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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

glaucous rose

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 07:29

Hardwood cuttings in the autumn


Posted: 24/06/2015 at 07:18

Good morning all

Lovely jam, and lovely name 'Pippin'.  There's a Pippin next door - it's a cat whose life was saved by OH when it had a bone stuck in its throat - occasionally it comes into our garden and once killed a wood pigeon!  I'm sure Matty's Pippin is much nicer and better behaved

I've been sitting here for half an hour listening to a song thrush - he's gone off to hunt for snails now

A hummingbird!

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 17:37

The temperature in our garden today, I'm expecting to see penguins any minute, not hummingbird hawkmoths

What is this plant?

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 16:32

It's likely to die if you move it.  Orchids grow in symbiosis with other organisms in the soil - they may well not exisit in the spot you move it to. 

You're obviously doing something it likes so well done

You may like to inform your local Wildlife Trust of its appearance - they like to keep a record of these things

Pond green film

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 16:05

Have a look at this site - there's a thread on 'green foam'

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 16:00

I'm sure there's all sorts of words/terms that some pseudo-sensitive souls might raise an eyebrow at. 

What about those of us who frequently turn a sod or two ? 

It reminds me of Victorians covering up table legs


Posted: 23/06/2015 at 15:47

Flippin chilly here Verdun!  Grey and overcast and 14C but feels much cooler - I've just put a very thick woolly cardi on - if it wasn't June I'd have the central heating on!!! 

Give my love to Burncoose - we had a lovely day there just pottering around and looking at things a couple of years ago  - it's where my Hosta Stained Glass came from - we were staying in a cottage just around the corner. 

If I remember correctly they do a very nice cuppa in their little café too

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 15:26

I don't think that anyone actually took offence - the BBC person apologised   'just in case'

Heaven help any historian discussing some of the many names given to William the Conqueror

Birds caught in netting

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 15:19

If your fruitcage is the right size the netting doesn't need to move

I haven't tried this - but it says it doesn't harm birds

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09
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