Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 17/09/2017 at 09:55

Good morning all 

Those look amazing Liri ... my Pa always loved gladioli   He was a farmer (and therefore not a gardener) but I had my own garden border and he bought me some gladioli corms and I grew them for him.  

I do hope that Americans study their own history ... if they do there's always the chance that they'll learn something from it   The same can be said of us of course  we do seem to keep needing to re-invent the wheel, but at least we have the excuse of having more history to study 

We have bright sunshine here this morning ... a walk is planned before lunch ... we have a parcel to post so the walk will take us past the Post Office ... as the PO is inside the village pub a 'libation' may be taken ... it'd be rude not to wouldn't it?  

Delphinium what's affecting the leaves?

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 21:46

I think it needs less water and more fresh air. 

Where is it at the moment?


Posted: 16/09/2017 at 21:26

SGLs having two birthdays.... Must be royalty! 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 19:44

Think we should ask them first Rgirl


Glad you had a lovely lunch BL ... that menu looks good 

Last edited: 16 September 2017 19:45:55

Composting cat litter

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 18:01

I wouldn't want to compost the faeces of any carnivore and then use it on my garden.  I don't think it's advisable.  


Posted: 16/09/2017 at 17:07


Unusual Bug?

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 17:05

Think that one's dressed up for Strickly Fairy ... that looks like the bug equivalent of spray tan and glitter

Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 16:59

That rhino was magnificent ... I loved him ... the others spent most of their time in the wallows but he wanted to engage with his audience 

And the elephants behaved in such a natural way ... the mothers, aunts and big sisters looking after the younger ones ... if you look you can see they'd been learning how to throw the dusty soil over their heads onto their backs   Papa is a big bull called Emmett ... he was in his own paddock over the other side ... he doesn't have free access to the females when the keepers are around as it wouldn't be safe ... but he seemed perfectly content too.  

We spent all day there but didn't see half of what there is to see ... we'll have to go back 

Unusual Bug?

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 16:43

We love Shield bugs ... I've never seen one like that 


Posted: 16/09/2017 at 16:15
nutcutlet says:


Just showing linguistic superiority over the rest of us. 

 Attempting to Nut, but not succeeding ... not on this forum 

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