Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 11:46

It is really hot here ... 27C in the shade and rising ......... I've come indoors for a cool drink.

When I went to the farm shop I popped into the GC for some more MPC ... a couple of plants 'fell' into the trolley   ... a lovely trailing  begonia Starshine yellow  a lot like this one, but smaller   .

.. I'm not a huge begonia fan, but I bought one of this type but bright orange last year and it was magnificent .    The other buy was a regal pelargonum ... not as dark as Fairy 's fave Lord Bute, but a pretty dark magenta ... again not something I usually get, but I thought we'd have a change this year .... I also bought a big bag of sunflower hearts for Wonky's birds ... they were half price plus 10% reduction so much cheaper than she can get them .....  another reason to visit her to deliver them 

Last edited: 25 May 2017 11:47:18

Can I put aphids in the compost bin?

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 11:31

I don't bother with the soapy water and spray ... just turn the hose pipe on them if the birds and ladybirds aren't doing the job. 

Identify tis very tall plant

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 09:29

Aren't they just Nut 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 09:12

Summer's here and I've just ordered a new pair of sandals ..... my size is out of stock and they won't arrive until mid July ....... just as well our holiday is in September ... I shall just have to slob about in my several pairs of last year's and the year's before.  

I've done some paperwork and will dash up to the farm shop for some food lest we starve this evening, then I don't care if it is still May, I'm going to plant my runner beans out ................. I think 

Identify tis very tall plant

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 07:18

Hello and welcome Hazy Day 

Is it an Echium pininana? 


Posted: 25/05/2017 at 07:14

HazyDay - welcome to the forum 

Is the plant you're thinking of an Echium pininana?

Last edited: 25 May 2017 07:15:45

Lets come together and share our thought's and Prayers

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 07:06

Thank you TinyGardenGirl. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 06:59

Good morning all   G'day Pat 

Another gorgeous morning here, after a very warm night ... all the upstairs windows open and slept under a sheet. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 23:10

Sounds like a lovely day Liri ... I'm glad 

Now it's time for bed ... Sleep well everyone 

garden mirror

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 23:06

Someone I know removed the mirror from his garden after the third blackbird flew into it and broke its neck 

Last edited: 24 May 2017 23:06:41

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