Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 09/08/2016 at 07:05

Good morning all  G'day Pat 

Not as cold as I expected last night ... 10.6C in the back garden and rising now - the sky is wall to wall blue - not a cloud in sight and the low sun is highlighting the fact that the sitting room windows need cleaning inside   I'm not allowed to do the dining room one as it involves stretching across the sideboard ... I did it three days before Wonky's wedding and ended up with a sort of slipped disc and was on high strength painkillers.  Ever since then OH cleans that window ... just one of the benefits of having a younger OH 

Last edited: 09 August 2016 07:07:37

Plants identity

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 23:59

Brugmansia used to be called Datura ... Or the other way around 


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 20:35

Good to hear you're both home safe and sound Hosta 


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 19:59

Have you sent a PM to Nora?


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 19:27

As you say Redwing 'looks like a Sussex' ... one of my favourite breeds ... but I've seen hens that look like a pure Sussex, mated with a Sussex cockerel, produce a mulitfarious variety of coloured chicks 


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 19:22

Too young to tell. 

Some chicken breeds you can sex at that age (or even younger) because the colouring of some breeds is 'sex-linked) and the males have different colourings to females.

However, without knowing the breed (and purity) of your chook you won't be able to tell until it's older and develops distinctive male sickle shaped tail feathers, male wattles and comb etc.

You can find more help here 

Last edited: 08 August 2016 19:22:57


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 18:56

Yes Topbird, really glad that wind has dropped   

The whole back garden has had a good soaking from the seep hose and the sprinkler - lots of plants were looking floppy.  Also the grape vine, pear tree and the clematis and buddleja in the front garden have all had a large watering can full of water each.  Expect an un-forecast heavy downpour very soon 

Last edited: 08 August 2016 18:57:03

Jelly like substance

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 18:37

Hi Ruben

I think that's Nostoc algae - information here 

Hope that helps 


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 16:17

Glad to hear such good news LilyP   A good vet is worth his/her weight in gold 


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 16:15

Slit in the ground = slit trench .... the second link I posted above 

It's the way I do it 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Brrrrrrrrrrr! Cold night ahead

Temperatures are going to drop like a stone 
Replies: 9    Views: 434
Last Post: 28/11/2016 at 07:18

Loose brick

Do you have an easy DIY solution? 
Replies: 11    Views: 475
Last Post: 26/11/2016 at 10:46

The things gardeners get up to!

Replies: 6    Views: 388
Last Post: 24/11/2016 at 08:15

Muscari parviflorum

Does anyone know this plant? 
Replies: 1    Views: 243
Last Post: 16/11/2016 at 15:48

Anyone following the cricket?

England's tour of India 
Replies: 4    Views: 212
Last Post: 10/11/2016 at 15:17

French gardeners - do you know this viburnum?

Replies: 5    Views: 296
Last Post: 17/10/2016 at 17:29

Bressingham Gardens autumn colour

The Dell Garden and Foggy Bottom looking a picture in October 2016 
Replies: 31    Views: 1034
Last Post: 21/10/2016 at 23:15

A golden fastigiate yew?

Which ... 
Replies: 3    Views: 266
Last Post: 04/10/2016 at 16:54

Apple Day Events 2016

Dates and Locations etc - is there one near you? 
Replies: 0    Views: 238
Last Post: 28/09/2016 at 13:47

Normal for Norfolk???

Replies: 23    Views: 927
Last Post: 10/09/2016 at 09:10

Wot izzit?

Plant ID please 
Replies: 7    Views: 367
Last Post: 30/08/2016 at 13:55

ID please

Replies: 8    Views: 362
Last Post: 20/08/2016 at 10:39

Hosta! Where's Hosta?

Look at the canna you gave us! 
Replies: 5    Views: 364
Last Post: 13/08/2016 at 18:02

Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Moving them about ... two questions ...  
Replies: 4    Views: 292
Last Post: 12/08/2016 at 11:24


A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
Replies: 1508    Views: 42324
Last Post: 01/09/2016 at 09:10
1 to 15 of 186 threads