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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Tomato problems!!

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:44

To upload pictures on here you have to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.  Afraid it doesn't work for phones - yet!

If it doesn't work let us know 


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:34

Can you put up some sort of a barrier please Verdun?  We've had enough now 

Some people have fairies at....

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:31

Love beef cattle - we used to raise Hereford x beef cattle on the smallholding - 

Grew up with combines but they've got a lot bigger nowadays - brother has this one (or maybe two or three by now - I can't keep track )


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:27


Before and After

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:26

A transformation 


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:19

Sorry Bekkie, you'll get no sympathy from me - I have form - I keep up with an OH nearly 20 years younger 

Hogweed in my meadow

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:14

The Original Post was about the British Native Hogweed Heracleum sphondylium, a common weed of pastures and hedgerows. It is not dangerous except for people who have a specific allergy.  

As a child I gathered buckets and buckets full of it for pet rabbits - it's one of their favourite foods. 


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 06:57

Morning Bekkie 

It looks like another lovely day - yesterday was fabulous - niece and I met up with my son and she had a kayak out on the Thorpness Meare for the first time, son and I took a two man canoe - we went right to the far end, around all the little islands and saw the crocodile!  Niece soon got the hang of it and had a great time.  It's a long time since I've canoed but it all came back and we had a great time too.  I'll post a pic later - they're on my phone at the moment. Then in the evening we went to a concert at Snape Maltings - again the first proper grown up concert for niece - she loved it and was a delight to be with. We managed to get ice cream at the interval and go for a walk outside and sat on the river wall watching the waders flying back across the reed beds to roost as the sun was going down.  Snape is a magical place - if any of you haven't been there ..................... you should!!!

We got back here about 11.30 and in bed by midnight 

Now I'm wide awake as usual and I have my coffee - so I'll have a read back and see how you lot spent your day 



Posted: 07/08/2014 at 10:33

Right - off we go - see you later folks - have a good day 

Pruning Mulberry trees

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 10:05

I know very little about growing mulberry trees, although I am particularly fond of one that I know   so I had a Google and found this 

if you scroll down you'll find stuff about the mulberry tree's connection with Shakespeare - you may not find it interesting, but I did so I thought I'd share 

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