Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 16:54

It's been up to 28.9C here this afternoon ... it's still 26.9C  

Hello Clari ... glad your ear's on the mend 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 16:29

Oh dear ... that's a shame 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 16:23

Hello Joyce .... hot and muggy here too, although strangely there's quite a breeze too ... I've just realised that I shut the windows upstairs when the window cleaner came ... I'd better open them and close the blinds or upstairs will be like an oven ........ 'scuse me ............ 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 16:21

Show him the photo Obelixx 

My Mophead Hydrangea is falling outwards

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 15:42

Hi Arthur

I would leave it ... if the blooms are heavy after rain you can shake a lot of it off which will help ... I wouldn't prune until spring ... after the worst of the frosts are over ... then just deadhead, removing the faded flowers back to the first good buds.  If it's a venerable bush and the stems are congested you could take a few out at the base as well.  

Harvest 2017

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 15:35

I thought we had a harvest thread, but I can't find it so here's another one.

While I was laid up for all those weeks a kind friend came and potted on my toms and gave me three cucumber plants ...

I picked all these over the past two days!   Shall have to get that Cucumber Pickle recipe out again ... 

Last edited: 19 July 2017 15:39:01

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 15:07

You don't think they've been sneaking off with her do you?

Looks like we're going to have to keep our heads down for the next couple of days 

Wood lice

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 14:40

Wood lice are not harming your tree ... they're just taking advantage of the space under the bark to provide them with a safe home.  They don't have the mouth parts to eat anything except the softest of fruit, which they suck.  They're not eating your plants ... something else is.

Can you post photos of the damage to your plants so we can have a stab at identifying the problem. 

Start with the camera icon ... you may need to reduce the size of the photo if it doesn't upload. 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 14:21

Sweet dreams Pat 

28.7C in the shade in the back garden, and very muggy ... I've opened windows at the front and doors at the back and hopefully a through draught will make it more comfortable to sit indoors.  

Shame Wimbledon's over ........... 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 13:33

Talk to it nicely Hosta ... it can try to flower again when we visit 

The window cleaner has finished ..... phew!  Windows back open again ... foot up resting.  I'd better get some lunch ....... 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers in December

A friendly place for everyone to say hello and chat about all sorts of stuff ... 
Replies: 514    Views: 14186
Last Post: Yesterday at 23:24

RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

Replies: 0    Views: 320
Last Post: 20/11/2017 at 16:31

Reasons to be cheerful

A thread of things to make us smile when the going gets tough ...  
Replies: 21    Views: 1314
Last Post: 08/11/2017 at 18:04

Fruit ID please

Picked in Spain 
Replies: 7    Views: 356
Last Post: 23/10/2017 at 15:51

Seeking blueberry advice

Just starting out ... choosing varieties  
Replies: 5    Views: 305
Last Post: 25/09/2017 at 21:13

Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

Replies: 4    Views: 284
Last Post: 16/09/2017 at 17:48

The Virtual Café

Tried and tested recipes to use up a glut and fill the pantry shelves 
Replies: 84    Views: 4293
Last Post: 22/08/2017 at 17:16

A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
Replies: 10    Views: 573
Last Post: 07/08/2017 at 22:38

Please ID my mystery plant

I don't recognise this ...  
Replies: 19    Views: 460
Last Post: 03/08/2017 at 14:55

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...  
Replies: 1913    Views: 52752
Last Post: 31/08/2017 at 23:47

Harvest 2017

Replies: 111    Views: 10471
Last Post: 10/12/2017 at 21:06

Two shrubs need a name please

Saved from the skip ... but what are they? 
Replies: 8    Views: 436
Last Post: 16/07/2017 at 16:16

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 ... 
Replies: 1955    Views: 53989
Last Post: 01/08/2017 at 05:26


New situation ... ? 
Replies: 9    Views: 558
Last Post: 01/07/2017 at 10:29

Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
Replies: 1    Views: 301
Last Post: 21/06/2017 at 14:03
1 to 15 of 222 threads