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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 09:46

I remember, a long time ago helping my ex (a builder) to unload concrete lintels at a site on a USAF housing complex - I was dressed for a cold day in overalls, thick jacket and a woolly hat and gloves - a US Airman stood and watched me for a while, then strolled over and started talking to my hub - I continued to unload the truck - the hub then said something to me and I replied - when he heard my voice the airman jumped around looking appalled, called me Ma'am and tried to prevent me from lifting any more lintels, saying that he'd not realised that I 'was a lady' !!! 

Avocado pit

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 09:38

If you're growing it as a houseplant it's important to pinch out the growing tip, otherwise it'll just keep growing up and up - this video shows you how 

WHAT have I just found ?!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 09:27


Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 09:27

Clari - Luvvit!!! 


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 09:24

Morning Verdun and anyone else I've missed 

I don't know Geranium Pink Spice and google can't find it 

I need hugs too....

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 08:19

((hugs)) for Lily 


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 08:16

Although the thornless varieties seem a good idea, I've found the ones with thorns have a better flavour.  Reuben is particularly good in my opinion. 

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 08:04

Snap Nut - sometimes the option of getting wet is preferable to sweltering in waterproof clothing.

Maybe I should pack a beach towel 


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 07:59

Morning Panda 

Can't help it - I wake at some time between 5 and 6am, usually nearer 5, and can't get back to sleep 

If I was planting agapanthus into a bed, I'd put it in a pot and sink the pot in the bed - but I know there are other opinions. 

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 07:52

Just thought I'd mention, the Met Office is suggesting that we may get a thundery shower on Saturday - bring your macintosh and galoshes or be prepared to get wet 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46


How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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