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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

What is this found in the garden this morning

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 10:52

Elephant Hawkmoth caterpillar getting ready to pupate - lucky lucky you 

Please try to divert the blackbird's attention!


(Just love Dunvegan - had a wonderful day there out in a boat on the loch )

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 10:49

We love the two large ash trees at the end of our garden (although their roots cause endless problems). 

However we're slap bang in the middle of an Ash Dieback hotspot, and we've been dreading seeing this ...





Posted: 19/08/2015 at 10:27

We go past Marham on the way to MIL's in south Lincs - we're just off the A11 on the south-west fringe of Norwich near the river and marshes. 


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 10:25

It's a very 'Foody' vegetable at the moment

Perhaps Patricia should harvest it and sell it to restaurants


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 10:21
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Dove - have you been up the Hump - if that doesn't sound a bit rude 


A long time ago when I was a child - my granny took me

Anyone who relishes the challenge better not delay - most of it's been washed away now

 We have sandy cliffs rather than granite


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 09:02

Don't worry that we East Anglians will feel left out when you lot are talking about Munroes etc - we have our own version


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 08:56

Develop a taste for it, encourage it, determine to eat it

I've discovered that as soon as a plant discovers that you actually want it to grow so that you can eat it, it does all it can not to grow


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 08:18
Steve the Gardening Vet wrote (see)

Stupid question but I thought pilates was a type of yoga..?

Similar but different - pilates doesn't involve the held positions that yoga does, and sometimes also uses equipment.   It was invented by someone but can't remember who ...


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 08:16


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 08:10
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Dove , was it Millport ( the place where the chip shop shuts between 5 and 6 so the staff can have theirs ) you cycled round?

That's the place Hosta!  It was a lovely day!  I do seem to remember chips ...

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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