Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Lawn aerator - clogged!

Posted: 28/09/2017 at 08:08

I've never found those manual hollow tine aerators to be of any use at all for the reasons you mention plus the aching back which occurs after trying ... And that was when I was younger, fitter and stronger. I returned to using a border fork to spike the lawn ... Nowadays I use an electric lawn rake and scarifier. 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 28/09/2017 at 07:49

Good morning all  G'day Pat   Your OH must be so tired 

Chicky so glad your father's doing well - sounds as if Chicklet is having a wonderful time 

Hello Joyce - hope you're doing ok 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 22:20

Sweet dreams all 

What's wrong with my potatoes?

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 19:12

Added protein Philippa ... by the time we get to 27 we need all we can get 

What's wrong with my potatoes?

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 18:33

You can cut the bad bits out and use the rest ... should be fine ... I've survived doing it 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 16:14
raisingirl says:

... he'd usually fall asleep and they'd have to start again because he moved . Mum reckoned he'd sleep through anything.......

See original post

 I was beginning to drift .................

Very excited ... I've just booked us tickets for Rambert Dance doing Christopher Bruce's Ghost Dancers 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 15:36

The choice was Classic FM or ................ Classic FM, but very distorted.  Found myself counting all the odd rhythms the machine was making.  

What's wrong with my potatoes?

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 15:35

Think that's Hollow Heart disease - often caused by a period of rapid growth following a cool period when the growth was slow . 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 15:10

Well ... That was an interesting if somewhat noisy experience ... And no need to worry about wire in the "underpinnings" as they left my top half sticking out 

Plant identification

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 10:23

One of the Euonymus ... possibly E. alatus.. aka Spindle tree ... the seedcases are red with orange fruits inside.  Usually the leaves have brilliant autumn colour.

Last edited: 27 September 2017 10:24:08

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Fungi ... Radio 4 9am this morning

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Please ID my mystery plant

I don't recognise this ...  
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