Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Primula and primrose pest

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 09:47

Yes, slugs and or snails ... use slug pubs and hand picking in the evenings with a torch  and/or environmentally friendly ferrous based slug pellets.  

I also find a top dressing of horticultural grit helps to deter the blighters. 

You may find that slugs have set up home between the plastic lining and the side of the container - they're sneaky like that 


Posted: 04/04/2017 at 08:48

Having visited the Touchwood garden I can confirm that the aquilegias there were pretty close together, and it seemed to me that there was little 'air flow' - quite a sheltered little spot. 

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 08:22

Robins will sing all night at this time of year if the street lights are on. Poor things must be exhausted. 

Weve ordered some live mealworms for our robins to help with feeding their family - we've done this for the last couple of years and the parent robins will take them from our hands 

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 07:46

Morning all   Im listening to a song thrush while I'm waiting for my coffee to arrive ...

SGL I'd do as LB tells you if I were you 

Ideas on what veg i can grown in a dust bin

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 07:19

I seem to remember someone on here once growing horeseradish in a dustbin ... It stopped if taking over the garden ... But maybe you don't like horseradish ... It's an acquired taste ...

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 06:48

Good morning Daisy, Chicky and the rest of you as you arrive  

Pat, nasty scare but thankful you've been checked out  ... Now rest ((hugs)) 

I may have to address some issues in the front garden today or tomorrow ... The area where the border meets the lawn is looking somewhat 'undefined'  


Posted: 03/04/2017 at 23:17

Hi  Can you show us some photos so we can get an idea of the proportions and style of garden and the options available to you. 

Tomato plants

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 22:06

That looks perfectly fine to me 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 21:41

Yvie - that's brilliant!  well done!

As Wonky will confirm, I once lost a great deal of weight so I know what it takes ...

I have put some of it back ... as you say, scraggy necks are not a good look, and I prefer my cushions plumped up, not saggy 

Right, slumped on the sofa watching a fascinating programme about the London Underground ... 

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 21:37

I'm hand-watering all the clematis that are in bud at the moment - they're getting the equivalent of a bucket full of water each every other day - I once had a clematis absolutely smothered with buds which turned brown and failed to flower after a dry spring ... I don't want that to happen again. 

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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