Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Indoor or outdoor

Posted: 29/06/2017 at 16:33

If the photo won't upload try reducing its size ... that usually works 

Salix Kilmarnock perished.

Posted: 29/06/2017 at 13:12

Willows really need a lot of moisture ... we had a dry winter and spring and your tree is close enough to your shed to be in a rain shadow,  and I suspect the apple tree may be more established and is therefore getting first dibs on any moisture that's going in that area.

I would have been giving that a bucket full of water at least  twice a week from early March onwards, and more in the recent hot dry spell 


yellow leaves

Posted: 29/06/2017 at 09:45

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

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 29/06/2017 at 09:42

We've been planning ahead since 8th March  

The date was chosen advisedly, in order to see the new long border at its best.  Quite a few of us have been to Kew several times before .. sadly I'm unable to go on this visit, but we'll do it again.

For anyone who is coming, I have a few spare 2 for 1 tickets so if they would be useful send me a PM and I'll pop them in the post. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 29/06/2017 at 07:43

Good morning all   G'day Pat 

The rain seems to have stopped for a while here Hosta ..... but it could do with warming up a bit now ... it's the second day of the Royal Norfolk Show so we were expecting rain ... apparently  the car park is a bit of a mess 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 28/06/2017 at 22:31

Tucked up in bed now ... Snuggle down folks ... Sweet dreams everyone 

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 28/06/2017 at 20:04

You mean you're going ahead to warn them Fidget 

Our climbing rose has keeled over

Posted: 28/06/2017 at 20:02

Hi Marksw76 

Could you post some photos to give us a better idea of your options?

To upload pics click on the camera icon ... if they don't upload try reducing the size ... that usually works.  

white foam

Posted: 28/06/2017 at 19:02

Like this? 

If so it's nothing to worry about ... it's a foamy covering of a little insect larva called a frog hopper.  The white foam protects it from being eaten by birds ... it's called Cuckoo Spit because it first appears when the cuckoos arrive and I suppose it was once thought to be connected with their arrival. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 28/06/2017 at 18:28

Some people feel the cold more than others ... I have a thin 3/4 sleeved boat necked top on, with linen trousers and bare feet (well, one bare foot, one in a big black boot ... but that's another story).

OH has a long sleeved thermal tee shirt, another tee shirt  a cardigan and a big fleece-lined Aran jumper and jeans, socks and trainers on ............ we're both in the same room and we're both comfortable 

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