Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 09:58

 Lovely breakfast - third coffee - blue sky and sunshine 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 07:18

Good morning all  Thanks Obelixx ((hugs)) very efficient! 

Still snuggled in Hostas guest room   ...  slept like a log after a wonderful meal and lots of chat. We had a good drive down and arrived as you know, a bit earlier than planned  But as the sun was shining we thought it'd give us a good chance to walk around the garden ... However Hosta has a sort of built in "sprinkler system"  that comes on as soon as you're at the furthest point from the house ... Drowned rats had nothing on us!!!  

He's done so much since we were here last ... It looks amazing despite his protestations... Even if it was a bit squelchy underfoot in a couple of places. 

Chicky ... Best of luck ... Hope the weather is kind to you and hope you enjoy it ((hugs))

Delete Post And Other Issues

Posted: 31/08/2017 at 06:41

Mike ... as far as I'm aware no one on here objects to the Mods when people disagree about gardening techniques or IDs ... but when people with no medical qualifications suggest that women posters should send him private messages about their gynaecological problems you really can't be surprised that the the Mods delete the relevant posts. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 31/08/2017 at 05:50

it worked ... Hit my head five times on the pillow before I went to sleep and I woke up at 5am ... 5 mins before the alarm ... Coffee and then we'll be on our way .... Will be sure to wave Rgirl! 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 22:07

My cousins wife paid my son for his longstanding warts. They disappeared within the week. 

Right ... I'm tucked up in bed ... Alarm set for early ... Sweet dreams folks ... See you tomorrow Hosta 

Couple of issues

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 21:56

Try reducing the size of the photo ... That usually works. 

Horse tail weed

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 21:54

Covering the soil with plastic or similar seems to create the perfect conditions for horsetail to thrive. 

I have read that it dislikes a limey soil and certainly we have chalk near to the surface here and no horsetail ( fingers crossed)   It might be worth liming an area of your veg patch and growing brassicas there as it helps to prevent club root, and noting whether the horsetail lessens in that area. 

Plants that root in water

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 21:48

Mint will and I suspect most of it's relatives will too. Worth trying. 

Plants that root in water

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 21:47

Hydrangea will, sometimes roses too. 

Willows of all sorts will  

Poison ivy?

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 19:14

We have herbicide here in a gel form that you can dab onto the leaves of plants and then leave it to take effect and die.  That wouldn't harm your tree. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Last Post: 22/08/2017 at 17:16

A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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Last Post: 07/08/2017 at 22:38

Please ID my mystery plant

I don't recognise this ...  
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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...  
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Last Post: 31/08/2017 at 23:47

Harvest 2017

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Last Post: 21/09/2017 at 19:09

Two shrubs need a name please

Saved from the skip ... but what are they? 
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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 ... 
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Last Post: 01/08/2017 at 05:26


New situation ... ? 
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Last Post: 01/07/2017 at 10:29

Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2017 at 14:03

The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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Last Post: 08/06/2017 at 13:17

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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Last Post: 01/07/2017 at 09:34

Shrub ID please

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Last Post: 30/05/2017 at 21:11

Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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Last Post: 29/05/2017 at 15:54

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

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