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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

friend or foe?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 16:03

Keeps the rest of us out of mischief Lyn

friend or foe?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 13:38

Looks like a vine weevil to me too 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 12:58

Lyn - so glad you're getting some help ((hugs))


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 12:25

I've just been watching a pair of bluetits popping in and out of the nest box at the bottom of the garden   I've raked a good few handfuls of moss out of the lawn and bundled it up and tied it to a nearby fence - it'll be interesting to see if they make use of it.  The robins are also in evidence today and a pair of blackbirds that I think are nesting in the back neighbour's hedge

Do you remember those free tulips we got in the Autumn of 2013?  I was going to plant mine out into the front garden but my broken wrist put paid to that plan - the pots just got ignored - and here they come again

 Tulipa 'Ancilla'


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 11:45
Wintersong wrote (see)

Back from gym and shopping, waiting for on-line shopping to arrive.

Bought another window propagator for annuals and a chew toy for Flynn but I'm a little bit miffed as I only buy the expensive toys that are labelled virtually indestructible and feel really robust, this one cost a tenner and he's already got an edge on it. Does my baby have like the meanest teeth in the dog world?

I don't know what else to supply him with as cheap toys don't even get past an introduction and I read that bones are bad for doggies.


It depends on the bones - marrow bones are fine - you can buy them pre-cooked if that's what you (or Flynn) prefer - and ours loved hide chews, pigs' ears etc - we got them from the pet shop back then but you can buy them online nowadays.


Rhubarb crumble (our first picking of the season) has been assembled and will be cooked this afternoon

Now just the bathroom to wipe over and then I'm going to get my seed box out and see what tomato seeds I've got (apart from the ones I've recently bought) ... does that make sense?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 11:08
Lyn wrote (see)

What have I got to lose Dove, my sense of holding it together for one, I am out of fight.

First Pickings 2015

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 10:59

OH has requested custard

GW 2015

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 10:58
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Am I the only person who doesn't know what's happening on May 7th? 





Posted: 16/03/2015 at 10:29
Clarington wrote (see)
Tescos seem to have been looted the shelves were practically bare. I've not seen it that bad since the Christmas season.
Hailing now.

Wot!  No Marmite!!??

Clarington wrote (see)
Tescos seem to have been looted the shelves were practically bare. I've not seen it that bad since the Christmas season.
Hailing now.


Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Good morning all.

We enjoyed Poldark last night, but didn't see the tanker. Perhaps we didn't look out to sea.....

I seemed to focus on the shallower inshore waters

Tree recommendations for my site please.

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 10:24

Don't think crab apples will work if you're wanting to pollard every season like Monty's limes - I'm pretty sure most crab apples flower and fruit on wood produced the previous season, so if you pollard every winter you'll get no blossom or fruit. 

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