Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Spring has definitely arrived

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 17:30

Absolutely!  Driving through the East Anglian countryside today I saw primroses, daffs and cherry blossom everywhere, wheat looking lush in the fields and 'March hares' boxing in the spring sunshine 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 17:24

PPam - sadly hares are scarcer than they used to be here, but thankfully they're still around -  very many farmers no longer shoot them as they love to see them about.  My brother who is a farmer told me that one female hare regularly has her leverets in the meadow in front of his house.  Most years she has three - he watches her as she visits the three separate forms (nests) to suckle them at sundown.  For two years one of the forms has been in straw in the corner of the horses' field shelter - no one I know of has ever known of a hare making a form and having its young in a building before.  

!!Surprise Surprise!!

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 16:48

I've no idea who put this on t'interweb, but she seems to be convinced that pheasants eat slugs

Fingers crossed she's right 

when do i use weed killer on lords n ladies ?plz

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 16:44

If you keep cutting the plants off at ground level they'll eventually run out of steam and become weaker and weaker - but I agree, it's a PITA.  As I said - I'd strim them off as they appear and rake the leaves up.  

Good luck.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 16:08

Hello folks - I'm back ... and on my own laptop which Wonky's Lovely Hub has given a good sort out - he's a complete STAR!!!    Problem is some things ... in fact quite a few things ... are different ... I'll find my way around it all I'm sure, but in the meantime you'll all have to be patient with the ... at least I won't be struggling to post on my phone ... if I've ignored you SGL I can only apologise and blame the difficulties of posting on my very old iPhone ... I love it but it struggles with messageboards 

Wonky, please give your Lovely Hub a very big ((hug)) from his grateful MIL xxx

By the way folks - spring is definitely here - I saw the loveliest and very special thing - a group of 'March hares' boxing in a wheatfield in the sunshine 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 09:59

Sun's disappeared here

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 09:57

Pdoc,   I think if you can't Ignore with a big 'I' then you just have to ignore with a small one   That's what I try to do.

We've all seen what happens to fish when they take the bait

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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 09:52

It would be lovely to meet up Liri

Several of us who are vaguely based in East Anglia have met up several times now.

We did talk a while back about a 'mass visit' to Kew some time in the summer to inspect the new long herbaceous border ... I know it's not easy for everyone to get a way, or to travel distances ... but maybe...

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 09:35

LilyP - glad you got some sleep - the cough does seem to go on and on and on ...........

For some reason our bedside radio suddenly switched to local radio at 4.30 this morning and I was woken by someone with a faux Norfolk accent discussing cow's rear ends and playing Steppenwolf's Born to be Wild

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 09:14

Its such a shame ... the first Hello Forkers thread was started by me quite a few years ago now, at Verdun's suggestion,  to be welcoming and inclusive to everyone ... it was because there had been the development of different factions/cliques call them what you will, who excluded others from their chat threads and did not respond to posters who were not 'part of their group'.

Hello Forkers has always welcomed everyone, new and longstanding posters alike and I hope it always will.

There are always going to be disagreements and clashes of personality - we're human beings with many different backgrounds, tastes, personalities and life experiences - but it would be sad if differences were exaggerated and focussed on, rather than us all concentrating on the things we have in common.

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