Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Why does my hibiscus not flower?

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 07:03

They are hungry plants and need rich soil, a mulch of well rotted manure and some fish, blood and bone will do them good. However the most important thing for flowering is lots of sunshine so they need a really sunny spot. 

Shrub ID

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 06:55

Hi Stephanie 

Im on my phone and can't see the picture very clearly, but I think it may be a pyracantha sometimes called fire thorn.  Clusters of creamy flowers loved by bees and red/orange berries in the autumn/ winter - a useful food source for birds - loved by blackbirds thrushes and visiting waxwings. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 06:39

Good morning all  Glad you're ok Pat  We've heard about the flooding ... So sad 

Its a lovely soft spring morning  - I can hear the song thrush again 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 22:31

Berghill, they're gorgeous.

YeS we planted if just after Ma died and just before going on holiday - our kind neighbour watered it for us 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 22:23

Fell asleep on the sofa ... Now falling asleep in bed ... Sweet dreams everyone ... See you in the morning 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 19:54

Fairy ... I love broad beans ......... can I have your share please? 

Supper's over, washing up's done, feet are up and we're watching an old Doc Martin and pretending we're on the beach in Cornwall 

CYTISUS BATTANDIERI (pineapple tree)

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 19:49

One of my favourite shrubs

I knew one that was trained very successfully against a sunny fence ...... it was glorious on a sunny day to lie on the grass in that garden and enjoy the wonderful scent. 

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 19:43

Gin!  That's a good idea .......... cheers folks! 

Please help identify seedlings

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 19:38

Have you spread any home made compost on your veg patch?  I get the occasional potato 'volunteer' appear, growing from a piece of potato peel which has an eye and which hasn't rotted down properly. 

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 19:19

Goodness what a lot of chatting .......... I've been busy  sowing seeds, raking seedbeds, and watching an old Miss Marple 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Fungi ... Radio 4 9am this morning

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Hello Forkers - February 2018

A friendly place where all are welcome to chat about this and that ... 
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New Year's Day Flower Count 2018

What's flowering in your garden at New Year? 
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Merry Christmas to all

Let's join together to spread peace and goodwill ....... 
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Hello Forkers in December

A friendly place for everyone to say hello and chat about all sorts of stuff ... 
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RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

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Reasons to be cheerful

A thread of things to make us smile when the going gets tough ...  
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Fruit ID please

Picked in Spain 
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Seeking blueberry advice

Just starting out ... choosing varieties  
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Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

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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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