Dovefromabove


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Insects of the day

Posted: 20/07/2017 at 16:14

Gorgeous Papi Joe ... haven't seen a Cinnabar Moth caterpillar for a few years now ... the numbers are declining rapidly ... probably due to the war being waged on ragwort which is their main food plant.

Weird potatoes

Posted: 20/07/2017 at 15:47

Ah ... they follow the flowers and look like tomatoes.  They are poisonous however, so best removed in case children think they're tomatoes ... and it'll let the plants put their energy into producing spuds. 

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Cuttings advice

Posted: 20/07/2017 at 15:42

You can't take cuttings from herbaceous peonies ... you could try splitting the clump ... 

Weird potatoes

Posted: 20/07/2017 at 15:20

Potatoes do grow from stems ... usually underground but sometimes, if the stems above ground are in the dark they will grow small potatoes.  


You're not getting confused with the green potato fruits that look like green tomatoes are you?

My first Beetroot

Posted: 20/07/2017 at 15:00

That's how some of them grow, as you say 'shoulders exposed'.  I find that the cylindrical shaped varieties do it even more than the round ones.


Harvest them when they're the size you want.   Between golf ball and tennis ball size ... ish  

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 20/07/2017 at 13:06

It's tipping down with rain out there now ........... 

Roses - Not David Austin

Posted: 20/07/2017 at 12:31

I find Classic Roses (founded by the late Peter Beales) supply really good roses, and the website descriptions have been accurate on the roses we or our acquaintances have bought.


https://www.classicroses.co.uk/ 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 20/07/2017 at 12:16

Hosta ... you spend a lot of time wearing wellies don't you?  Not a lot of arch support in wellies. 

Dying turf

Posted: 20/07/2017 at 09:26

Is it possible that a long-acting weedkiller was applied to the area prior to the bark?

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 20/07/2017 at 09:23

P'doc ... I was just reading about Morton's Neuroma yesterday .........


We have a Custard Pie type squash growing amongst our beans ......... where we grew the squashes last year 


Anyone got any spare time over the weekend .......... suddenly son's house move is happening ................ he has to hand the keys over on Monday pm .............. he will be away working from tomorrow .... not back until Monday pm ... absolutely committed and cannot change it ............ he is going to house-boat-sit for some friends for a couple of months as the place he was going to fell through because it looked as if his sale wasn't going to happen so he couldn't give them a date ... but now it is ... so most of his stuff will be going into storage ............. he is putting stuff in boxes and piles and leaving lists of instructions. He has two chaps, a storage unit booked, a van, a skip and a cleaner booked for Sunday and Monday ............ OH and I will be in charge ...................... HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

I'm heading to The Range in a minute for labels, packing tape and marker pens ............... what else will we need ........................ 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Merry Christmas to all

Let's join together to spread peace and goodwill ....... 
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Hello Forkers in December

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RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

 
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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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Photobucket

New situation ... ? 
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