Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Non-flowering Kalmia

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 09:25

'Full sun'  means 8-10 hours direct sunshine per day ...  is 'quite a bit' enough?

Last edited: 07 May 2017 09:26:08

Non-flowering Kalmia

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 08:33

Are they getting full sun?

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 08:15

There was birdsong after that as well Joyce, but some talky bits too ... Poetry ...

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 08:13

Popping in to say hello   I'm still under the duvet enjoying listening to a song thrush who's telling me to finish my coffee and get dressed and get out there 

We've got lamb today as well Debs - but chops for a change, with asparagus and new potatoes 

Right ... up and at 'em ... Potting on to be done ... Not to mention grass to be cut ... Notice I didn't refer to it as lawn ...

Growing Bay Tree in container

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 07:53

A plant in a pot in the ground needs just as much care as a plant in a pot above the ground. 

Dolomite lime and ph level

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 07:50

I use Maxicrop tomato fertiliser which contains seaweed and everything else tomatoes need in a balanced formula. It is organic and using this simplifies feeding and avoids causing imbalances in the soil.  I get it from the garden centre but it's also available online. 

I only feed when the first truss of fruit has set and weekly after that. 

Wildlife pond edge.

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 07:41

I don't think it will cause a problem. I live in an area where there is a lot of chalk/ lime in the groundwater, and of course limestone streams are great wildlife habitats. Your pond sounds as if it's going to be wonderful 

Parasites on roses

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 07:35

I agree , pick off the infected leaves. Any spray will do more harm than good. Hang bird feeders near your plants to encourage birds to that area. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 07:26

Fairy ((hugs))

Hosta, enjoy the scenery. 

I felt so peed off by the cold weather yesterday that I paid the whole balance on our holiday in Cornwall in September, just to cheer myself up 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 07:21

Good morning all  G'day Pat   The birdsong didn't keep me awake but I surfaced once or twice and drifted back to the sound of blackcaps, warblers and cuckoos ... Then I woke properly about 5:30 and just lay and listened for the last hour and a half ... Bliss. 

Now the grey skies have rolled back, the sun is shining and the song thrush is singing out there again ...

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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: 13/10/2017 at 21:16

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
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