Latest posts by Dovefromabove

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 10:08
Verdun wrote (see)

You aren't facing reality Dove.  Dad's Army???  

desperate people where you live Dove....put an ad in your local shop window and show humanity to the many shivering in the cold ....offer them a bed and a meal. Seriously.  Why not?  this is "humanity" . Do it today and I for one will take your views more seriously 

I'm not facing reality??????? Really??????????  I think you forget what my job was - and now I'm retired I still do stuff unofficially and voluntarily  ........ I won't be here for a while tomorrow because I'm answering a request for a visit elsewhere.   

But only if I tell you all about what I do will you take my views seriously??? Really???

That's enough for me on this thread.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:44

Good morning Wonky   Thank you for the lovely card   I had a card with pink blossom from my girl and a card with blue flowers from my boy ........ how good is that?

Don't worry if you can't get me this morning Wonks ... OH is on the phone ... we can talk when you've finished work if that's easier for you

Good to see you Pdoc and the rest of you

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:03

Voting to leave the EU will not move us further away physically - we will not suddenly be able to put up fences around our beaches to repel all borders. 

If desperate people are prepared to cross the Mediterranean in tiny overcrowded boats the English Channel and the North Sea won't stop them. 

Who among us is prepared to be part of a Dads' Army and patrol the beaches  herding families into camps?  And then what will we do with them - load them up, struggling and screaming, and send them back to war and famine?

Far better in my opinion to be part of a larger organisation who can combine to come up with a cohesive and co-ordinated plan to deal with Europe's share of a global humanitarian problem.

Problem honeysuckle

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:27

I would recommend an even larger pot for a honeysuckle  - say 24"x24"x24" cube. I suggest a cube shape as honeysuckle likes to get its roots well down into the soil and a cube has more space lower down than a traditional 'pot shape'.

 I would use John Innes No 3 loam-based potting compost with some added organic matter such as leafmold and fill the pot to within an inch or so of the rim. 

Your honeysuckle is struggling in just a few inches of old compost    Even my OH (who is not a gardener) feels sorry for it

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:17

 That should do it Fairy

Willow arch - how to make it NOT grow?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:02

I would never trust willow not to grow ... Pa made a new prop for Ma's clothes line years ago - it was a forked willow branch, stripped of all its bark.  After a really bad winter when all the washing had been dried indoors around the Rayburn for weeks and weeks, on hanging washing out for the first time in the spring Ma found the clothes prop had started to take root!!!   

I've seen pieces of willow used as fence posts, with leaves sprouting from them. 

Pa said that he'd once seen a game of cricket so slow that the batsman at the bowler's end found his bat had taken root!!!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 07:26

 Hello Pat   What's the weather like with you?

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 07:15

Good morning all   G'day Pat

Hope Hosta got some good sleep   It does sound to me as if his problem might be a hang over from the tension of the holiday when he went to bed wondering if he was going to get any sleep because of the noisy hotel.   I'm sure it'll get better, but may take a while for his body and brain to re-learn that bed is a place of peace and not stress. 

The temp got down to 3C last night and is only 3.9C now.  The sky is blue but there are some grey clouds travelling north to south across it. 

Espresso Machine for Garden

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 20:25

Chainsaw License?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 20:05
DyersEnd wrote (see)

I don't know that you need a licence but you definitely should have training.  I know people who have hurt themselves very seriously.

So do I - one chap I knew came within a couple of inches of emasculating himself  - get trained and always always always wear the right protective clothing .... please

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
Replies: 8    Views: 247
Last Post: 17/02/2017 at 14:48

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
Replies: 37    Views: 812
Last Post: Yesterday at 17:00

Another ID please

Replies: 4    Views: 393
Last Post: 04/02/2017 at 10:31

ID this flowering tree please

Replies: 2    Views: 231
Last Post: 02/02/2017 at 11:19

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things ... 
Replies: 901    Views: 21226
Last Post: Today at 01:02

When dreams come true ...

Replies: 3    Views: 312
Last Post: 30/01/2017 at 15:59

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things  
Replies: 1468    Views: 40232
Last Post: 01/02/2017 at 08:27

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

What is blooming in your garden? 
Replies: 48    Views: 1894
Last Post: 04/01/2017 at 16:35

RIP Rick Parfitt

Replies: 5    Views: 442
Last Post: 26/12/2016 at 12:31

Stolen wheelbarrow in Cornwall

Replies: 4    Views: 484
Last Post: 20/12/2016 at 10:12

Brrrrrrrrrrr! Cold night ahead

Temperatures are going to drop like a stone 
Replies: 9    Views: 542
Last Post: 28/11/2016 at 07:18

Loose brick

Do you have an easy DIY solution? 
Replies: 11    Views: 619
Last Post: 26/11/2016 at 10:46

The things gardeners get up to!

Replies: 6    Views: 465
Last Post: 24/11/2016 at 08:15

Muscari parviflorum

Does anyone know this plant? 
Replies: 1    Views: 291
Last Post: 16/11/2016 at 15:48

Anyone following the cricket?

England's tour of India 
Replies: 4    Views: 273
Last Post: 10/11/2016 at 15:17
1 to 15 of 196 threads