Dovefromabove


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Wasps

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 08:09

Is Jerome a professional 'wasp exterminator' I wonder - he seems to be kept very busy with wasps' nests ...... or maybe he just has a large acreage ....... 


I was at a very rural café the other day and saw that they had a Waspinator hanging by the kitchen door - apparently it works really well and they get very few wasps in that area of the garden or in the cafe and kitchen.  Keeping wasps at bay without harming them - sounds perfect.  

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 08:01

Good morning all   


Another beautiful start to the day here in Norfolk - bright blue sky and sunshine, but with a good breeze (that'll  get yesterday's tablecloth, napkins etc nice and dry - is anyone getting the i**n out later - I can chuck my little pile over )


We had a really lovely day with our visitors yesterday - 31C inn the shade - we started off sitting by the pond with Campari & sodas while the frogs croaked at us, then lunch on the terrace (Fennel Gazpacho, Chicken Basque, Pavlova with a gooseberry and elderflower cream filling, and of course lots of cheese and wine/beer (and Crabbies etc for the driver) ....... OH did all the washing up and clearing away - now I've only got to sort the best cutlery from the everyday and put it away, and normality will be restored 


The only hiccup was when they arrived ... I was out in the garden on the lounger - I heard their car pull up and sat up, only to find the 'hinge' of the lounger had grabbed the edge of my kaftan and I was fully secured!  I couldn't get out of my chair!!!  Neither could I lean back again to open up the hinge as I couldn't move my arm ......... I had to wait for my friend to walk into the garden, roar with laughter at my predicament and eventually tip me backwards and set me free  

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 23:01

Great day, lovely company who enjoyed the food, wine and the garden. Lots and lots of chatting and now  I'm  So I'll read back in the morning   Sweet dreams everyone  zzzzzzzzzz

Crataegus monogyna not flowering

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 09:48

It's a little young as yet - it's a native species and unimproved/unselected for early flowering.   After all, flowering is about reproduction and it's usual for most things to wait until a degree of maturity has been achieved.  


Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 09:24

It'd take more than that to make me spill my coffee GD!  I'm used to hanging on to that for dear life 


http://www.discoverwildlife.com/animals/can-frogs-scream 


Camera Talk

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 08:24

How can that be Fairy? I'm only 27 

Camera Talk

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 08:14

It's one of those plant names that sticks in my brain - wish more of them did - especially the ones I've planted more recently 

Have my Potato got blight ?

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 07:55

Warm and wet - perfect blight weather 


Glad your potatoes are ok though 

Camera Talk

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 07:50

Bog Asphodel I think - Narthecium ossifragum - likes living on acid moors. 

Last edited: 24 July 2016 07:51:10

Big Fat Hen.............how embarassing!

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 07:44

LOL!!!


That's certainly one of the Biggest Fat Hens I've ever seen - it would give my late Pa a giggle - we spent many many hours/days/weeks even, hoeing Fat Hen seedlings out of the sugar beet fields when I was much younger.


Good luck with the begonias next year and let us know how you get on - maybe some progress reports with photos so we can spot any alien intruders at an early stage! 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Wot izzit?

Plant ID please 
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ID please

Rudbeckia??? 
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Hosta! Where's Hosta?

Look at the canna you gave us! 
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Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Moving them about ... two questions ...  
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HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
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Gardener's Garters

Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
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Blight resistant tomatoes

 
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Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
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ID please

 
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A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

 
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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

 
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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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