Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Climber ID

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 15:44

It looks like Jasmine polyanthum to me 

Good things come to those who wait and wait and wait

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 15:39


Help ID please

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 15:35

I find they're happiest in dampish soil in dappled shade.

I think they're absolutely gorgeous. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 15:26

I struck lucky second time around Pat   

Mind you, by then I knew very clearly the sort that didn't suit me 

Browning meshy leaves

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 15:20

Should be ok now ... start with the camera icon ... if it doesn't upload reduce the size of the photo.

Help ID please

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 15:19

It's one of the many types of pulmonaria ... lovely plants and great early sources of nectar for bees in the spring. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 15:15

Just had an hour sitting out in the shade on the terrace .....  lovely to have a change of view and to see my plants ...... foxgloves all coming out, and roses and .............. well, everything!!! 

OH is getting ready to pop back to the shop to make sure everything's ok for tomorrow, cash up and lock up so I've been put back on the sofa 

etoile de hollande issues

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 15:10

I have found that Etoile de Hollande does have rather stiff and brittle growth ... I discovered that it was best to tie in the shoots when they were very young and pliable ... it does mean that you're tying them in very frequently and sometimes when they're only a few inches long, but it is a beautiful rose and worth a bit of extra trouble.  

I hope that helps 

Barely started and I'm already overwhelmed!

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 14:59

There's no hard and fast rule re the shade thing ... for some plants a lot depends on moisture levels in the soil too, but this may give you a handle on it 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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: 20/11/2017 at 11:04

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 ... 
Replies: 1955    Views: 53178
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
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