Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Which herb plant is this in our school?

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 09:18

Never heard of horse comfrey  Ordinary comfrey is used as a herbal remedy for some horse ailments, but comfrey leaves don't look like that.

Horse radish grows into quite a big plant  over time, it's a bit of a spreader and roots deeply so is best contained in some way.  The crushed leaves should be quite pungent and of course, the smell from the roots when you're grating a piece to make horseradish sauce will sting the eyes a bit.  

5 fruits grafted on 1tree - Your opinion & advice??

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 08:20

I agree - i think they're a gimmick. Instead of getting the best out of each variety you frequently get the worst in my experience. There was a 'family' apple tree at my last place of work ... One of the varieties grew much faster than the other two producing a lopsided and uneven tree which needed quite complex pruning. according to former colleagues, now that I have retired and no longer prune the tree the vigorous variety has completely taken over. 

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 08:02

I think we're in danger of the tail wagging the dog here. The RHS is for all members. The Chelsea Flower Show exists to raise funds to enable the RHS to provide services to all its members throughout the year.  

To make the show the prime function of the RHS is a bit like saying that Oxfam exists to run second hand shops. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 07:52

Thank you Fairy   Coffee supplies have been restored 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 06:46

Morning Fairy :-). I'm sure he'll wake up again soon. My tummy's rumbling loudly enough to wake him! 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 06:42

Hello Pat  Didn't see you there ... Hope the appointment goes well 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 06:35

Good morning all ... I'm awake and have been helped to the bathroom and back. OH has now gone back to sleep without making coffee!!! 

We had a storm in the night ... The beans have been nicely watered in. 

Mystery digger....

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 06:20

I think you've got rats living underneath the storage area and excavating a network of tunnels there. I'd take it all up and sort if out this summer and when you put it all back I'd put a couple of secure bait boxes in amongst it. 

Nicotiana & Dhalias

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 06:00

Harden the nicotiana off and plant them out in the garden. It sounds as if they are about to come into flower. 

Plum tree

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 21:51

Look up Woolly Aphids. If this looks similar the best treatment I know is to encourage blue tits and other birds to the tree by hanging feeders there. They love Woollg aphids. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Seeking blueberry advice

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Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

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A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

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Shrub ID please

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