Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 19:35
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

.... Dove, Lyn's right. We can always tell the outsiders from the locals. Locals never wash their cars in these parts. We're surrounded by farms and half the traffic is tractors, great big muddy tractors.

The car always gets a wash and brush up for holidays - the last one was two years ago


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 18:58

Awww!  OH has just come back from Waitrose with some fresh cobnuts

protecting cherry trees

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 18:49

I'd put the pot up on feet or bricks to ensure good drainage over the winter, and bubble wrap the pot so that the soil and roots don't get frozen. 

The tree itself should be fine, but when it blossoms in the spring you might need to fleece it at night if it's frosty.


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 18:45

KEF - love MASH - bought OH the complete boxed set for his birthday - still working our way through it - he says it's the best present he's ever had.

Heating is on - it'll help dry some jeans as well as keep us warm.


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 18:08

I'm thinking about it Clari ... and it was quite mild earlier

Corn on the cob

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 17:50

Jane, try watching Gardener's World on BBC 2 on Friday evenings

and Beechgrove which is on BBC 2 around 8am on Sundays

you'll soon get the idea


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 17:25



Posted: 14/09/2015 at 17:24

Sun just peeking through here too

Hope they get that knee sorted soon Hosta - shame about the holiday

OH is cooking a curry for supper ...

Can you identify this plant?

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 15:51

I think you should get some fake flowers, stick them on, take a photo and send it to the present giver, to let them know the recipient has been taking good care of the plant


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 15:49

Hello folks - we're back - all shopping tasks achieved with the help of a good lunch and a white wine spritzer in Carluccio's   Car is also spick and span and gleaming inside and out.

This morning the RAF college band was parading outside the City Hall for Battle of Britain Day - we stood and watched in the pouring rain, thinking of Pa ...

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

ID please

Replies: 8    Views: 222
Last Post: 20/08/2016 at 10:39

Hosta! Where's Hosta?

Look at the canna you gave us! 
Replies: 5    Views: 216
Last Post: 13/08/2016 at 18:02

Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Moving them about ... two questions ...  
Replies: 4    Views: 204
Last Post: 12/08/2016 at 11:24


A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
Replies: 1174    Views: 29811
Last Post: Today at 22:28

Gardener's Garters

Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
Replies: 26    Views: 798
Last Post: 13/07/2016 at 14:17

Blight resistant tomatoes

Replies: 5    Views: 405
Last Post: 18/07/2016 at 11:35

Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
Replies: 13    Views: 594
Last Post: 19/06/2016 at 18:14

ID please

Replies: 4    Views: 347
Last Post: 12/06/2016 at 14:22

A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
Replies: 7    Views: 428
Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 19:01

Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

Replies: 5    Views: 416
Last Post: 14/05/2016 at 17:14

Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

Replies: 5    Views: 420
Last Post: 07/05/2016 at 16:05

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
Replies: 1936    Views: 64406
Last Post: 01/06/2016 at 09:23

Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
Replies: 25    Views: 1163
Last Post: 23/04/2016 at 15:42

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
Replies: 7    Views: 419
Last Post: 17/04/2016 at 12:49

Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
Replies: 59    Views: 2528
Last Post: 15/05/2016 at 20:59
1 to 15 of 175 threads