Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Urban Jungle - Norwich, Norfolk

Posted: 06/04/2017 at 13:03

I'm in Norfolk ......... Urban Jungle has a fantastic reputation locally ......... I've not been ... yet. 

What To Do With Muddy Areas

Posted: 06/04/2017 at 12:33

I'm really not clear on what grounds the neighbours are complaining ... if your back garden has some bare earth that really is no one else's concern but yours.  Unless they have a legal right to access your back garden surely it really is nothing to do with them and they shouldn't be making you feel pressured to do something about it when you have some health difficulties.  

Of course, if they're asking (in a kind and neighbourly way) if you'd like some help with your garden, that's different 

Salvia Amistad

Posted: 06/04/2017 at 11:38

I'm very tempted by S. Love & Wishes in the Sarah Raven catalogue ................ 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 06/04/2017 at 11:34 

Bless him ... as if we ever thought otherwise   

Love the follow-on ...

Front garden

Posted: 06/04/2017 at 11:02

  Interesting ..................... 

Do you want to fill it in and grass it over, or turn it into a flower bed , or ............ 

I love Suffolk and lived there most of my life... I hope you'll be very happy there ... I've been transplanted into Norfolk 

Pond mystery solved

Posted: 06/04/2017 at 10:11

For the past few mornings I've been puzzled by the appearance of a white-ish film on the surface of the shallow end of our pond ... by the end of the day it's spread all over the pond.

This morning the mystery has been solved ... I looked across and saw something grey in the shallow end ... I looked again and realised it was a wood pigeon just sitting there 'in her bath'  contemplating her world ... as she flew off she left behind a grey/white powdery film which then began to spread across the pond  - of course - it's powder down 

Why didn't I think of that before? 

Last edited: 06 April 2017 10:12:18

Salvia Amistad

Posted: 06/04/2017 at 10:05

I'm waiting for my gorgeous Salvia 'Wendy's Wishes' to appear ...... I gave it a good mulching last autumn and crossed my fingers ................. 

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 06/04/2017 at 09:51

The only daisy I grow is the native oxeye.  I used to have Echinacea purp. 'White Swan' but it struggled on the Shady Bank and gave up the ghost last year ... I think if I'd moved it out of the shade it would've been fine  

It's certainly a lovely thing 

What plant is this?

Posted: 06/04/2017 at 09:32

A very tentative suggestion ... Cotoneaster simonsii???  but I think it flowers in the spring, not late summer 

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 06/04/2017 at 09:26

I've got some more to order from SR so I'm planning to order today, if that's ok with everyone?  Not jumping the gun? 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

The Virtual Café

Tried and tested recipes to use up a glut and fill the pantry shelves 
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Last Post: Yesterday 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: Yesterday at 22:53

Harvest 2017

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Last Post: 21/08/2017 at 21:25

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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Last Post: 01/07/2017 at 10:29

Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2017 at 14:03

The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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Last Post: 08/06/2017 at 13:17

Hello Forkers ... June 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: 01/07/2017 at 09:34

Shrub ID please

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Last Post: 30/05/2017 at 21:11

Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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Last Post: 29/05/2017 at 15:54

Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

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Last Post: 25/05/2017 at 21:08

Getting my own back ....

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Last Post: 10/05/2017 at 13:59
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