Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Daisies in the lawn

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 20:20

We get more and more daisies in our lawn every year 

Gardening in South Carolina, US

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 19:11

Fascinating    ....... what is a Black Bat Flower?

This is a UK based site and most of us live in Gt Britain .... I've not heard of a Black Bat Flower. 

Handsome cat you have there 

Unknown Plant / Weed

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 19:07

A friend had a big clump of JKW in the garden of the house she bought back in the '70s  - she erected  a chicken run around it and kept half a dozen or so sturdy chickens ... after about ten years there was no sign of the knotweed and nearly forty years on there's still no sign of it ... and she got eggs!  

Last edited: 23 May 2017 19:07:38

Alternatives to Log Roll?

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 17:15

Goodness me, what a coincidence, we had a cheapskate chancer advertising cheap plastic wood rolls on here just the other day .......... and now here you are, a first time poster, and you've trawled up  an old thread and used it to create an opportunity for the cheapskate chancer to post again advertising his rubbish.  

Who would have believed it ... it's almost enough to make you believe there is a dog.

Last edited: 23 May 2017 17:15:37

Plant ID

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 17:01
The helpful herpetologist says:

Teasel have their spikes / thorns on the underside of the leaf I seem to recall. I can't see a sessile cup either.  

See original post

That was my thinking HH.  Also what looks to be the flower spike didn't look like a teasel either.  

Help for small gardens

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 16:59

Finger and thumbnail ....... it's what I use.  

Soil or compost

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 16:56

I would use a mix of topsoil and well rotted manure, rather than multi-purpose compost which breaks down to dust much quicker than manure.  Manure improves the water retention properties of the mix as well as containing nutrients for the tomatoes ........... not for the carrots. 

Last edited: 23 May 2017 16:57:34

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 16:49

Oooh well done LG ...... 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 16:48

Nice of them to send you a birthday present Clari ....... did they include your salary cheque too? 

  Hope you've had a good day ((hugs))

Lots of potting on done here ............. 

Plant ID

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 15:53

I think it's one of the Ox-tongues

or one of it's close relatives.  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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

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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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Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

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Getting my own back ....

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