Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 07:26

Well, given that according to Russian ex DIL most Latvians, Estonians and Lithuanians are really Russians who didn't move back after the break up of the USSR, I think you can say that you beat the Russians

Certainly in my experience of working with parents from those countries, most of them preferred Russian interpreters/translations of documents rather than Latvian/Estonian/Lithuanian .


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 07:11

Sounds good


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 07:06

You soppy thing ((hugs)) ... just so glad you're both ok ((hugs)). 

I said you'd be better off up here at Gt Yarmouth didn't I?  

I know what's happened will change things there, but hope you can still have a good rest and enjoy the sunshine.

Growing flowers

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 07:03

I agree with the others above - strawberry looks fine and the bluebells are just appearing.  Poppies will appear later.

Those little green plants in the hollows of the concrete surround look like Hairy Bittercress - it's a weed that spreads quickly - it has little white flowers - learn to recognise it when it's small and pull it up before it flowers


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 06:55

Honestly Pdoc - lads on a Friday night out eh?

Pat, are you going to freeze some kale?

Driveway costs?

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 06:12

We had the old concrete driveway removed - then the builder dug it out, laid a permeable base and a smart gravel top layer.  It looks great, doesn't contribute to flooding and isn't slippery in ice and snow.  And so so much cheaper than block paving etc.  We just got our experienced local builder to do it.

Much easier to maintain - none of that scraping out of joints that our neighbours seem to spend half the summer doing.  An occasional rake over and the pulling up or spraying of a weed or two is all it takes.

Very happy with it.


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 05:48

Good morning all   G'day Pat  

Hazel - this is the link that Pat posted earlier for bush fire updates   .  Please try not to get too worried about them - I know the fires are awful but Australians are really very organised about them, and children have been taught just what to do and that they must do it. 

There were photos of my cousin and his family  all over the English as well as Australian newspapers a couple of years ago when they had go to the jetty and get into the water and wait there for hours when a bushfire destroyed their home.  They are all fine, the children coped really well, and they're rebuilding their property and getting on with their lives. 

Hazel -- wrote (see)

..... One thing I have notice in my trawling back is that there a lot less posters on here now since the New Year than there were beforehand. Familiar names and long term posters. I wonder where they have all gone?


That happens every year Hazel - numbers drop off after Christmas - people are busy and other things take over their lives - even with 'regulars' - until spring arrives and then most reappear along with loads of new people ... it's the way of gardening forums ...not everyone has the urge to natter every day like some of us

Hope we hear from Hosta today ...

Growing rice in the UK

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 20:40

Apparently rice needs night time temps of over 15C for at least three months of the year, so not yet here in Norfolk at any rate ............ however, when the time comes this shows us how to do it


Posted: 08/01/2016 at 20:01

It's probably all a bit confused at the moment and the place will be in virtual lock-down.  I'm sure they'll be in touch when they can.

Both BBC and Sky say that all reports identify injured tourists as Danish and German.  There are varied reports about how many attackers there were and how many have been shot. 



Posted: 08/01/2016 at 16:00

KEF ((hugs)) glad to see you posting - take care and don't overdo things. 

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