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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Poisonous Plants

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 07:20

Potato leaves are poisonous, as are rhubarb leaves and others, but people have them in their gardens and their families play there and are fine, and of course gardeners touch them all the time without coming to any harm.  I grew up in the countryside playing freely in hedges, ditches and meadows full of foxgloves, buttercups and bluebells  and I've survived to pensionable age and so have all the friends I played with. 

Your anxieties are going to spoil your life and that of your family - please talk to your GP about your phobia and ask for some therapy. 

Good luck

Small fast flying bird

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 07:07

But nightjars can't be described as 'small'. 

Green Chillies- Need Help

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 07:00

Hi Tanmay and welcome

Your chillies sound as if they're doing well.  This video will explain clearly about the flowers and pollination etc

I hope that helps



Posted: 14/06/2015 at 06:50

Good morning all   It's a very quiet and peaceful morning here - just the sound of woodpigeons cooing, an occasional fluttering of wings by the bird feeders and there's a large frog sitting in the pond looking wise and serene

Have a lovely adventure Panda

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 06:46

Thanks.  Maybe he'll have to go back and have another look. 

Fantasy garden

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 21:16

Expanding walls that change the shape and dimensions  of the garden according to my whim

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 20:49

 This photo was taken by a friend living in Correze, France. 

He's had Broomrape and Toothwort suggested as possible IDs.

What do you think?


Posted: 13/06/2015 at 15:55

Runnybeak - glad you enjoyed Tulip Fever - I'm enjoying Wolf Hall at the moment, and then I have Bring up the Bodies to follow that , but I might re-read Tulip Fever again soon - I think I've left it long enough

Thanks to everyone for their kind thoughts - it's just so strange to think he's not around any more

Matty, some exciting news!  We'll want photos, progress reports ... everything

I'm watching Rebecca with you, and when I've checked up on here I'll get the knitting out ...

What's pooping on my lawn?

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 15:38

Wood pigeon?


Posted: 13/06/2015 at 09:56

Think the same chemicals would work for both

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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