Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 13/07/2016 at 07:29

Good morning all 

Overcast here at the moment but the sun is making a brave effort - the rain is expected later this afternoon ... apparently. 

Pat, I've got the brighter of the two green yarns. 

The plan for today involves a bit of gardening, then tennis. After lunch it will depend on the weather as to whether I finish sewing up the last sweater and start the knew one, or do more gardening.

Supper will be pan fried lambs liver with red onion marmalade, new potatoes and spring cabbage.

Pat, we enjoy eating offal and love stuffed ox heart - my butcher explained the reason for the heart to be cut open and examined and it did seem sensible - I still stuff the heart with sage and onion and sew it up. Ma used to call it Mock Goose. 

Last edited: 13 July 2016 07:31:27

What's eating my beetroot, Swiss chard & pea seedlings??

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 21:22

For the first year ever on this garden we're losing lots of seedlings to slugs. We've ordered nematodes and the arrived this afternoon. They'll be applied this week 


Posted: 12/07/2016 at 18:52

Supper's over, OH is washing up - I was looking forward to starting the new knitting project but whast with starting my day at 4am this morning, and having just had a large glass of something white and chilled, I'm feeling very 

See you in the morning folks - sweet dreams 

What's wrong with my new clematis?

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 17:26

It's not a clematis I know, but this says that it flowers in May and June, so it's probably done it's bit for this year 


Posted: 12/07/2016 at 15:38

Hello   I'm back from shopping and the dental hygienist.  I've got some lovely new yarn for a sweater .

OH has got the washing in thank goodness - the sky has gone dark and they're moving that heavy furniture around upstairs again  

New gardener needs your help

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 13:31

My guess is sycamore leaf galls. 


Posted: 12/07/2016 at 10:15

Morning all   Glad you're all up and at'em now   Morning Bushman ((hugs)) for the poorly foot.

Fairy ,  I***ing done - until the next line full is dry (and I'll only do my linen shirt from that lot, not everything) and downstairs floors have been swept and the kitchen floor washed, cucumbers potted on and the first one eaten (mini patio type - delish for breakfast ) , birds fed, frogs greeted, more washing on line ........ what else?  Ah yes, cosmos deadheaded  and pots all watered.  

Now I'll have another coffee and get on with sewing up the latest knitting ... I'll be buying more wool when I go into the city to the dentist (hygienist).  Hope Hosta's out of the dentist's chair now 

Charlotte Potatoes

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 10:03

I think it may be due to the wet growing conditions we've had this year.  Try steaming them.  

Weed identification....

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 10:00

Hi mjtcampion 

Afraid that's horsetail - more info here

Please sign the petition

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 09:08

  I'm in East Anglia and I'm not moaning really (sorry) ... it's warm so things are growing, and we're getting a bit more rain than usual so I'm not having to use the hose as the waterbutts are continually being topped up ... we've got more slugs than usual   but the nematodes are arriving today ......... 

And I got loads of washing dry yesterday 

Last edited: 12 July 2016 09:09:48

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Wot izzit?

Plant ID please 
Replies: 3    Views: 40
Last Post: Today at 11:53

ID please

Replies: 8    Views: 236
Last Post: 20/08/2016 at 10:39

Hosta! Where's Hosta?

Look at the canna you gave us! 
Replies: 5    Views: 232
Last Post: 13/08/2016 at 18:02

Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Moving them about ... two questions ...  
Replies: 4    Views: 217
Last Post: 12/08/2016 at 11:24


A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
Replies: 1433    Views: 36185
Last Post: Today at 11:21

Gardener's Garters

Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
Replies: 26    Views: 821
Last Post: 13/07/2016 at 14:17

Blight resistant tomatoes

Replies: 5    Views: 412
Last Post: 18/07/2016 at 11:35

Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
Replies: 13    Views: 601
Last Post: 19/06/2016 at 18:14

ID please

Replies: 4    Views: 356
Last Post: 12/06/2016 at 14:22

A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
Replies: 7    Views: 435
Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 19:01

Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

Replies: 5    Views: 420
Last Post: 14/05/2016 at 17:14

Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

Replies: 5    Views: 425
Last Post: 07/05/2016 at 16:05

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
Replies: 1936    Views: 64621
Last Post: 01/06/2016 at 09:23

Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
Replies: 25    Views: 1174
Last Post: 23/04/2016 at 15:42

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
Replies: 7    Views: 426
Last Post: 17/04/2016 at 12:49
1 to 15 of 176 threads