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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

cancer has meant I can't manage my garden

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 08:00

Hi Trudi - I used to live not too far from you - it's a lovely area.  Have you thought of contacting Otley & Easton College 

to see if they have any students or ex students who would like to earn a little money?  Sometimes a horticultural student is grateful for the chance to do some small jobs to gain a bit of experience and something to put on their CV so they don't charge a lot.

Also, as has been said - don't turn down help from your church members - someone there may really enjoy the chance to help and spend time in such a lovely garden, or they may know of someone living in a flat who is just itching for the chance to get their hands in the soil.  You would be doing each other a good turn 

Also, I wonder whether you're aware of this website  - a friend has found it to be a huge source of advice and support.  They can also offer advice re benefits appeals etc.

Wishing you all the best 

Tomato problems!!

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:44

To upload pictures on here you have to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.  Afraid it doesn't work for phones - yet!

If it doesn't work let us know 


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:34

Can you put up some sort of a barrier please Verdun?  We've had enough now 

Some people have fairies at....

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:31

Love beef cattle - we used to raise Hereford x beef cattle on the smallholding - 

Grew up with combines but they've got a lot bigger nowadays - brother has this one (or maybe two or three by now - I can't keep track )


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:27


Before and After

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:26

A transformation 


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:19

Sorry Bekkie, you'll get no sympathy from me - I have form - I keep up with an OH nearly 20 years younger 

Hogweed in my meadow

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:14

The Original Post was about the British Native Hogweed Heracleum sphondylium, a common weed of pastures and hedgerows. It is not dangerous except for people who have a specific allergy.  

As a child I gathered buckets and buckets full of it for pet rabbits - it's one of their favourite foods. 


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 06:57

Morning Bekkie 

It looks like another lovely day - yesterday was fabulous - niece and I met up with my son and she had a kayak out on the Thorpness Meare for the first time, son and I took a two man canoe - we went right to the far end, around all the little islands and saw the crocodile!  Niece soon got the hang of it and had a great time.  It's a long time since I've canoed but it all came back and we had a great time too.  I'll post a pic later - they're on my phone at the moment. Then in the evening we went to a concert at Snape Maltings - again the first proper grown up concert for niece - she loved it and was a delight to be with. We managed to get ice cream at the interval and go for a walk outside and sat on the river wall watching the waders flying back across the reed beds to roost as the sun was going down.  Snape is a magical place - if any of you haven't been there ..................... you should!!!

We got back here about 11.30 and in bed by midnight 

Now I'm wide awake as usual and I have my coffee - so I'll have a read back and see how you lot spent your day 



Posted: 07/08/2014 at 10:33

Right - off we go - see you later folks - have a good day 

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