Dovefromabove


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Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 28/06/2017 at 07:14

Wonderful wonderful wonderful !!!


Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 22:41

Joyce ((hugs)) thinking of you both. 


wishing us all a peaceful night 

Identify this plant please

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 22:30

Alchemilla mollis known as Lady's Mantle. A useful ground cover/ in fill plant for semi shade. Useful in flower arranging. Leaves look gorgeous covered with raindrops after a shower. 

lupin invasion

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 19:35

Well, given that the British Isles were physically part of the European mainland until relatively recently, geologically speaking, and plants, animals, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and human beings spread here just as they spread across the rest of Europe from Africa and Asia ... natural purity of Englishness?  Natural purity? .... poppycock!


You may think that Poppycock is a quaint Old English term of derision ....... but it's actually a Dutch term meaning 'soft poo' .... you see, not all is as it seems. Most of what appears to be English is as much a mongrel as the Heinz 57 mutt at the dogs home.  Even our language ... especially our language. 


Weren't you growing Alyssum?   Afraid that's native to  Mediterranean areas too.  


A plant that's been here since the year dot?    Horsetail ... Equisetum arvense . but beware of what you wish for 

Last edited: 27 June 2017 19:39:27

Can you identify this climber?

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 18:16

That looks more like Black Bryony than Ipomoea to me ...

lupin invasion

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 14:34

Lupins may not be UK natives, but some have become naturalised and are not invasive here.


The Russell lupin is certainly an almost essential constituent of a traditional English cottage garden.  

What is eating my courgettes?

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 13:18

Slugs can do deep burrowing holes ... just ask a potato farmer!


https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=slug+holes+in+potatoes&rlz=1C1PRFC_enGB734GB735&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiNorLxgN7UAhVsKsAKHQ3oDOgQ_AUICigB&biw=1366&bih=613 


So can wireworms .... but I don't know whether they like courgettes ... 

Last edited: 27 June 2017 13:20:42

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 13:14

Well, we had a flash of lightning and a thunderclap about half an hour ago so OH and I got the washing in ... then there was nothing until just now, when some very fine rain started ... and now more rumbles from above ... 

Flowers in November

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 13:02

There are some hardy chrysanthemums that flower in late October/November


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/3339251/On-the-spot-the-best-late-flowering-chrysanthemums.html 

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