Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Front of house privacy

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 07:32

Have you dug the bed and incorporated lots of organic matter in there?  If not you'd better add a few bags of well rotted manure to the Garden centre list 

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 07:18

Morning folks 

I think one of the neighbours hens has just laid an egg! She sounds very pleased with herself!

Why does my hibiscus not flower?

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 07:03

They are hungry plants and need rich soil, a mulch of well rotted manure and some fish, blood and bone will do them good. However the most important thing for flowering is lots of sunshine so they need a really sunny spot. 

Shrub ID

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 06:55

Hi Stephanie 

Im on my phone and can't see the picture very clearly, but I think it may be a pyracantha sometimes called fire thorn.  Clusters of creamy flowers loved by bees and red/orange berries in the autumn/ winter - a useful food source for birds - loved by blackbirds thrushes and visiting waxwings. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 06:39

Good morning all  Glad you're ok Pat  We've heard about the flooding ... So sad 

Its a lovely soft spring morning  - I can hear the song thrush again 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 22:31

Berghill, they're gorgeous.

YeS we planted if just after Ma died and just before going on holiday - our kind neighbour watered it for us 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 22:23

Fell asleep on the sofa ... Now falling asleep in bed ... Sweet dreams everyone ... See you in the morning 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 19:54

Fairy ... I love broad beans ......... can I have your share please? 

Supper's over, washing up's done, feet are up and we're watching an old Doc Martin and pretending we're on the beach in Cornwall 

CYTISUS BATTANDIERI (pineapple tree)

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 19:49

One of my favourite shrubs

I knew one that was trained very successfully against a sunny fence ...... it was glorious on a sunny day to lie on the grass in that garden and enjoy the wonderful scent. 

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 19:43

Gin!  That's a good idea .......... cheers folks! 

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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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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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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Shrub ID please

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Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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

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Getting my own back ....

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