Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Difference between potting mix and compost

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 07:33

I'm sure there are lots of books and videos theorising on how to swim, but at some stage you have to put your cozzie on and get in the water. 

Raised flower bed vs Cat Poo

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 07:24

Jeyes fluid is paradoxically attractive but highly toxic to cats, causing them a horrible and agonising death. I'm sure that's not your intention. 

Growing Brussels sprouts in containers

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 07:21

We'll, you seem to have convinced yourself 

In my experience the major problem affecting Brussels sprouts in the UK winter, apart from pigeons, is wind rock  - never experienced sun damage on sprouts. 

Help needed

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 07:06

And another problem with camellias is that the petals don't drop off as they brown and die, unlike roses whose dead flowers fall off. This makes the camellia look poorly unless you remove the dying blooms. 

growing trees in pots outside

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 06:43

Hi cwalker 

Just to say, if your photo doesn't upload try reducing it's size 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 06:35

Good morning / G'day all 

Hope all are well and that travel plans are going smoothly, sleep has been had, etc etc etc. 

BL ((hugs)) my thoughts are with your friend and her husband and all who love her - tough times 

Theres a spattering of raindrops on the window this morning ... We shall see what the day brings ...

Can someone ID please

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 20:55

Yes, a female Holly Blue 

Females have the black edges around the fore wings

Where have the April showers gone?

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 19:27

Here in Norfolk the oaks are in full leaf but the ash tree buds are still black and sealed shut.  We've had no real rain for months now.  I'm watering most days and topping the pond up.  

Plant ID please

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 18:56

You may well be right Hosta    (you usually are ) ... my echinops is more of a blue/green than that, but colour on the internet is notoriously unreliable.  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Fruit ID please

Picked in Spain 
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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
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