Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 15:57

We've had a few figs, but last year they dropped before they were fully ripe. Although I was watering it I think the pot didn't hold enough moisture because when I first planted it I filled the bottom half of the pot with chunks of polystyrene so it wasn't over-potted. However I realised that it now needs to use the whole pot so today we removed all the polystyrene and repotted it using JI No 3 with lots of added grit. Hopefully well get ripe figs again this year - there are some tiny ones that have over-wintered. 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 15:45

Those primroses have been flowering non stop since early November!  

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 15:43

Hmm that was my thought - the Nat Trust are a bit wary of such things following the tragedy at Blicking the other year. 

Lets see what Wonky says ... I could always walk around her garden and admire her snowdrops ... She doesn't charge an entrance fee and she bakes good cakes ...

Wild mink

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 15:35

Ducks will eat frogspawn, and at this time of the year they'll also mess up a small pond, pulling at plants, reeds etc

while sussing out prospective nest sites. 

Help please!

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 15:03

That's fine Vishu - I bet there's plenty we don't know about where you live too   That's why a forum like this is so good - the more we share the more we learn

Talkback: Hibernating wasps

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 15:01

Wasps are beautiful and are the gardener's friend - even when you grab hold of a queen who's hibernating in the folded over top of a bag of compost as I did this time last year

Ouch that hurt!!! 

But she survived to raise a family who would eat the aphids in the garden. 

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 14:33

Hmm ... forecast for Thursday does look a bit grim - there's a gale warning!

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 13:39

Nice to get a real bargain from Tesco Gary - not a common occurrence in my experience

Help please!

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 13:20

No cicadas in the UK Vishu

However, if they were I'd agree with you to let them be.  We have stag beetles in the UK which have a similar life cycle ... the larrvae live in rotting wood ... they're becoming quite rare now.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 12:51

Enjoying the sunshine  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
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Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
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Another ID please

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ID this flowering tree please

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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things ... 
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When dreams come true ...

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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things  
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New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

What is blooming in your garden? 
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RIP Rick Parfitt

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Stolen wheelbarrow in Cornwall

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Brrrrrrrrrrr! Cold night ahead

Temperatures are going to drop like a stone 
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Loose brick

Do you have an easy DIY solution? 
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The things gardeners get up to!

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Muscari parviflorum

Does anyone know this plant? 
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Anyone following the cricket?

England's tour of India 
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