Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 09:02

Pat, I know my better features .........  they're not my knees 

Harlequin Ladybird

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 09:01

We've got plenty of Harlequins here on our roses ... they're certainly keeping the aphids down 

Chelsea photos 2017

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 08:44
Mike Allen says:

Thaks folks.. Truly great photos.  Now back to the Chelsea Flower Show.  I feel akin to Victoria Sponge.  This is called a flower show.  Forgive me please.  These various set gardens.  Surely unless i have missed a beat.  PLANTS, you know, those thingies that grow and flower.    Sorry to be a dimwit but, but.  Honestly what has a concrete block got to offer. Imagine a show judge.  Well yes, each block is solid, I'd go as far as tos ay, each one is identical, just like they were cast out of the same mould.  The texture of the foliage, (what foliage).  The colouration scent etc. Yes you have it.  Time IMHO for the RHS, as a registered CHARITY to extract itself fromnBIG business and return to gardening.  OK perhaps it's time to seperate hard landscaping and garden design ans get RHS members bac to...gardening.

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 Mike ... this is the Chelsea photo thread ........ we've been discussing the ethos behind the show here 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 08:40
Pat E says:

Maybe shorts would be better.

See original post

 No Pat, they wouldn't .......... trust me on that 

Garden Consultation

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 08:31

Hope they send stuff by air, and not by surface freight ..... plugs would be fully grown by the time they got here ..... 

wonder what they charge for postage ........ 

Last edited: 30 May 2017 08:31:54

Help with possible rose suckers

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 08:28

All looks fine to me 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 07:28

Thanks Clari Joyce pat et al 

It's been the new loose linen trousers I'd bought for our holiday, ever since The Fall .... I'd better get some more ... 

Covering Horizontal drainage pipes

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 07:19

Surely if it carries electricity that should be indicated in some way?  Needs investigating in my opinion. 

Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 07:04

Helxine soleirolii aka Mind your own Business

Last edited: 30 May 2017 07:05:22

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 06:50

Good morning all  G'day Pat 

Have a good day Chicky 

Heading for the Fracture Clinic this morning to see what they're going to do with me. Hopefully whatever they do will make me a little more mobile ...

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Tried and tested recipes to use up a glut and fill the pantry shelves 
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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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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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Harvest 2017

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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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Last Post: 01/08/2017 at 05:26


New situation ... ? 
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Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
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The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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