Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Coal and wood ash

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 16:35

It obviously had ill effects on the Leaf Miners    I wouldn't use it on the fruit or veg patch in case it did the same to me as it did to them

Encouraging more root growth

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 16:29

What sort of compost are you using to pot on into?

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 15:56

Thanks Obelixx .......... I'll try that ........

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 13:11

I can breathe ok with my mouth closed ... but my ears are totally stuffed up and my chest is full of gunk (sorry ) ....... according to OH, the stuffed up drippy nose comes later ... my Olbas Oil tissue is more as a preventative .......

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 12:02

LG - I'm finding Boots Chesty Cough Relief Linctus very helpful ... also a tissue dabbed with Olbas Oil stuffed down my cleavage ..... stylish eh?

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 11:59
punkdoc says:

It is strange isn't it Chicky? We must all be very like minded people.

I was concerned when I posted, that I might be upsetting people, but it seems there is quite a lot of agreement.

Much warmer today, so have been pottering.

See original post

 Putting two and two together (and probably making 150 ) my impression was that she'd lived with a very dominant partner for a long time and eventually, for some reason, had made a break ......... however she was still hugely lacking in confidence and very unsure of expressing her own tastes and style ... what happened in the programme was that she began to develop a bit of confidence and to learn that nothing has to be irrevocable ... pots seemed a very good way forward for her.  She was irritating ............... but nevertheless I still liked her ... she was like a chrysalis with the butterfly just beginning to emerge

Wildlife gardening

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 11:50

Make a hedgehog 'gate' at the bottom of the fence panels - we lived in an inner city street of  Victorian terraces with tiny back yards and secure gates, but we had hedgebogs and frogs visiting because they could gain access through the 'hedgehog gate'

Last edited: 07 January 2017 11:51:04

Plant Ideas needed

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 11:11

How big is the sycamore?  They can be far too big for most gardens - they also cast a lot of shade and suck up all the moisture, not to mention the black sooty mildew they drip down onto the area below ...

I would get rid of it and replace it with a more suitable tree ......... but if you've decided to keep it then you need plants that can cope with dry shade -


Posted: 07/01/2017 at 10:41

Many Happy Returns Bracken

Wildlife gardening

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 10:38

What are the garden boundaries like?  Can amphibians, reptiles and small mammals travel from one garden to another?

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

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Getting my own back ....

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