Latest posts by Dovefromabove

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 08:40
Verdun wrote (see)

Hosta, the tories can do what they like now...the further cutting of disability benefits seems very harsh. Surely the fraudsters have been weeded out now so it is the genuinely disabled who are affected. The "fifth richest country in the world"?  So why are we cutting to the bone? ...

To keep the bankers and their ilk in the obscene lifestyles to which they've become accustomed ...

JL will give a trade in when you're buying the higher end tvs Verdun, but not on a 20 year old tv when you're spending under £350. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 08:25

Fairy   I was thinking of binding the pot tightly with wire to try to stop the crack from opening up when we re-pot the fig - but if it does, do you think this would do the trick?


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 08:20
Verdun wrote (see)

Go for 3D Dove.  Sport is fantastic 

We'll get an HD one, think 3D is a step too far for us. 


Hosta - the old tv used to belong to my Aged Ps - when they moved into the Lovely Home it was too big for their room so we got them a smaller one and we had this one.

Before this one, the only tv we had was a 14" portable - if we go up to a 40" that'll be huge for us!


Posted: 14/03/2016 at 08:10

Happy Birthday Lesley


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 08:04

Sun's just peeping through here Verdun   Let's hope we all have a lovely gardening day

Sorry to hear you had a bad night Hosta ((hugs))  but you're doing better than you were   Try not to lay there and get frustrated by not sleeping - do some meditation exercises and try to think that at least you're getting some rest

We're going to JL for the tv - a 5 year guarantee is not to be sneezed at and they'll deliver it and make sure it'll talk to our hub etc (for a small fee) and take the old one away - got to be worth it. 

We've been looking online and think we've found a fairly reasonable one that'll suit - we're going for a slightly bigger screen than the one we have which is a 32"  - this sitting room is quite large and we sit a fair distance from the tv and when I'm watching Wimbledon it's hard to see the scores in the top left corner, so slightly bigger will be good.  As long as it's not too big.



Posted: 14/03/2016 at 07:56

Oh yes, gardeners need pies and cakes

And at this time of the morning we need

 Help yourself Joanie


Posted: 14/03/2016 at 07:44

Hi Joannie and welcome

Looking forward to hearing about your garden and the plants you like to grow.  Which part of the country (roughly) are you in?

You'll find non-gardening chat on the Hello Forkers thread (and elsewhere ) and you'll soon see there are walkers and cyclists there too

Plug Plants

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 07:41

Hmmm, the blurb says   "... Fill your borders with colour for years to come ..." 

it doesn't say they're going to flower this year, so I think they're perennials in their first year (or even biennials in the case of the foxgloves) and they're unlikely to flower until 2017..

It's amazing how copy-writers can turn a negative into a positive


Posted: 14/03/2016 at 07:33

Good morning Nic

Are we talking about fennel the herb, or Florence fennel the vegetable?

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 06:57

Morning Chicky

I have to get some seed compost too, and some JI3 as the fig needs re-potting.  Its big expensive square terracotta pot has an alarming crack in it - I'm wondering whether some strong wire put around the pot and twisted tight will hold it for another year?  This month is going to be expensive as we have to buy a new tv, pay for our holiday and tax the car. 

Can't put up with the old tv any longer as it's developed a really noisy background hum that we can't fix    it's really old and we've had it repaired in the past when it's gone wrong, but think we've spent enough on it now - got to bite the bullet. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

French gardeners - do you know this viburnum?

Replies: 5    Views: 212
Last Post: 17/10/2016 at 17:29

Bressingham Gardens autumn colour

The Dell Garden and Foggy Bottom looking a picture in October 2016 
Replies: 31    Views: 860
Last Post: 21/10/2016 at 23:15

A golden fastigiate yew?

Which ... 
Replies: 3    Views: 191
Last Post: 04/10/2016 at 16:54

Apple Day Events 2016

Dates and Locations etc - is there one near you? 
Replies: 0    Views: 169
Last Post: 28/09/2016 at 13:47

Normal for Norfolk???

Replies: 23    Views: 813
Last Post: 10/09/2016 at 09:10

Wot izzit?

Plant ID please 
Replies: 7    Views: 290
Last Post: 30/08/2016 at 13:55

ID please

Replies: 8    Views: 306
Last Post: 20/08/2016 at 10:39

Hosta! Where's Hosta?

Look at the canna you gave us! 
Replies: 5    Views: 313
Last Post: 13/08/2016 at 18:02

Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Moving them about ... two questions ...  
Replies: 4    Views: 265
Last Post: 12/08/2016 at 11:24


A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
Replies: 1508    Views: 41045
Last Post: 01/09/2016 at 09:10

Gardener's Garters

Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
Replies: 26    Views: 961
Last Post: 13/07/2016 at 14:17

Blight resistant tomatoes

Replies: 6    Views: 585
Last Post: 19/09/2016 at 08:08

Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
Replies: 13    Views: 681
Last Post: 19/06/2016 at 18:14

ID please

Replies: 4    Views: 411
Last Post: 12/06/2016 at 14:22

A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
Replies: 7    Views: 493
Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 19:01
1 to 15 of 181 threads