Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 17:46

Oh dear Joyce ... sorry to hear that    ... it's a bit damp here, but not sodden.  

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 17:23

Well, I wouldn't call it spotless,  but at least the parquet is gleaming a bit and the bookshelves don't have dust on them 

Have you had a lot of rain Joyce?  I've not been following the weather reports other than to know that here in the east we've got a yellow weather warning for high winds.  

Hydrangea cuttings dying

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 13:04

The simplest way I've found to root hydrangea cuttings is from late spring to mid summer,  prepare softwood or semi ripe cuttings and put them in a jamjar of water on the kitchen windowsill.  Roots will form within a few weeks ... then separate them gently and put them into individual pots of very damp compost and pop them outside in a shady corner and keep damp.  I've had 100% success some years! 

Last edited: 22 November 2017 13:05:03

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 12:55

Hello again ... there was a change of plan and proper h*wk happened this morning, including cleaning under and behind the sofa and buffing the parquet ... a chap is coming on Friday to clean said sofa and stairs and landing carpet.  He's the former Director of Music of the Band of Dragoon Guards and did his sofa-cleaning-training at Windsor Castle, so I thought I'd better move the dust around a bit before he arrives 

Hosta, glad all is going well ... enjoy ((hugs))

BL ... hope the heating is soon back up and running.


Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 08:00

Good morning all  G'day to all in Aus 

Lovely to see Pdoc posting and great that he's finding ways to do a bit about the place. 

((hugs)) to Fairy ... Hope all is ok  

Dull and relatively mild here in Norfolk. No sign yet of the strong winds we've been warned about. 

I've decided to give tennis a miss today. My knee was painful for several days after last weeks session and has only just recovered and tomorrow I must go to the opticians and get my ears lowered  and there's an important exhibition I want to see at the same time. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 22:28

LG yes you're right Advent starts next Sunday not this  Duh!

im snuggling under the duvet now ... Sweet dreams all 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 20:20

Advent starts this coming Sunday Wonky ... that's when Stir Up Sunday is and I'll be making your pud ... that'll be the time to resurrect your baubles thread won't it 

Last edited: 21 November 2017 20:22:59

Please help me identify a fungus/growth

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 20:17

It will ... and sleep easy ... there's enough in life to stress about without fretting about slime moulds 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 19:31

Nope ... not lately ... we know that Pdoc is likely to be a bit erratic in his posting, but I was wondering where Fairy has got to .......... 

Yew hedge too slow!!

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 18:49
Dave Humby says:

Not sure what happened there but was trying to say:

GP I'm just wondering if Dove was referring to the loosening of the roots of the weeds for assisting their removal rather than loosening the roots of your Yew hedging? 

See original post

 Yes! Yes! Yes!  You've got it Dave!

Don't loosen the yews' roots ... just the grass and weeds!  

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