Latest posts by Dovefromabove

How to get rid of invasive alstroemeria?

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 07:05

The organic way is to dig it up. I'd do it in the autumn when the soil is damp so you can follow the roots through the soil and try to get every bit. 

in the spring dig out the bits that you've missed as soon as you see them shooting, so they don't get the chance to establish. 

HELP.. I've upset my Monstera

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 07:00

The usual thing is to give them a mossy pole and peg the plant to it for support. You can usually get what you need from a florist or online florists' suppliers. 

Rudbeckia Pest

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 06:56

I think that looks like weather damage. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 06:22

Wot?! No one awake ... I've been out walking in the dewy grass in my bare feet while waiting for the kettle to boil ... Now I'm back in bed warming my toes up. It's another beautiful morning ... Looks like we're getting the best of it today ... Sorry Hosta 

Standard Blueberry bush / tree

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 06:15

The strength of the 'trunk' needn't be a problem as it could be supported with canes as is done with fuchsia standards. 

Why not take some cuttings and grow your own and see how it turns out?  I'd follow the procedure for fuchsia standards. 

The Thing

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 06:05

its the chrysalis of a moth or butterfly pupating Ito the adult form. 

Popping a chrysalis into a jar often results in nothing more than a desiccated corpse as it's difficult to maintain the right level of humidity and without knowing the species we don't know whether the adult will emerge this year or next.

Nature is usually best left alone if at all possible as it usually knows best how its needs should be met. 


Posted: 14/08/2017 at 05:53

It's a begonia. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 22:41


The athletics were marvellous!!!  With all the plaudits that are being handed out can I just put in a vote for the sound engineers/communications team .... They did us proud 

Now Zebedee is announcing "It's time for bed" ... 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 19:45

Hello folks ... not ignoring you .... honest .... just watching the last night of the athletics ......... son is in the stadium watching, lucky thing (that is, if he's found somewhere to park his car!!!).

Have a good evening everyone ....... 

Potatoes in pots completely failed

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 19:41

You sy there  were 'lots of small chunks of potato' ............. can you tell us more please ... 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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

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Two shrubs need a name please

Saved from the skip ... but what are they? 
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New situation ... ? 
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Wildlife online ... interesting website

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The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

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Shrub ID please

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Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

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