Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Can you identify this?

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 10:53

I agree with Fidget  ... Chenopodium album ... aka Fat Hen, Lamb's Quarters 

A common weed in arable land.  

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 10:06


By the way, the primulas you gave us are blooming beautifully at the far edge of the pond, their roots bedded into the rocks at the edge.  The grasses are growing well and are going to look fabulous, and did you see my potted hostas? 

Fireworks is at the front. 


Posted: 21/06/2017 at 09:52

Courgette plants need a large container each.

This is one plant in a pot 

old single rambling/climbing rose

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 09:47

I've lived in the English countryside almost all of my life amongst hedgerows full of dog roses ... I've never come across one Rosa canina with a strong scent.  It's described here as having a 'faint scent'. 

Sometimes Rosa rugosa is mistaken for Rosa canina ... rugosa has single flowers and usually has a strong perfume.  

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 09:37
Topbird says:

Those were the days indeed Dove

I was also a skinny chick with flowing locks - wafting around in my blue cheesecloth gypsy dress - trying felafal burgers for the first time. Don't remember hearing you singing - but I could have joined in - also word perfect for the entire song. We could have done a duet

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 Anyone got a guitar?   

help - tomatos - 'prune' or not

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 09:34

I've not grown Orange Paruche, but Sutton's website describes them as being 'semi-determinate'  but recommends that they be grown as cordons which means that you will be removing the side shoots. 

However you grew them as if they were a bush type last year and got a good crop ... so you could do this again.

From my understanding the only difficulty would be supporting the side 'branches'.

This article is informative 

Let us know how you get on ... how did you find the flavour last year?  Sutton's description sounds good.  

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 08:35

Topbird   Those were the days ... lots of joss sticks, definitely    ...  I was the skinny hippy chick with long pre-raphaelite hair and a baby clamped to my bosom, in the middle of a big circle of people,  singing the whole of American Pie when the chap with the guitar forgot the words  (that's me singing, not Wonky ... she hadn't quite learned the words by then).

Yellow foam

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 08:17

That looks like a yellow slime mold ... not really anything to worry about and nothing really that you need do but if you want to remove it you can scrape it off and bag and bin it.  

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 08:11

Hello again all   Oh LilyP 

Downstairs and breakfasting on sofa ... OH has gone to work ... I've taken out the sideshoots of the tomatoes.  

Wonky was born in April '76 .......... I was so grateful that I wasn't actually pregnant in the worst of the heat that summer, but caring for a newborn, trying to keep her cool and comfy, was trying.  I was glad she wasn't my first!  

However I have some lovely memories of that summer ... taking her out for a walk about 4 or 5 am and picking wild mushrooms which were very early that year ... also there were lots of outdoor events that summer ...... the wonderful Last Barsham Faire was held that year ... was anyone else in East Anglia back then and do you remember it? 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 06:30

Good morning all  G'day Pat

Looks bright out there today 

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Fruit ID please

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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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