Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 22/07/2016 at 08:21

I'm back   Have a good journey and a fantastic day Wonky 

Temp here almost 20C and climbing - bird feeders have been filled ... again!  We're getting through sunflower hearts at a rate of knots - it seems to have been a great year for finches, we've juvenile goldfinches, greenfinches and chaffinches queuing up at the feeders in the front and back gardens.  Also juvenile robins, dunnocks and blackbirds clearing up the dropped bits under the feeders while the adult blackbirds cheekily raid the hedgehogs' leftovers.  It's lovely out there 

I picked a big bowlful of goosegogs last night - the last of the crop - I'd picked 'every other one' some weeks back to let the remaining ones grow big and luscious, and they're lovely - don't even need cooking, they're plump and sweet just as they are.

Today's tasks include some menu planning as we've got foodie friends visiting on Sunday - hopefully it'll still be warm enough to eat outside.  I'm considering a gooseberry and elderflower pavlova ... 

'Supper at the coast' this evening involves nothing more sophisticated than getting some takeaway fish and chips and sitting on the pier or the prom so hopefully the holidaying hordes won't prevent that 


Posted: 22/07/2016 at 06:47

good morning all - up and at'em this morning as I'm driving OH to work rather than him biking as  picking him up after work and we're heading of the coast for supper. 

News from Turkey depressing - news from the US also  Thank goodness for gardening 

Looking for a Sedum mix picture

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 21:47

They also do a really nice summer-drinking lager, called Dry-hopped ... really worth trying in this weather Nut.  

Looking for a Sedum mix picture

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 21:31

Try contacting Adnams Breweries in Suffolk - they have the largest sedum roof in the UK - information and contact details here 

Weed or seedling identity question

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 21:17

On your knees Wakeshine, weeding with your hands and a small hand fork - every week through the growing season!  

One year's seeds make seven years' weeds .......... that's gardening 

And yours have flowered ... third picture down - the spike with knobbly bits, that's the flowers turning into seeds. 

Last edited: 21 July 2016 21:19:53

Tomatoes or something else?!

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 21:11

They'll be tough as old boots now the plants have gone to seed - but it's not a total disaster - you can eat the seedpods - look here 



Posted: 21/07/2016 at 21:05

Been out on the terrace drinking homemade lemonade and being thoroughly beaten by OH  while the sprinkler's been on the sweet corn, followed by the beans and then the new sunny bed before finishing up with the wilderness.  At least the Shady Bank doesn't need the leaky hose on again ... yet

Oh ........... yes was chess again 


Posted: 21/07/2016 at 16:16

Hosta, I've almost made up my mind that we no longer have the space for dahlias  (someone keeps giving me grasses )   - I've almost promised them to Wonky ........... but when the buds open I may change my mind 

Oh flippin 'eck, he's started the angle grinder again .......... 

Updating threads

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 14:31

Sometimes I look at a thread I've posted on and a follow up query has already been responded to by someone else - if I've nothing to add to that response there's little point in me posting again on that particular thread. 

If you feel that your question hasn't been fully answered there's no harm in posting again on that thread to bump the query up to the top again.

But, if the question is significantly different to the original one it's a good idea to start a new thread with an appropriate title - sometimes we may feel that we've said all that we can say on a thread entitled 'Carrots', and if someone then tacks a question about beetroot onto the same thread it may not get answered there, whereas a thread with beetroot in the title would create more interest.  

Does that make sense?


Posted: 21/07/2016 at 14:20

Hello Wonky - we need photos of the giant dahlia ... remember, if you get to the top you have to beware of the ogre ... and any golden geese that lay golden eggs have to be shared with your Mama - that's the law!!! 

Have a fantastic day tomorrow - give Step Gdaughter a big ((hug)) from me and tell her she's a very clever girl .......... a real credit to you both ......... you've done her proud 

Trying to do some potting on outside, but it's getting warmer and warmer and I'm beginning to melt... and now the neighbours across the way have a man and an angle grinder making a noise 

Last edited: 21 July 2016 14:21:07

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