Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Wild orchid?

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 19:38

Thank you Cottage Compost  .... no idea what happened there  

Weed identity help please

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 19:28

It's the Bastard Balm ... Melittis melissophyllum .... a bit of a rarity and one of the few places it's found nowadays is South West Wales.

Something quite special ... 

Lots of medicinal properties. 

Resurrected Seventeen

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 19:15

LOL, yes I remember that advert Hazel hands are even softer than that 'cos I've hardly done any washing up either ....

Just after my fall my hands went to pieces ... the skin on my fingers all peeled and my hands were so sore ... OH thinks it was the shock ... anyway he bought me some of the loveliest hand cream  Neal's Yard Garden Mint & Bergamot ... it smells wonderful and it's really healed my hands.  Highly recommended ... I shall use no other from hereon. 

Wild orchid?

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 19:06

I think it's Epipactus helleborine ... the Broad leaved  Helleborine - yes, a type of orchid 

Last edited: 06 July 2017 19:10:21

Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 19:01
Dordogne Damsel says:

Friday night here we are having a menu testing evening, can you all join me for a virtual taste, I''ll put up pictures and we can have a thumbs up or down. ? 

See original post

 I shall tell OH not to bother to make me any supper 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 18:29

Love that mix in your triangle bed Victoria

My Clem should be climbing the trellis and along the wires around the window, but as I've not been out there much cos of my foot it made up it's own mind about where if was going this year, and I think it knew best 

learning ideas

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 17:27

Almost all of us here have simply learned by doing 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 17:15

Nothing seems to eat roscoeas Liri - and they're tough as old boots. I've got R. Kew Beauty in a pot. It stays out all winter and every year it seems to take for ever to appear, and then suddenly there it is, blooming its socks off 

Resurrected Seventeen

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 16:29

So do I Hazel   But with nearly 6 weeks off gardening, my hands aren't looking too bad 

HELP! Weeds are taking over.

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 16:18

The dock is the plant that provides the leaves that children rub on nettle stings to take away the pain.  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

New Year's Day Flower Count 2018

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

Let's join together to spread peace and goodwill ....... 
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Hello Forkers in December

A friendly place for everyone to say hello and chat about all sorts of stuff ... 
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Last Post: 31/12/2017 at 23:51

RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

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Last Post: 20/11/2017 at 16:31

Reasons to be cheerful

A thread of things to make us smile when the going gets tough ...  
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Last Post: 08/11/2017 at 18:04

Fruit ID please

Picked in Spain 
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Last Post: 23/10/2017 at 15:51

Seeking blueberry advice

Just starting out ... choosing varieties  
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Last Post: 25/09/2017 at 21:13

Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

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Last Post: 16/09/2017 at 17:48

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: 10/12/2017 at 21:06

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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