Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Tick infestation

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 13:11

Hi Lorraine 


That sounds nasty ... I have no experience of ticks in lawns ... here in Norfolk they tend to lurk in long grass and taller vegetation.


I just consulted google and found this http://www.bada-uk.org/tick-control/tick-control-domestic-environment  but you may well have seen it already.


Hopefully someone else will have some more ideas.


Good luck! 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 13:01

Pat, I think Regina should visit Wonky and her Lovely Hub ... they keep her sort of hours!  

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 13:00

Get well soon Amberspy, but keep your germs to yourself please ........ you know what these internet viruses are like  


It sounds as if you're best off in bed 



Here you are - honey and hot lemon  

Plant / Weed ID

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 11:55

Snap! again Bob 

Plant / Weed ID

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 11:23

It's the fruiting body of Horsetail.  Pull it up, bag it and bin it. 


https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=257 

Is my kale bolting and if so what should I do?

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 11:01

Shame - it could've been harvested and enjoyed over the past couple of months ...but as Bob says, time to sow some more now ... always look forward in gardening, never back 

Wild flowers next to fruit and veg

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 10:56

I grow purple sprouting broccoli, but I net it rigorously with a fine mesh making sure that it's high enough above the plants to make sure the butterflies can't lay eggs on the plants through the netting, and also so that the wood pigeons can't land on the supports and peck the plants through the netting.


Mind you, we don't have rabbits to contend with here - they're happy to stay over on the golf course - so far 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 10:14

Wonky!!!  Celebrations are called for 


Now I suppose you want it to rain 

Last edited: 02 April 2017 10:15:23

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 10:01

Hello again -  now I'm showered, mascara'd and breakfasted (scrambled eggs on toast) and more coffee is being drunk - then  while the dew on the grass dries I'll prep tonight's supper (slow roast rolled lamb shoulder, with potatoes boulangere and spring cabbage) and listen to the Archers omnibus then I'll be out there ... OH went out before breakfast and turned the compost heap for me 


Wonky tells me her greenhouse will arrive tomorrow  perfect!  the day before her big day

Wild flowers next to fruit and veg

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 09:52

Hi


Wild flowers will be fine near a veg patch.  The wild flowers will attract pollinators for your beans and peas.  


The creatures that might feast on your veg will find them anyway, whether or not there are flowers nearby.  

Last edited: 02 April 2017 09:53:10

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Seeking blueberry advice

Just starting out ... choosing varieties  
Replies: 5    Views: 254
Last Post: 25/09/2017 at 21:13

Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

 
Replies: 4    Views: 216
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 
Replies: 84    Views: 3863
Last Post: 22/08/2017 at 17:16

A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
Replies: 10    Views: 491
Last Post: 07/08/2017 at 22:38

Please ID my mystery plant

I don't recognise this ...  
Replies: 19    Views: 417
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...  
Replies: 1913    Views: 49472
Last Post: 31/08/2017 at 23:47

Harvest 2017

 
Replies: 78    Views: 6311
Last Post: 13/10/2017 at 21:16

Two shrubs need a name please

Saved from the skip ... but what are they? 
Replies: 8    Views: 392
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 ... 
Replies: 1955    Views: 51492
Last Post: 01/08/2017 at 05:26

Photobucket

New situation ... ? 
Replies: 9    Views: 468
Last Post: 01/07/2017 at 10:29

Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
Replies: 1    Views: 259
Last Post: 21/06/2017 at 14:03

The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
Replies: 6    Views: 525
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 ... 
Replies: 1404    Views: 43368
Last Post: 01/07/2017 at 09:34

Shrub ID please

 
Replies: 8    Views: 341
Last Post: 30/05/2017 at 21:11

Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

 
Replies: 5    Views: 212
Last Post: 29/05/2017 at 15:54
1 to 15 of 218 threads