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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Yellowing lawn

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 16:27

I've just looked at my front lawn which could've done with a mowing before the weather turned too cold to mow and so is a bit longer than I would like for the winter - lots of the grass has yellow tips and yellow edges on the blades of grass - is this what yours is like?  I think it's just the effect of winter and the frosts and cold wet weather - I have no doubt that all will be well when spring arrives 

Mystery foliage in gifted bouquet.

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 16:22

 Ruscus aculeatus 


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 16:15

Too true Verdun ((hugs)) 


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 16:05

Hello folks, I'm home - Ma is fine, confused and talking absolute bunkum about new cats and babies, and seeing her mother the other day and all sorts of things, but she's happy and has totally forgotten about scalding herself.  She has a red burn mark but the staff are keeping an eye on it.  Pa is just sitting there and listening to it all - I was able to have a chat with him without Ma and reassured him that we know she's confused but that we'll look after them both and that he's got nothing to worry about.

I've heard from my son - he's done his business in Cornwall and is on his way back to Suffolk - he asked council workers where to park in Lostwithiel and they showed him a car park by the river and said that high tide had passed so he'd be ok parking there - when he returned to his car 3 hours later he had to take his shoes and socks off, roll his trouser legs up and paddle to his car - he said the water was just below the sills - another couple of inches and it would have flooded the car when he opened the door.


I'm completely cream crackered and am sitting on the sofa with a cuppa  


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 10:13

Nudrev, keep your eyes open for a man in tights - he's very kind, he'l let you use his wifi 

Mystery foliage in gifted bouquet.

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 10:11

Possibly myrtle?



Posted: 05/02/2014 at 09:09

Sounds like an interesting day you have planned Punkdoc ((hugs)) - I know of some cases where CBT has been fantastic - but best not tell them you spend your days talking to a load of virtual gardeners - they'll suspect the worst!!! 

Two Unknown Bushes

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 08:59

That third pic must be on Macro!!! 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 08:35

I've got a cagoule ...................................... somewhere   

The last time I had it was when I went to Peter Grimes on the beach at Aldeburgh last June ............ fortunately I didn't need it ............ but where did I put it .....................


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 08:33

Thanks Verdun  glad you seem to have escaped unscathed - my thoughts are with all those down there having a grim time. 

We've got alternate heavy squalls then sunshine - currently  sunshine, but I know that as soon as I get my walking gear on it'll tip down - I'll see if I can get a bit of a stomp along the harbour when I visit the Aged Ps later this morning. 

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