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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 14:38

Does picking a rosebut count?


Oh, and I got some canes out of the box and tied up my huge amaryllis bloom - indoor gardening

Gardeners world them music

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 12:19

I've just found this  you can listen to it and download it from there.

Gardeners world them music

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 12:15

There are several different versions - my guess is that the one your mum loved is the guitar version - it's available on Amazon - 'Morning Light (Gardeners World Theme) Nick Webb & Greg Carmichael

A lovely piece of music to play for a gardener


Sprouting Broccoli

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 12:11

All of the plant is edible - but don't forget to leave enough leaves at this time of year for the plant to continue to grow and produce all the lovely side shoots - it should carry on producing these well into late spring.


Posted: 17/01/2015 at 10:09

I'm going to head for the farm shop now (when I've scraped the windscreen) in case it's going to get worse.


Posted: 17/01/2015 at 09:48

No golden glow here now Fg - it's all gone dark and it's snowing - fine stuff but quite heavy and persistent

Regular contributers.

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 09:46
cowslip2 wrote (see)

Here I am again! Well, well, what a response. I was just fascinated by what my fellow humans do. Most folk would agree that it is best to have an enquiring mind. Hence never bored. 

I think cowslip gave an explanation here


Posted: 17/01/2015 at 08:21

Good morning all   early to bed and slept like a log.  I didn't wake until OH got up to make our morning cuppas - he's at work now - I'll go along there later to pick up potatoes, bread, milk, celery, carrots, apples etc.  but at the moment the car windscreen is frozen hard, so I'll wait until the temperatures rise a little - the sun's coming up in the east and there's a golden glow on the willows up the rise

Fritillary - it looks like you're re-living my old life

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 18:33

So sorry to hear that Lily Pilly ((hugs))

Plants pet owners should avoid

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 17:37

There was a large laburnum tree hanging over our hedge at the top of our drive - it was in the next door farm's garden - there were several others in the village too.  Every time we walked past the tree when we were small Ma would tell us it was poisonous and that the seeds looked like peas and they were poisonous too and we mustn't touch them - that way as soon as we were old enough to run around unsupervised we knew not to touch.  When we had friends come around to play we told them it was poisonous too.  No child in the village ever ate laburnum seeds, and we all played out and around the village unsupervised by adults from a very early age - you could in the 50s and 60s. 

Impress on children what is dangerous, and supervise them until they are old enough to do as they are told and understand the consequences.

Of course, that does mean that parents have to teach their children about consequences, and sometimes that doesn't happen nowadays

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