Latest posts by Dovefromabove

horrible little fox

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 10:03

I saw a big cat once ....... about 8 years ago early one morning in a stubble field near a farmyard near Grantham, it was walking past bales of straw - it was bigger than the bales and black, I'm sure it was a 'black panther' ... absolutely no doubt about it. 


Posted: 28/07/2016 at 08:20

Good morning Pdoc - good to see you 

I have to go out today, so as you're up would you mind keeping any eye on the washing on my line ... just a risk of rain later and there's a heavy beach towel ... it'd be a shame if that got wet again after getting dry .... I leave it with you ........... so kind 


Posted: 28/07/2016 at 07:12

Good morning all  G'day Pat   Those pine comes sound interesting - enjoy drawing them. 

Today is fine and dry so far   I have a trip down to Suffolk to probate solicitors this morning, and then I'm meeting up with an old friend for coffee/lunch and putting the world to rights. 

gallery of shame

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 23:26

Isn't it past your bedtime ? 


Posted: 27/07/2016 at 21:52

Good evening all   Just back from a picnic on the beach - lovely evening, beautiful cloud formations, tide going out gently and children paddling and building castles.  Then I watched recording of GW and now I'm watching a recording of QI .......... I'll be asleep in a minute 

Help identify this seaside plant

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 21:03

Yes, it's a chenopodium, (of which Fat Hen is one), possibly Chenopodium botryodes which grows on salt marshes in the south and east of England.  

Potato Plants What's Wrong?

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 17:05

Wendy probably not a lot different to 'old timer angst' .......... you'd be surprised how much those of us who've been growing things for years worry about our plants 

Poor little plum tree

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 16:57

Yes, our neighbours grew it for the bees ................................... we moved, they moved, their landlord paved their entire back garden and 10 years on the residents of that street are still cursing them.

There's loads of other good plants for bees, we have a garden full of them (plants and bees) and if you read this you'll see that HB has a real knock-on impact on the diversity of our native plants

But it's your garden

Potato Plants What's Wrong?

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 16:48

Love King Edwards 

Different potato varieties come in a wide range of shape and colour - just have a look here 


Posted: 27/07/2016 at 15:09
KeenOnGreen says:

Now there's an idea!  Shame my pond is only shin deep. Oh for the simple pleasures of days gone by. Give me a leech over Pokemon any day

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 Any of us good enough at IT etc to invent a game where there are ponds with leeches in all over the country and we give the public clues and they go and dangle their legs and try to catch a leech ................  we could give a prize ................. could Verdun spare a donut do you think?

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