant government agency is DEFRA. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 06:50

Good morning Joyce  

Yes the mornings are still and dew-filled now ... I think autumns coming early ...

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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