Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 15:54

I think you've earned a big slice Wonky! 

Is it really a problem?

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 15:47

The reason you see old pictures of farmhands with binder twine around the bottoms of their trouser legs was to stop the rats "runnin' up 'em"

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 15:37

Rhubarb & Custard Cake cooling down ... Kettle's on ... just form an orderly queue ...


Posted: 04/03/2017 at 15:23

But once the wood chips have been broken down the nitrogen returns to the soil, along with the other constituents, so any nitrogen depletion is only short term. I would only be concerned if wood chips were being dug into a brassica bed or similar. 

Removing Moss

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 15:16

At the rate the robins and bluetits are gathering moss from our back lawn today, there won't be any left in a few days' time 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 14:44

Now a robin is gathering moss from the edge of the back lawn 

Tree Stump

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 14:05

You can cut it as low down to the ground as possible and then hire a stump grinder to grind the main stump out - they're no bigger than a petrol rotary mower and can be hired from most tool hire and DIY places. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 12:52

The birds are really getting on with the nest building today -the  robin has been hopping along the fence with a length of dead clematis stem in his beak, blackbirds are pulling mud from the pond edge and a pair of bluetits are busy going in and out of the nest box on the ash tree trunk. 

Ive just stopped for lunch and am enjoying The Now Show - it is such a good programme

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 12:13

Love stock doves - we used to see them on the farm as children but not so many about nowadays. 

I'm chuffed The nest box on the fence which was used by a pair of bluetits last year was trashed by Doris ............... but today I saw a pair busily popping in and out of another nestbox we fixed onto the ash tree last year

Nesting blue tits with more than 2 adults feeding!

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 11:39

There was a nest on Springwatch (think it was last year) that had Blue tit and Gt tit eggs laid in it - can't remember the details but I think the bluetits ended up trying to rear the great tit chicks ... not sure if they fledged successfully, but I'm pretty sure the bluetit eggs didn't hatch. 

Does anyone else remember?

It might be worth posting a query on the Springwatch facebook page.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

The Virtual Café

Tried and tested recipes to use up a glut and fill the pantry shelves 
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Last Post: 17/08/2017 at 19:12

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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Harvest 2017

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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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New situation ... ? 
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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

Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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Last Post: 29/05/2017 at 15:54

Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

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Last Post: 25/05/2017 at 21:08

Getting my own back ....

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Last Post: 10/05/2017 at 13:59
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