Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 19/01/2016 at 17:48

I don't mind a proper weather forecast - but I hate the way the media spreads alarm and despondency about everything

Twisted Gladiolis

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 17:33

Hi Terry

Can you tell us more about the site where you're growing them please - aspect, soil type etc?

gardeners world

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 17:31
Verdun wrote (see)

Any lager?  Cheese too Dove? 

See if you can find something you like here Verdun

Quick question about bird box

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 15:31

If you use a wooden one, it's a good idea to get one with a metal plate around the hole if you have woodpeckers or squirrels in the area as they will try to enlarge the hole to get at the eggs/chicks.  

At least the woodcrete ones would give them toothache


Spontaneous Combustion

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 15:28

Also if you use a linseed-based polish for floors or furniture!

Spontaneous Combustion

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 15:24

Absolutely - basic good practice in artists' studios as well of course


Posted: 19/01/2016 at 15:22

Chuckling here whilst buried under your Gma's paperwork!  Well, actually I've just stopped for a coffee ......... but heading back in there shortly


Posted: 19/01/2016 at 15:10

I think that some cats get spoiled


Talkback: How to make compost

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 11:27

Rabbit bedding and droppings/urine are fantastic  additions to a compost heap - they really get it working well.  Lucky you!

Guinea pig 'manure' is brilliant too - a former colleague used to bring me a bin bag of guinea pig poo to the office every week for my compost heap   She used to leave it under my car in hot weather so it was in the shade and didn't get too smelly.  It caused alarm once as I worked at a Child Protection office and the security chap thought someone had put a bomb under my car!  Fortunately we were able to reassure him and he got used to it being there on a Friday.

gardeners world

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 11:21

 Just for you David

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
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ID please

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Last Post: 12/06/2016 at 14:22

A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 19:01

Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

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Last Post: 14/05/2016 at 17:14

Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Last Post: 01/06/2016 at 09:23

Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Last Post: 23/04/2016 at 15:42

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Last Post: 17/04/2016 at 12:49

Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
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Last Post: 15/05/2016 at 20:59

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Last Post: 04/05/2016 at 14:04

Whoops! I've done it again ......

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Last Post: 12/03/2016 at 16:05

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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Last Post: 01/04/2016 at 06:01

A Gardener's Hands

The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
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Last Post: 23/02/2016 at 19:49

East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Another excuse for cake ............  
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Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 17:52

Songs for Valentine's Day

Our favourite romantic songs 
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Last Post: 15/02/2016 at 21:02
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