Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Little figs

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 19:27

This site has really helpful information about growing figs - there's also a video re pruning the fig 

Tree seems to be bleeding

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 18:59

Arbrex Seal and Heal made by Bayer is available from many outlets, including Homebase and via Amazon.  Approx £6.50 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 18:01

DD - brilliant news!!!    As for the eye - have you sneezed violently?  I once burst a tiny blood vessel in my eyelid by sneezing violently - at least that's what the GP thought it was, I did have a bad cold at the time.  It did the purple thing, then turned all colours of the rainbow, including a rather unpleasant yellow.  It's never happened again.  

Hosta - well done, but doooooooooooo continue to take great care!!! xx

Now I must cook the mackerel - see you later ........... 

Fungi on lawn

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 17:50

We had a tree felled last year - we've got very similar fungi feeding on the rotting roots underneath the lawn right now.  They'll disappear when the weather gets colder until this time next year when they'll reappear  and they'll do that every autumn until the roots are totally broken down - part of Nature's autumn glory - nothing to worry about. 

Small earth mounds on lawn

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 15:19

It sounds to me like the work of ants - they excavate tunnels under ground and carry individual grains of soil up to the surface and leave it in a small mound. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 14:10

Hello all  I'm back from the city having travelled in looking decidedly shaggy and returned with a much sleeker hairdo - fortunately it rained before I got to the salon and not when I left  

I picked up a large and very fresh mackerel from the market fish stall and some good-looking shin of beef from the butcher plus some lovely plums from one of the green-grocer stalls, and some mascara from Boots the Chemist. Now I'm home with some M&S sushi for lunch - it's wet and drippy out there so I shall spend the afternoon knitting before spicing and pan-frying the mackerel and serving it with some red rice and quinoa and tenderstem broccoli. 

If anyone wishes to join me on the sofa they're very welcome - the kettle is on ... 

Bressingham Gardens autumn colour

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 09:45

This article gives an interesting insight into the way Adrian Bloom uses plants 

Bressingham Gardens autumn colour

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 08:14

Pretty sure that's Imperator Red Baron  Adrian Bloom has planted it like a river running through a very large bed from one edge to another. It looks fantastic 

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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 08:01

Morning Fairy, Joyce et al 

Gorgeous photo 

I quite like thunderstorms  But not this morning please. I have to go into the city to get my hair cut - don't want to come back a drowned rat 

Last edited: 10 October 2016 08:01:52

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 07:24

Goodness me! Happy anniversary Mr & Mrs Fidget 

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