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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Insect repellant/deterrent

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 20:41

As someone who has suffered all her life from the attentions of mosquitoes and midges, the only thing I've found that keeps them away from me is Skin So Soft by Avon and it worked against midges on the Scottish West Coast -  it's supplied by the bucket load to the British Army when they go on manoeuvres up there 

And you can look forward to being an older lady - they like us less than you younger ones 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 20:25

Popped some fresh batteries in the camera bag.

Washed my hair.

Just got to fill the tank up in the morning ................ 

For hellebore enthusiasts.

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 20:04

Gorgeous - yet another thing to be angry with the banks about 


Posted: 08/02/2014 at 20:00

Hello folks, supper eaten and washing up done  

Glad everyone's got to the evening of today still in one piece  - keep your heads down and don't go out flying kites tomorrow without putting some lead weights in your boots 

Archie - your son - restaurant?  It may or may not have escaped your notice that I'm also on a Foodie Forum - we have members in North Wales 

And what names did your grand daughter decide on for her potatoes - we think that's so sweet 

Panda, hope you've come down off the ceiling by the time I pick you up tomorrow - just as well the weather's not going to let us have the top down or you might float away!!!

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 18:15

KEF, you look lovely 


Posted: 08/02/2014 at 17:39

It's pretty to look at, but unless it's deep and crisp and even I'm not keen on going out in it .... don't like slippery - I've got Yaktrax for my boots 


Posted: 08/02/2014 at 17:37

That urge to reproduce is so strong it will even overcome territoriality if there's a shortage of suitable nest sites.


Posted: 08/02/2014 at 17:35

Stacey, fern sounds good   

Not so sure about snow - are you up there for the whole week?


Posted: 08/02/2014 at 17:33

Subshrub - this might be helpful - it's an old web page but at least they had snowdrops in 2010 

First Spring Flowers

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 17:28

There are crocuses out on the roadsides and roundabouts in the city, but not here in my garden yet.  Neither are my little irises out yet, but my hellebores are - niger and orientalis 

I fully expect dandelions and hawkbit to make an appearance on my front lawn very soon - I shall have to remove them as the neighbour downwind of me got his groundsman (can't call him a gardener) to make an effort to remove the ones from his lawn last summer 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:19

Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Last Post: 04/03/2014 at 08:00

Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:33

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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