Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Does anyone recognise this tree

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 12:46

Cytisus battandieri aka the Pineapple Broom.  One of my absolute favourites 

Bay leaves turning brown

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 12:18

What sort of compost have you got it in ... I use John Innes No 3 soil based compost, and horticultural grit in a ratio of approx 3:1...... apart from being much better than multi-purpose compost for long term plantings, it provides more weight and stops mine from being blown over 

Bay leaves turning brown

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 12:01

Yes, healthy new leaves ... they'll turn green with time 

Mint in pots

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 11:04

Could it be that on a warm day aromatic oils from one plant get in the air and land on a plant nearby ... not changing it's nature, but transferring the scent from one to another in a temporary way?

Just a thought ........ 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 09:41

Nice pressie Hosta ... which are they and where are they going? 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 09:38

Hear!  Hear!  My son's been quoting that for weeks 

Can anyone help me identify this plant (possibly a weed?)

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 09:33

Persicaria ... a common weed in cultivated ground 

Edited to add:  Pete's post hadn't appeared when I posted.  It's the same weed, just a different common name 

Last edited: 08 June 2017 09:35:11

The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 09:23

We used to get taken on nature walks at primary school, and the teacher was very knowledgeable.

And do you remember the I-Spy Books?  I learned so much from them 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 09:03
Ruby12 says:

.......  knitting ,reading etc.  ...........

 Same here Ruby ... plenty of room on this sofa ....... it's huge ........ and we can watch the tennis too 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 08:48

I was going to do that Topbird but I'd have to fit in with them timewise and OH will need to come with me  into the Polling Station so it has to be when he gets back from work ....... it's only half a mile down the road and will take five mins and I'll feel 'in control' just a little bit  

I'm quite a stubborn independent soul ... must take after Ma 

Last edited: 08 June 2017 08:49:46

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

New Year's Day Flower Count 2018

What's flowering in your garden at New Year? 
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Last Post: 09/01/2018 at 23:09

Merry Christmas to all

Let's join together to spread peace and goodwill ....... 
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Last Post: 25/12/2017 at 10:47

Hello Forkers in December

A friendly place for everyone to say hello and chat about all sorts of stuff ... 
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Last Post: 31/12/2017 at 23:51

RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

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Last Post: 20/11/2017 at 16:31

Reasons to be cheerful

A thread of things to make us smile when the going gets tough ...  
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Last Post: 08/11/2017 at 18:04

Fruit ID please

Picked in Spain 
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Last Post: 23/10/2017 at 15:51

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: 10/12/2017 at 21:06

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
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