Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 16:35

Noggin the Nog and the Moon Mouse - to this day Ox-eye daisies are called Moon Daisies in this family

Two dozen cranberry mince pies in orange pastry were cooling in the kitchen ... note the use of the past tense ... OH is home from work


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 16:14

Noggin the Nog Fairy - the best tv programmes ever ever ever - and the books - Wonky will tell you - I had to read the books to them with exactly the same intonation as Oliver Postgate. 

Panda, snuggle up warm on the sofa and take something medicinal - pass this over to your OH




Mystery Bulbs

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 14:43

Possibly bearded iris rhizomes or something similar ...   ? 


How to tell if a rose is a climber?

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 14:33

Hello and welcome Hollyandroses (two of my favourites)

A picture will be a help

Small is beautiful and can offer life to many creatures

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 14:32

Phew - that's ok then, apparently I'm no madder than you Pansy

Picked this morning

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 14:30
Lulu The Lurcher wrote (see)

How lovely. It must have been wonderful to grow up on a farm 

It was Lulu - I was very lucky - apart from knowing that I must keep away from working machinery, and shut stock gates etc, I was allowed to more or less run free from a very young age - by the time I was 10 years old I had a radius of a mile or more of countryside where I could wander on my own, playing in woods, spinneys, fields and streams.  I knew every square inch and the plants that grew there.  As we grew older my friends and I wandered the footpaths or cycled to the next village, knowing that my parents would not worry unless we were late for a meal

Farms are different places nowadays and parents, even country-dwelling ones, are much more anxious.  My nephew and nieces have not had the wonderfully free childhood that their father and I had. 

Picked this morning

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 13:13

Lulu, I was just looking at my Rosa Bonica - absolutely covered with half-open blooms - fortunately it's in a fairly sheltered spot and I can see them from the dining room window

In the garden on the farm where I grew up we inherited a rosebed - all different types of hybrid tea rose bushes - one I'm sure was Peace, and it always always had at least one bloom on Christmas Day - it would be picked o Christmas morning and put in a little vase for the tea table


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 12:08

Morning all you late risers   Just been up to the farm shop to stock up on provisions.  So much nicer than the SM

Just heard the Met Office has issued a SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FOR CUMBRIA  - particularly the Keswick area - keep your heads down folks, stay indoors and stay safe.  Nothing's worth getting hurt for, not even your best plants ((hugs))

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