Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Where to buy

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 16:59

Frost proof is important ... Frost resistant does not mean Frost proof.

Brussel sprouts

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 16:36

Can you not leave them growing?... They'll carry on through the winter. 

RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 16:31

He really was a gardening legend ... he helped many Suffolk people on their gardening journeys

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 10:11

RIP Jana Novotna ... so sad ... a great champion and role model

Horticultural Grit

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 09:48

I've not bought any in bulk, but putting 'horticultural grit bulk UK' into Google brings up several suppliers, including this one which has a good reputation 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 09:45

Good morning all   

I appear to have a head cold  

Have a lovely holiday Hosta ... how long is this one for?   Just so we don't worry   (has he packed the sunscreen )

Discussions have been held ... supper today may well be pan-fried cod fillet with bubble & squeak ... or it may not ... we will call in at W'rose on our way back from B&Q where we hope to find the wherewithal to repair our sitting room door handle ... 

And I must pot up my amaryllis 'Papilios'  ... that way they should be blooming to brighten January 

Yew hedge too slow!!

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 06:55

Hi Declan ... Fantastic choice   They're getting their roots established ... they have to do that before the top growth can get going.

Can we have a photo of the hedge please and tell us about the conditions and  what you do to care for it ? Then we'll have some idea of what you can do to encourage it. 

Last edited: 20 November 2017 06:57:24

Tree id

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 18:58

I agree ... photo 2 looks like Sweet Chestnut.

Photo1 looks to me a lot like a Goat Willow leaf  ...Salix caprea ... but at this time of year it's hard to tell because of the effects of Autumn.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 10:50

I'm making some Crown Prince squash soup today Obelixx  ... I shall roast the pieces first and save a few to add to our planned supper of baked chicken legs with Mediterranean veg and couscous.  Apart from that I have a canvas to prime and a list of odd jobs for OH to compile   

Smilies are working on the laptop ... must have been my phone 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 08:14

Good morning all 

sharp frost here ... The grass is white and sparkly. 

Another coffee is needed ...

My phone won't do smilies this morning ... Please help yourselves as appropriate ...

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

Picked in Spain 
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Seeking blueberry advice

Just starting out ... choosing varieties  
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Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

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The Virtual Café

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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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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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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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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