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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Onion weed

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 07:12

I think it's likely to be Allium triquetrum - the Three-cornered leek

It can be a nuisance, but my bet is that if you started cooking with it, began to like it and actually wanted it to grow, it would probably turn up it's toes and die.

Out-psyche it!


Posted: 04/01/2015 at 06:08

Good morning all  

Jolly hard frost out there this morning - sheets of ice, lots of sparkle and Minus 1C Brrrr

Glad everything's wrapped up.  At least the cold weather should make the birds start to appreciate who's feeding them regularly so that they appear for the Big Garden Bird Count day rather than run off and hide

And yes SL, some things haven't changed much on here   Anyone getting unpleasant PMs please forward them to DH.

What's planned for today ... well I shall have to keep off the grass 'cos it's all crunchy, so gardening is out.

I may make a cake or some scones or something and, roast a piece of shoulder of pork for supper and I may sit quietly and do some knitting.  Hopefully the builder is arriving tomorrow and it'll be the last day of peace and quiet for a while ...

Poorly Rubber Plant

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 05:37

Hi SL   your plant looks to me as if it may have got too cold - has it been in an unheated room or conservatory during the cold snap?


Posted: 03/01/2015 at 17:53

Sauv B opened .........


Posted: 03/01/2015 at 17:18

Homemade chicken & ham pie here in an hour


Posted: 03/01/2015 at 17:12
KEF wrote (see)
...  Dove any news of your builder?  If we'd known he was going to be ill we could have had a party at yours and he would have covered our mess with his ...


I emailed Lovely Builder asking if we're going to see him on Monday - the reply said "Damn well hope so got through four bottles medicine umpteen amount of tablets olbas oil you name it I've tried it got bad chesty cough and headaches still though no one else has caught it..."

Well, if his wife and kids haven't caught it .........

Haven't seen Archie for ages.

birds in my garden

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 16:51

I haven't seen a bullfinch for quite a few years - I used to see them a lot on the farm and smallholding. 

Hope you're feeling better soon - my brother has flu and he says it's watching the birds that is keeping him sane - I said 'no comment' - after all, I am his big sister

Roses blooming Winter

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 16:48

Mmmm - I think I might have to extend the bed in the front garden - west facing but shaded by next door's house which is to the south and uphill of us ...

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 16:44

Great idea

Gold finches

Blue tits

Great tits

Wood pigeons

Collared doves



Flock of about 20 black-headed gulls descended into the garden to take some fat I'd put on the grass for the blackbirds


Roses blooming Winter

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 15:03

Thanks Salino - don't suppose it likes a bit of shade does it?

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