Dovefromabove


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Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 06:41

Hello all ...have we all had enough rain now? Can someone turn the tap off please...

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 06:35

Hello Chicky! :-). I was out with the camera yesterday too

It's gonna rain!

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 06:32

Lots of rain here last night!

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 06:29

Good morning all   


Anyone else awake?  

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 23:03

Night night folks. Sweet dreams 

Digging up Snowdrop bulbs

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 19:29

Now's a really good time to do it ... perfect in fact.  Just keep them damp when they're out of the ground and make sure you give them a good watering in. 

Last edited: 17 May 2017 19:30:10

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 19:16

Clari ...

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 19:08

Hosta ...after I married my parents and brother sold the farm and bought another ....  I've not been back down the drive for over forty years ... it can't be seen from the road ... 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 18:45

It was Pdoc  

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 18:30

LOL Hosta   It was an incredibly old farmhouse, bits of it semi-derelict with bits possibly dating from the late Middle Ages ... Listed 'cos of the huge fireplace and chimney with two bread ovens, one Victorian one Tudor.  When we moved in there were mice and rats in many rooms and plants (a very pretty old rose, kerria and ground elder) growing through the bottom of the walls into the rooms as they had no foundations and the floors were old pamments just laid loose onto sandy soil.  


The layout of the house was like a lop-sided 'T' and the back wing was the oldest part and had an old dairy downstairs and a couple of very ramshackle rooms above ...the floors sloped so much that there was a difference of over two feet from one side of the room to the other  These were the rooms that we were given as 'play rooms' ... Bro and I had one each ... we kept most of our toys there and do could do messy stuff there and even draw on the walls with our wax crayons  ... we used to climb out of the windows and lower ourselves down to the ground and go out and play without Ma knowing   There were other bedrooms where the floorboards were rotten and crumbling with holes in  ........ don't think it was Posh 


The reason it had a moat was like most large houses of a similar age in that part of Suffolk where the water table was very high ........ dig a moat around an area and it lowers the water table and dries out an area enough to erect a building ... no foundations 'cos if you dig foundations they fill with water, and as these were timber framed houses the timbers would rot if they were in water.  The upright posts were just rested on a dry-stone style brick plinth.  


Oooh, I've rambled on a bit there ...... 

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Shrub ID please

 
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