Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Toad (?) in border

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 11:59

If you've found a toad in your garden it's likely that you've already provided the right habitat - and yours may well travel from your front garden to the back - ours do.  Lots of ground-cover and some slightly curved rooftiles underneath an overhanging plant in a dark damp corner seem to be what keeps ours happy 

Strictly is back!

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 11:55

For anyone thinking that a middle class privileged upbringing and success as a pop star will have cushioned Will Young from some of the traumas that life can throw at you, perhaps this may enlighten you - if you can bear to read it 

I applaud Will Young for taking the brave step to recognise his own frailty and take steps to protect himself.  

Last edited: 14 October 2016 11:55:40

Strictly is back!

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 11:47

Runnybeak ((hugs)) so sorry to hear that your son is finding things difficult - there are members of my own family who struggle.  I hope that things improve for him soon.

I don't think Obelixx meant the comment as a put down - I think she meant that the choreography  and performance were so great that it doesn't matter (i.e. who cares?) if some of it was 'borrowed' from the film.  

Anyway, Picasso once said something along the lines of 'Good artists copy, great artists steal' - meaning that if you're a great artist you can take something that someone else has done and give it your own interpretation and put your own stamp on it and make it your own.  I think it's acknowledged that is what Joanne's choreography did on Saturday night.  

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 10:12
Hostafan1 says:

... I'm one Brit who believed none of the 350m/ TB / WMD , but I'm accused, by some, of being cynical. Better than being gullible IMHO. ...

See original post

 And I'm another 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 09:55
Hostafan1 says:

Just been up to the tunnels. 4.1C was last night's minimum. Coldest this season so far. 

I HATE BEING COLD. Have I mentioned that before?

Suddenly this week ,the hostas have taken on their Autumnal orangey colouring. I think I need to make room in polytunnel for the  tenders to snuggle up for the winter. No idea how I'm going to fit everything in this winter.

See original post

 At least you have polytunnels   I have a canna and some begonias to house  

Wonky is going to have the dahlias in her shed. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 09:53

Unfortunately Trump does exactly what Hitler did - he gives no facts, has no policies, but appeals to people's fears and whips up their emotions.  

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 08:43

That's the one Hosta. 

Strictly is back!

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 08:35

Im surprised and disappointed to find that someone with acknowledged emotional/mental health difficulties has been told to 'snap out of it' and called narcissistic and other unkind things on this thread.

That is not only unkind to the person concerned but could be felt to be bullying and damaging to others who have anxiety, depression, PTSD and other mental health issues, of whom we have several amongst us. 

I'm really saddened by this 

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Plant ID please

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 08:24

Philippa if you're looking for a good yellow kniphofia, take a look at K. Percy's Pride. Pic of it on my Bressingham thread of sunday/Monday this week. Gorgeous plant. 

Free soil

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 08:15

I've asked the Mods to remove location and personal contact details as the poster won't be able to edit their posts. 

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ID please

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