Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Dead grass

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 07:56

That looks typical of grass scorched by a bitch's urine. Initially it burns and kills a patch of grass, but after a while the high nitrogen content of the urine increases the lushness of the grass surrounding the dead patch. 

Do you have a bitch or does one visit your garden? 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 07:31

Good morning all  I was totally kn*ckered last night ... no idea why ... Slept on sofa from about 8 and went to bed at 9 and slept through until now!!!  Think I'm sleeping for Hosta as well as myself! 

It's a lovely morning ... Blue sky and sunshine ... Apparently we've got a warm spell coming up ... OH has promised to help me sort the veg patch out for the winter  as he won't be working Sun/Mon/tues... Take the bean canes down and clear the pots of toms and cukes etc

clari ... I think work in the voluntary sector is often frustrating ... Before I worked for Children's Services I worked for a series of charities ... One had a dynamic and charismatic young head and was run in quite a professional manner - the less said about the pervading ethos of the others the better   However , once I got used to the way things happened there I found ways of improving things, encouraging a more professional approach from those who quite often didn't have a professional bone in their body. Softly softly catchee monkey.  (( hugs))

Last edited: 22 September 2017 07:33:19

East facing border for pear trees?

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 21:50

I have an espalier Concorde pear in a sheltered East facing position and it's doing very well. 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 12:00

Love the taxi driver 

That's enough h*sewk for today .... 'sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof' 

Have a good journey BL 

Last edited: 21 September 2017 12:01:49

Garden Sleepers

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 09:09

Ours were fixed in the same way as KT53's ... that was some five years ago and we've not had any problems. 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 07:46

Morning Chicky 

Hope you find your father happy and feeling much improved. 

Today willbe mostly doing h*sewk ... Supper will be some gorgeous local lamb chops, crunchy roasted Charlotte potates and runner beans with homemade mint jelly 

Garden visits - Asphodèle group, Vendée

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 06:54

I think most of it works really well ... such things often leave me cold as they're too quirky, but I think these really fit into the jungle theme without making if look like a fairground

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 06:39

Good morning all  G'day Pat  Love that picture 

Early start today as OH will be at the farm shop ... 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 18:56

I'd pan fry and spoon some lovely nutty melted butter over it to finish 

Inspiration for bare bank

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 18:54

I'm wondering about Cytisus scoparius, aka Scotch Broom ... I'm pretty sure deer tend to leave it alone.  It comes in some orangey red colours as well as the more usual yellow.  

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