Latest posts by Dovefromabove

foxes and pond planting

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 14:22

Foxes eat slugs and worms as well as rabbits and rats etc  ... just the sort of creature you'd find under the hessian around a pond ... I would try to discourage them ... the family should naturally be breaking up now and moving on to establish their own territories.  Feeding them will stop this natural event occurring and can cause problems such as over-population and consequent disease.  

Grape vine identification

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 12:39

Boskoop Glory is also frequently grown outside in the UK and also has pips.  The leaves also have very good autumn colour.

I wouldn't be worrying about the variety ... I'd just make the wine ... the sweetness and therefore the amount of additional sugar needed varies from season to season as well as variety.  

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 11:23

Hello to all

Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Chicky   Great pics 

Have a lovey day Wonky ... give my love to or say 'Hi' to folks, as appropriate   Tell Doorak I'll be delivering his new blanket next week some time.  

Business Opportunity

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 08:58

He's been selling successfully for a while now?   So he has a business ... Businesses pay for their advertising ... See T&Cs below 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 08:48

Have a really lovely birthday Fairy ((hugs)) 

Cordoned fruit trees for privacy

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 08:38

I have an espaliered pear as a 'fence' between the dining area on the terrace and our fruit and veg patch. In summer it provides quite a bit of 'cover' as the new growth isn't pruned until late summer, and even after that it still provides a reasonable 'barrier' between the two areas. I'd go for it.  We grow Concorde ...  Delicious. 

Plant id please and plant id apps

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 08:05

I'm with Nut and Hosta ... Looks like a Cistus to me. 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 20:01

It is a lovely little train journey isn't it ... and so civilised 

I hope  they don't divide it up into lots of small spaces too often ... one of my gripes about Tate Stives as it was is that it was a bit claustrophobic ...  which is a shame when there's so much light around 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 19:31

Hosta ... thanks for those photos ... the Hepworth garden is such a special place ... I always want to lock everyone else out so that we can have it to ourselves. 

Interesting to see some of the changes at the Tate ... fabulous new gallery ... looking forward to seeing how they're going to use that space 

I kept looking for you on the Harbour Webcam ... thought we might see you two walking past ... you must've snuck around the back way   

You made good time ... but it is much quicker going via Lelant rather than driving the last wriggly bit.  

Great plants ... look forward to seeing them 

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Fruit ID please

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A new snake in the UK!!!

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Two shrubs need a name please

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New situation ... ? 
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Wildlife online ... interesting website

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