Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Cyprus Totem Browning

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 13:30

Sadly most conifers, including cypress, will not regrow new greenery once an area has turned brown. 


Posted: 30/08/2017 at 13:22

And if you have some under ripe pears, try this ... wonderful with cold cuts at Christmas, or given as presents 

Delete Post And Other Issues

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 13:19

I know, I like to think I'm quite thick skinned, but I have been quite shaken by some stuff I've received ...  ... enough for my OH to suggest that I took a break from the forum ... however that would be letting them win ... and Daniel and Nora have been really understanding and professional and dealt with the problem when I reported it and forwarded stuff to them.  I think the safeguards they've put in place work, even if they make some things a bit more awkward than they used to be. 

And most of the time most of the people on here are just lovely 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 12:43

Too right Fairy!

Delete Post And Other Issues

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 12:41

B3 ... don't think the tic tac beetle (which was a funny joke ) compares in any way with the wumming that we've had here in the past ... some have had to put up with real unpleasantness for no reason other than someone has 'taken agin them' or seen them as an easy target.   I think I'm right in saying that police were involved in one instance, 

Delete Post And Other Issues

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 12:19

WUM = Wind Up Merchant ... someone whose intention it is to cause trouble on a forum by winding other posters up

Flamer = someone who intentionally inflames arguments in a forum

Trolls = unpleasant forum posters who target individuals 

and then of course, we had some Sock Puppets too  (posters who create multiple identities or pretend to be other posters in order to cause trouble on a forum)

Delete Post And Other Issues

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 12:08

Back in the days when there was more access to the edit facility, there were some  people who used it to cause mayhem, posting unpleasant stuff, sometimes really really unpleasant stuff, upsetting people.  

Then when they were reported to the Mods it would be found that they'd edited their post and replaced it with something  innocuous and claimed that other people were bullying them etc.

It's a shame that the edit facility has to be limited in this way, and that it shows when we've used it, but it's to protect us all from Flamers, Wums and Trolls. 

Last edited: 30 August 2017 12:09:27

Ruby Chard or Beetroot

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 11:00

Raisingirl   ... I went to a traditional Pitmans college on leaving school a very long time ago (pre computer of course)  ... when I returned to work after raising the family and doing stuff at home for years I did a refresher course to get good office IT skills ... my typing speed was too fast for the teaching programmes .... it caused much amusement because I had to slow down in order to pass the modules and get the certificates 

Last edited: 30 August 2017 11:00:40

Unidentified invasive weed

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 10:37

Your earlier post had a reply ... perhaps you didn't see it 

Ruby Chard or Beetroot

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 10:34

I think the ones on the left look most like Ruby Chard ... but they both need similar growing conditions and you can eat the leaves of both so no real problem ........... you'll know which ones are  beetroot eventually when the roots swell 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Fruit ID please

Picked in Spain 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 15:51

Seeking blueberry advice

Just starting out ... choosing varieties  
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Last Post: 25/09/2017 at 21:13

Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

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Last Post: 16/09/2017 at 17:48

The Virtual Café

Tried and tested recipes to use up a glut and fill the pantry shelves 
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Last Post: 22/08/2017 at 17:16

A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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Last Post: 07/08/2017 at 22:38

Please ID my mystery plant

I don't recognise this ...  
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Last Post: 03/08/2017 at 14:55

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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Last Post: 31/08/2017 at 23:47

Harvest 2017

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Last Post: 13/10/2017 at 21:16

Two shrubs need a name please

Saved from the skip ... but what are they? 
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Last Post: 16/07/2017 at 16:16

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Last Post: 01/08/2017 at 05:26


New situation ... ? 
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Last Post: 01/07/2017 at 10:29

Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2017 at 14:03

The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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Last Post: 08/06/2017 at 13:17

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Last Post: 01/07/2017 at 09:34

Shrub ID please

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Last Post: 30/05/2017 at 21:11
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