Latest posts by Dovefromabove

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 12:05

If we left the EU and wanted to trade with them they would insist that we adhered to EU standards of production etc - they would see us doing otherwise as unfair competition - this would include the free movement of people between the EU and GB - just ask Norway.  Although they are not part of the EU they have to be part of the Schengen Area in order to trade with the EU.


Posted: 04/03/2016 at 11:22

Buy some 'in the green' in late May and plant them then - you'll have a beautiful garden next year

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 11:20

I voted to join the EU (Common Market) and I shall vote to remain in. For a small country with few natural resources left we seems to have done pretty well out of it and we're now the fifth largest economy in the world. The EU doesn't seem to be doing us any financial harm.

Apart from all the other reasons to stay with the EU; at a time of huge global changes and when there's a right-wing megalomaniac in the Kremlin and the possibility of one in the White House, the last thing a small island like ours should do is cut ourselves adrift from our neighbours with whom we have a great many common interests and needs.

Simon69 wrote (see)

I am in Africa just now and I can tell you that DDT didn't get all of the weeds.........

It would be very surprising if it did - it's an insecticide

comunity garden/park project

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 10:03

You may find some ideas here

The rewards of idleness

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 10:00

I like plants (and gardens) that thrive on 'benign neglect'

Fushia wanted but what kind?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 09:26
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Dove, and the best breakfast???????????????????

There is no doubt - that's to be had in a rather exclusive spot in Devon

Lyn wrote (see)

Dove, did you know the Tate is closed until 2017, I know you liked it.

Yes, but there's still the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture garden



Fushia wanted but what kind?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 09:16

We spend time in Cornwall every year - if life had been different we'd probably live there - love the beaches, the gardens, the wildlife, the historic sites (Carn Euny and Chysauster and the Hurlers on Bodmin are probably the most atmospheric places in Britain), watching plays at the Minack, seeing art at St Ives, the quality of the light .......... bliss, bliss, bliss  ... we'll be there again in June ........

But I'm afraid I'm a cream on first girl, having had my first cream tea while pony trekking on Dartmoor when I was a child ... sorry Verdun

However, after much diligent research, OH can announce that The Best Cream Teas in the World are to be had at The Minions Post Office Tea Room on Bodmin Moor.

Christmas cactus

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 08:53

Sounds good to me

spring bulbs

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 08:37

Different varieties of daffs flower at different times in the spring so you may well see more flowers later, and has been said only the species tulips will be flowering at the moment - none of my larger tulips show any signs of flowering yet and I don't expect them to flower for at least a month, maybe more. 

Christmas cactus

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 08:28

Apart from the benefits of brighter light outside (even in a shady spot) they look so much better for a good wash of summer rain to get the dust off

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