Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Bare root roses

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 15:30

I wouldn't - I'd find a bigger pot somehow, or use a binbag full of compost, or even a cardboard box. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 12:23

Not sure how it got there - hasn't appeared just there before and it's not one I planted, but look what I found!

Its our first this year!!!

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 12:12

If it drains away fairly quickly, as is likely this time, the damage from the salt isn't too bad.  However a big problem can arise when the salt water flooding combines with heavy rainfall which prevents the flooded areas draining properly and the salt water sits on the land. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 11:45

Thankfully the wind wasn't as strong as it could have been so the storm surge wasn't too high and people's homes seem to have escaped - however  Wells car park was flooded, and as I expected the Harbour Inn down at Southwold Harbour was under water - but they're used to that ... _1_4849244

I expect farmland was flooded too - my brother lives and farms in the area shown in red here

He should know pretty soon what's going to happen ... the problem with flooding caused by a storm surge is that the  farm land is covered with salt water ... and we all know what that does to the soil

Last edited: 14 January 2017 11:46:08

Outdoor vase + soil on plants

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 11:37

Have a look at some of the demonstrations etc on this link

It'll give you the information you need. 

Good luck and welcome to gardening

Big garden bird watch 2017

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 10:24

They won't be ravens - not in Essex - does your neighbour mean jackdaws, or rooks maybe?

Greenhouse window

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 08:02

I would say yes - lack of ventilation will lead to problems. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 07:59

Good morning Hosta 

Nice pressie for tenant when you get back? 

Hope political situation stays calm. We avoid these problems by holidaying in the West Country 

What's that on my basil

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 07:41

Thought so! 

Now you can grow on lots of basil plants for the coming summer. 

Thanks for letting us know. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
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Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
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Last Post: 23/02/2017 at 10:39

Another ID please

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Last Post: 04/02/2017 at 10:31

ID this flowering tree please

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Last Post: 02/02/2017 at 11:19

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things ... 
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When dreams come true ...

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Last Post: 30/01/2017 at 15:59

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things  
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Last Post: 01/02/2017 at 08:27

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

What is blooming in your garden? 
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Last Post: 04/01/2017 at 16:35

RIP Rick Parfitt

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Last Post: 26/12/2016 at 12:31

Stolen wheelbarrow in Cornwall

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Last Post: 20/12/2016 at 10:12

Brrrrrrrrrrr! Cold night ahead

Temperatures are going to drop like a stone 
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Last Post: 28/11/2016 at 07:18

Loose brick

Do you have an easy DIY solution? 
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Last Post: 26/11/2016 at 10:46

The things gardeners get up to!

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Last Post: 24/11/2016 at 08:15

Muscari parviflorum

Does anyone know this plant? 
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Last Post: 16/11/2016 at 15:48

Anyone following the cricket?

England's tour of India 
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