Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 03/06/2015 at 07:08

Good morning all   Yes!!!!!!  Wall to wall sunshine here too Chicky and the overnight temp only dropped to 10.8C  No wonder I had to take a layer off the duvet in the night!

Bird ID

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 07:00

We've got a group of juveniles (plain browny-grey) with some adults that nested in the neighbours' roof; now they're hanging around, roosting in the trees and hedgerows around our garden and taking the fat pellets and mealworms from the bird feeders.  Noisy but fascinating - they make so many different noises, clicks and whistles.  In the autumn they'll leave our gardens and join the huge flocks that roost in reedbeds etc, and perform those amazing murmurations in the sky.

Edd, stop trying to frighten people you know perfectly well that they'll not harm Baza's newly planted crops - they're great for gardens as they eat leatherjackets etc

Calling all Caterpillar experts . . .

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 06:51

Some caterpillars need to burrow into the soil before pupating - perhaps this was why your caterpillar was on the sidewalk - as children when we had a caterpillar ready to pupate we always put them in a container with  several inches of slightly moist soil in the bottom.

As the Tiger Swallowtail is a North American species I take it that you're not in the UK


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 19:59

Now to see what this wild weather has been doing down on Minsmere - time for Springwatch folks!

On-line purchases

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 19:54

Woottens do have images on their plantlist , but it does look as if their website is having some work odne on it at the moment as there are more blanks than usual for some plants.


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 19:42

Jo - great minds .... and fools, so they say   I love lambs lettuce - my favourite salad leaf


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 18:46

Sweet Woodruff - a German friend makes Maibowle every spring


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 18:42

Oooh poor grandaughter Yvie - my firstborn used to get a lot of ear infections when he was little - horrid

Supper's nearly ready - OH has chicken breast, I have a small piece of sirloin steak, and we both have mushrooms, asparagus and lamb's lettuce with half a jacket potato each.

Chicky - I'm afraid I'm another one with Pollyanna tendencies - ask Wonky

Anyone have damage from last night's tulmultous weather?

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 17:41

It's stopped raining but seems to be getting windier here - the branches of the ash trees are waving around alarmingly and I've just been out to rescue some potted plants that were rolling around.  19.5C outside but I'm feeling really chilly and I've put the heating on for a little while


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 14:17

We all started somewhere, and we're all still learning - welcome aboard

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