Latest posts by Dovefromabove

What is this seed? (Engil)

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 18:32

Well, if they don't know there's no way I will ............. is there no organisation in Bahrain who you could ask?

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 15:54

Oh that'll be fine then Lyn, Hosta won't need the heating on with those balmy temperatures 

Lawsons Cypress tree full of ivy

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 15:45

Oooh yes please ... we love before and after photos 

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 15:20

Liri ... son down in Suffolk says it's snowing heavily ... friend up on the Norfolk coast says the same .... here in mid Norfolk the sun is shining on the righteous 

I expect we'll pay for it later ...........

Garden Theft

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 15:15

Well said Freddies Dad 

I'm sorry you've had such a horrible thing happen Maria ... hopefully better days are ahead.  

As Philippa says, look in on the Seedswap and cuttings thread over the next few months ... hopefully we can help you out with some bits and pieces. 

Gardeners can make friends anywhere ... thieves will never have real friends. 

Help NZ flax

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 15:11

I agree with Freddies Dad ... I wouldn't worry about that ... pull the old leaves out when you tidy the garden in the spring ... watch your shoulder when you do it ... don't yank too hard ... I'm pretty sure that's what started the problems I had with my right shoulder last spring.  

Couch grass on the allotment

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 15:07
plot52 says:

..... The biggest problem seems to be the misuse of it in agriculture to 'dry out' wheat before harvesting. Shockingly this grain is then routinely used to make bread. 

 Yes, that's of concern to me too ....... and I come from a family of farmers ........ 

New fruit trees

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 15:04

Hi Martin

I would plant them in their containers now.  I would put the plum outside ... it's hardy and doesn't need protection. 

If the fig has some tiny baby figs on you might get a better crop if you keep it in the greenhouse during this very cold spell, but when spring comes it too will be happy outside if you have a sunny sheltered spot. 

My Brown Turkey is outside all year around ... it's planted in a container of JI No 3 loam based compost with added grit at a ratio of about 3:1 and lives on our terrace in the south-east facing corner ... it could do better if it faced due south, but that's the best spot I can offer it.  

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 14:34

HHog ... First come, first served   ............. I shall have to make another one very soon

It's probably the easiest cake recipe I know.  

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 14:23

There's the one remaining slice of Clementine Almond cake ......... but you'll have to beat my OH to it ....... 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Fungi ... Radio 4 9am this morning

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Hello Forkers - February 2018

A friendly place where all are welcome to chat about this and that ... 
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New Year's Day Flower Count 2018

What's flowering in your garden at New Year? 
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Merry Christmas to all

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Hello Forkers in December

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RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

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Reasons to be cheerful

A thread of things to make us smile when the going gets tough ...  
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Fruit ID please

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Seeking blueberry advice

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Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

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The Virtual Café

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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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