Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 11:28

Chicky ... that's absolutely gorgeous 

Front lawn mowed and edged and some supports put in for the lupins which are nearly flowering!  They snuck up on me ... hadn't noticed how quickly they were growing.  

Now a quick 

then it's the grass at the back to do ........ I might leave some patches for the daisies ... 

Rabbit trap (live)

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 11:19

Then the best and kindest thing to do if you need to be rid of it, is to find someone who knows how to dispatch it humanely.  

If you're in a rural area ask the local pub landlord ..  he or she will probably know someone, or know someone who does. 

Fig Leaves Dead?

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 11:16


The leaves on mine are ok ... but the figs have been blasted 

The plants should be ok ... but we may not get ripe figs for breakfast this year.

Shall we drown our sorrows together?

Fruit tree

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 10:12

Another problem with steel is that in the sunshine it heats up and could 'cook' the roots of whatever is planted in there.  

You can grow fruit trees in large pots, if you get the right sort of tree on the right rootstock. 

and more info here 

Is this what farmers call black grass?

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 10:06

It's up to you of course, but I'd think twice about it unless you've got at least a couple of acres ... we get loads of queries asking how to control or get rid of it ... it's a real thug in 'normal gardens'.  

Is this what farmers call black grass?

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 09:44

No, that's Carex pendula 

The Black Grass that farmers have problems with (and which is developing a resistance to herbicides) is this one 

which is an annual weed. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 09:37

Morning Topbird 

I'll be getting the grass cut this morning ...a bit of walking about should keep me warm.  There's some nicotiana to pot on too ........ 

Wildlife pond crisis

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 09:34

I've already topped our wildlife pond up twice this year, both times with tapwater ... it's fine ... as Fairy says do it like a 'shower'  - apparently it helps any chlorine etc to disperse - the wildlife in our pond seem perfectly happy ... the newts were getting very amorous the other day 

How many climbers would you plant to cover an 8m wide wall?

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 09:31

I'll post a link to your earlier thread about this wall, to give the background etc and the bits already covered 

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 09:28

I need a book or some knitting ... they seem to work for me like meditation works for other people. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Seeking blueberry advice

Just starting out ... choosing varieties  
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Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

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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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