Latest posts by Dovefromabove

White fungus in soil ?

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 19:08

We've got lots of that in the soil under the lawn in this garden - we've been here several years now and it's not caused any problems - as has been said, most fungi are beneficial as they break down organic matter and make it available to plants. 

Tree branches dying - don't know why

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 19:05

Does anyone else think the tree might be one of the Prunus varieties?

If it is, you mustn't prune it until June/July next year, pruning at the wrong time of year will make it susceptible to Silver Leaf Disease.  


Posted: 17/08/2016 at 17:01

 We'll record it as well - thanks for the heads up Hosta 

Native fruit trees

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 16:59

I would plant some bullace - a shrubby native cherry/plum - makes delicious pies and bullace wine is wonderful, but of course, the fruits are also much loved by birds. 


Posted: 17/08/2016 at 16:15
Hostafan1 says:

Afternoon all. 

The Big Bit of grass has been cut in 3.5 hours. A new record.....I.

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Have a gold medal Hosta



Posted: 17/08/2016 at 15:59

KEF's most recent post was on 18 July ... wonder if she's visiting her friends in the Med?  Was it Cyprus they moved to?   Or maybe they've still got the builders working on the house? 

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Posted: 17/08/2016 at 15:55

Not lately P'doc 


Posted: 17/08/2016 at 15:37
Hostafan1 says:

Dove, he says if I do the bathrooms, he'll do the rest.

Watch this space.

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 My bet is that you get a new cleaner by Christmas ... if not considerably sooner 

Obelixx - the new place looks interesting ... the grounds I mean, not the interior - although I'm sure that'll be lovely once you've got it sorted 

The visitor who cancelled this morning phoned again and was able to come along as her father's GP had already turned up and he was on the mend - she'd brought over a lovely condolence card with my name on, which had been found among the belongings of my young friend who died shortly after Ma passed - they'd not wanted just to put it in the post, so someone brought it over in person ... very kind. We sat in the garden and reminisced about her for a while. 

After that I watched the 'lympics while I went through two large trunks of the Aged Ps' belongings and paperwork which had been sitting in our garage waiting for them both to die before I could go through it all and throw a large proportion of it away. Lots and lots of rubbish, but also paperwork regarding the purchase of their first Suffolk farm back in the 1950s and the second in the '80s other similar stuff - I'll pass that on to Bro as he has the farm now.

There's two lines full of dry washing out there in the sunshine and I nearly got the ir*ning board out to flatten a couple of shirts, but OH has convinced me that I've done quite enough for today and should put my feet up if I'm going to cook some mackerel and grate a pattypan to make a courgette salad later on. 

Anyone going to join me on the sofa to watch more 'lympics?  Don't sit on my knitting needles ....


Posted: 17/08/2016 at 09:36

Absolutely ... but you know what the press are ... they want him to 'say the words' ........... none of their business 


Posted: 17/08/2016 at 09:30

Bushman - glad you're getting sorted ((hugs))

Yvie, that's gorgeous 

Hosta   you'll have to get another cleaner ... you'll never manage to keep it up to OH's standards! 

P'doc - used to love putting our cozzies on and getting Pa to spray us with the hosepipe on hot summer days 

Had been expecting a visitor for coffee, but she's just rung to say she's got to go to her father's care home as he's unwell - so I'll get on with some other jobs this morning .......... when I've drunk this coffee 

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