Latest posts by Dovefromabove

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  

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 12:09

Fig has been repotted 

Next time it'll need a bigger container !

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 11:16

Back home from GC with three bags of JI No 3, and a big bag of hort. grit which is what I went for.  Somehow I have also acquired a yellow speckled hellebore and a pair of Fiskars secateurs - thank heavens for birthday gift vouchers

Couldn't find a Mahonia aquifolium anywhere ...

Last edited: 21 February 2017 11:17:33

What to plant in shade under trees?

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 09:44

Morning Craig - good to hear how you're getting on - we had a similar patch which we now call 'the Wilderness'.  It has lamium, vinca, iris foetidissima, snowdrops, narcissus pseudonarcissus (the wild daffodils)  ferns (ones that are ok in dry soil) primula vulgaris, cyclamen coum and hellebores, and I'm planning on mahonia aquifolium towards the back of the area.  They all appear to be happy and thriving, as long as I don't let it dry out too much in dry spells during the summer.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Seeking blueberry advice

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Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

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The Virtual Café

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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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Harvest 2017

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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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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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