Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hedge dying

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 14:14

Hi Alfie - to upload photos you need to start with the camera icon.  

You may need to reduce the size of your photos as the site cannot deal with large ones - however at the moment it just fails to upload them and doesn't tell you why. 

Apple Harvesting

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 14:10

I agree with Bob.

If you like a sharp eating apple you can eat Howgate Wonder freshly harvested, however they mellow a bit when stored and will keep for months in a cool frostfree place.  A marvellous dual purpose apple. 

Non fruiting fig

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 11:19

I found that pruning according to this then tomato feed once a fortnight in the spring/summer made my fig buck its ideas up.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 10:53

I've just been having a wander around the garden - before the rain the beds looked beautiful and full of colour - now they look soggy and battered - I'm trying to resist the urge to pull up all the cosmos right now and tidy it all, but the forecast for this week is ok - it should perk up again for another few days ... not quite time to put the garden to bed for the winter just yet ... but the cosmos will have to come up soon - I've got spring bulbs to plant in that bed ... and the house end of the Shady Bank needs a re-design 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 09:54

Back in the spring when niece was staying with us I did a lot of driving (2 x 2 hour journeys non stop several days in a row).  I'd had some work done on the car and the mechanics had altered the driving seat position and what with Ma dying and everything else going on I'd not really noticed, just got in the car and drove ... then my neck suddenly seized up and became so painful ... I was really worried that I'd not be able to drive down to Cornwall for our holiday  (and OH doesn't drive ) I had to take a fortnight off driving and sort the seat out plus make sure I had Solpadeine in my handbag.  Because of my BP I can't take anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen, but if you can Hosta, you might find them really helpful.  

A trip to GC is on the cards this morning - I need some topsoil and grass seed for the front lawn, now we've had some rain a good scarifying and top dressing is planned, followed by a sprinkle of grass seed. 

No real leaf-fall here yet - but will have to keep my eyes on the ash tree and net the pond at the first sign. 

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Keepers nursery

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 08:54

Reads nurseries have a huge selection of fig varieties as well as other more unusual fruit. The link is in my earlier post above. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 08:41

I find it's to do with having the top of the seat back in the right position so that my arms aren't reaching for the steering wheel and my neck and head are upright. There are loads of ways of adjusting modern vehicle seats to get it right for the individual. It's a faff when it's a work vehicle that other people drive, but once a physio showed me the position I should be in it soon became just a minutes job to set the seat right when I was driving and it made all the difference. Also having the right pillow so that your spine is level right to the top of your head when you lie on your side. I get OH to check every six months that my spine is straight and if it isn't i buy a new pillow. I also take my pillow with me if staying away from home. It sounds a lot of fuss but it's worth it. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 08:15

Good morning all   G'day Pat 

Fine and dry outside. Grass looks a little greener. OH is downstairs making coffee. I'm still in bed 

Hosta get that neck looked at. It may be something to do with your driving position. Sounds like what happens toe if I get the car seat set up wrong and then do a lot of driving. You need physio. Also google how to set up the seat properly in your delivery van. Work should do a workstation assessment PVC the van just as they would for an office desk etc. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 22:43

The tennis today was brilliant, as was yesterday's. 

 Night night all. Sweet dreams. 

Weed or plant?

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 15:12

Possibly Ox-eye daisy?

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