Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 08:22

Hello Fairy, LillyP and Chicky and the rest as they arrive 

Hope Hosta's had a good night after an evening out   

Some deadheading to be done today, and raspberries and beans to pick ... looks like there'll be some beans to go into the freezer ... but it's wet underfoot at the moment so I won't go out just yet ... another coffee to be drunk ...

The weather isn't too bad here ... the sky is clouding over a bit, but there's still sunshine ... temp last night only down to 16C which seems quite good compared to Pat at least 

Tell me if I get boring, but I'm getting very excited about going on holiday at the end of the month 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 06:37

Good morning all  G'day Pat 

Beautiful sunny morning here ... OH is getting ready to go to work ... It'll be a long day as they have a meeting after work. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 22:38

Just going to bed ... Hope everyone has a restful night .... See you in the morning 

What plant do I need?

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 19:43

I'm thinking that a row of Japanese Blood Grass - Red Baron   would look stunning in a spot like that.  I'm pretty sure it'd be fine with east facing as long as it's not too exposed, and if you can improve the clay just a bit it should be happy. 

Open Plan Gardens

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 19:32

Is you front garden big enough to use one of these?  You need them against the foxes ... 

You can show the postie where it is and explain, then if he takes a short cut it's his fault.  

What plants are these?

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 19:22

I've had a message from Richard ... he's going to tell his 8 year old grandson not to let them spread 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 16:51

It always works for OH ... there was a song ... Why Does it Always Rain on Me?  He thought it was written about him 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 16:34

OH is just setting off on his bike to pick up a couple of bottles of beer from W'rose ......... expect a downpour any minute ...

Bugs Bunny 2

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 15:30

Sounds like Onion White Rot ... info here 

Hope that helps.  

Tomato blight or some other nasty? It was all going so well :(

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 15:27

Have a look at the stems ... if there are black blotches pull the plants up and bag and bin them.  

If the stems are clear you can try removing all affected leaves ... check twice a day and snip any affected leaflets off.  

Good luck.  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

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The Virtual Café

Tried and tested recipes to use up a glut and fill the pantry shelves 
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A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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Please ID my mystery plant

I don't recognise this ...  
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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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Harvest 2017

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Two shrubs need a name please

Saved from the skip ... but what are they? 
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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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New situation ... ? 
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Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
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The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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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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Shrub ID please

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Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

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