Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 10/08/2016 at 18:06

I love caves too - have visited some splendid ones in the Belgian Ardennes, also caves in the Peak District, Devon and other places.

I had a lovely day catching up with son - seafood lunch on the sunny beach at Aldeburgh - now flolopped on the sofa with OH in front of the 'lympics waiting for his bike to be delivered back from the menders - then it's meatballs in a tomato and squash sauce with pasta.  

Foxglove seedlings

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 17:55

They have their first two little 'leaves' at the moment - they're not true leaves, they're 'seed leaves' or cotyledons.

They will start to grow 'proper' leaves soon - I don't prick seedlings out until they have at least two (and usually four or more) proper leaves - this proves they've got a decent root system going on under g round. 

If you want to know more about 'pricking out' have a look at this video 

Hope that helps 


Posted: 10/08/2016 at 10:06

Right, I'm off ... see you later folks ... have a good day all 


Posted: 10/08/2016 at 09:45

Lily P - sounds like separation anxiety - leaving the radio on a 'voice' station used to work for our lab who panicked when the children and I weren't around.  

If that doesn't work it might be worth rigging up a recording of your voice triggered by a motion sensor - if he hears your voice when he gets agitated that might do it.  Technology is so cheap nowadays it ought to be easy for some techy person to rig up. 

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Posted: 10/08/2016 at 09:39

Did you hear on the news that Facebook is going to circumvent Adblockers?

Planted too many plants!

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 08:11

It'll all look better when the plants get settled. Give it a bit of time 


Posted: 10/08/2016 at 08:08

Good morning all 

Its just started drizzling here In Norfolk. Sky still looks bright tho. 

Am driving down to Suffolk later today to visit son - wonder if he'd like some pattypans 


Posted: 09/08/2016 at 22:56

Glad to hear Mr Toad is on the open road again ... Parp parp! 

Time for bed! said Zebedee. 


Posted: 09/08/2016 at 19:50

It has its moments Topbird    but there are also times when all looks grey, muddy and tangled and I wonder why I bother ... then the snowdrops appear 

Sweet Rocket

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 19:45

The original plant in this garden has been here for five years - it grows, it spreads and it seeds. 

I cut it back to about 8" tall when it stops flowering.  I put the bits I cut off into the compost bin and a year later I get seedlings wherever I spread the compost - especially in the veg patch. 

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