Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 15:31

Sausage and egg pie baked and cooling, jam tarts made with the pastry trimmngs ditto ... apple cake in the oven, but not for much longer.

Just realised I didn't have any lunch ... wondered why I felt a little light headed ... then reaslised I'd not had any breakfast other than an apple ......... am just sitting down with a big bowl of kimchi noodles 

Excuse my slurping 

What to do now

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 13:40

Start with the camera icon ... if the photo doesn't appear reducing the size usually works.

I usually let the seedheads ripen then cut them off and hang them from the fence for the birds.  They love them. 

Identify hedge

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 13:30

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 13:28

I'm not usually a 'salmon' fan either Fairy, (except for the fish) but I'm sure Hosta's lily is a wonderful delicate and tasteful shade of pink with just a hint of coral and I'll love it 

I was out in the garden picking yet more sweet peas (thank you Wonky xxx) when I felt some spots of rain so grabbed all the washing off the line and rushed indoors ... most of the washing was beautifully dry and finished but the sheets are still a trifle damp so I draped them on racks in the study ... so now the sun has come out again 

If I get the lawnmower out it'll rain again won't it?  I might as well do the baking that I was going to do tomorrow this afternoon and leave the grass until tomorrow ... at least there'll be two of us so one can mow and the other can edge if time is limited.  Just checked the forecast ... dry all day tomorrow until the evening ... that decided then. 

Any ideas what this is?

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 13:15

No ideas so far 

To post a picture start with the camera icon ... if the pic doesn't upload reducing the size usually works. 

Allotment progress.

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 12:56

Flippin 'eck Hosta ... you have been busy!!!!!  What a difference since we were there in June last year 

Need help with conifers

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 12:53

I suspect that in the past there may have been a third tree growing close to the others and preventing the growth of 'leaves' on that part of the tree.  

The third tree has been felled for some reason, revealing the bare branches of the tree that was next to it (they won't grow 'leaves' if they're deprived of sunlight because of the proximity of another tree).  

However I think they have a wonderful sculptural quality and would be perfectly happy to leave them if the rest of the tree is healthy.  

I.D Please :)

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 11:53

Keble-Martin is a wonderful resource   I've had mine for 40+ years and it's in constant use. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 11:39

The 'stiff breeze' we have here today is resulting in this garden looking more windswept than tousled ... but it is getting the washing dry 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 11:13

Hosta ... don't go overdoing it ... I love the 'slightly tousled' look in a garden  

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