Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 19/06/2017 at 19:10

Your lawn is a beautiful example of well-considered decision-making Nut  

Help identifying a shrub

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 17:02

Do you have any pics of the flowers?


Posted: 19/06/2017 at 16:59


Rambling Rector

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 16:56

The usual treatment of a Rambling Rector is just to stand back and let it do its thing 

Last edited: 19 June 2017 16:56:41

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 16:31

Ironing???   Je ne comprends pas ... qu'est-ce que ce? 

Friend of Foe? Moved in after Blue Tits left.

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 16:14

Wonderful Hosta ... I love hornets ... well the European ones anyway ... I've a feeling she might find a bird box a bit constricting ... she might build an extension 

They might have been disturbed when that oak tree got damaged in the storm ... they often live in old oak trees.  

Be aware that they fly about a lot in the evenings, and are attracted to bright lights, so if you have the lights on and the windows open they might pay you a visit.  Alternatively if you shut the windows you might hear them knocking on the glass 

If that happens it's a good idea to have a bright light on a bit away from the house to divert them. 

Last edited: 19 June 2017 16:18:21

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 16:08

OH often gets the vacuum and dusters out unbidden in this household ... a discussion yesterday evening revolved around the fact that as I'm older than him I just don't see the dust like I used to     ... and I'm not going to dust anything that I can't see needs dusting am I?  

I did offer to ask the optician for stronger glasses for housework so I can see the dust ... the thought of how I (a fully liberated lady) might explain this to the optician had OH in fits of laughter ... 

We decided that we'll continue as we are ... he'll remove the dust that he can see and I'll remove the dust that I can see ... I've a feeling I've got the best of that bargain 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 15:40

Great to see more pics of Woody's lovely garden .- thanks for sharing Gardengirl   and what gorgeous pots!!!

Clari and Gg, you'll have to form a queue ... we'll be having it with some Swiss chard just picked from the garden 


Posted: 19/06/2017 at 15:12

I'm sure that there are some transferable skills between surgery and gardening ... ensuring that all tools are clean and sharp springs to mind.  However, a large part of gardening is about aesthetics ......... as artists, each with six years academic training, my partner and I make informed decisions about what we do in our garden ......  I dispute your assertion that these decisions are manifestations of  sloppiness and slovenliness ...  I can assure you that they are the result of very careful consideration.

And whilst I would not ask my daughter, a professional gardener, to perform a surgical operation, neither will I be asking any of your students to do anything in my garden other than to lay back and enjoy the perfume and birdsong.  I doubt I could afford their hourly rate.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 14:43

When it was cooler this morning I made a chicken pastilla pie for this evening's supper.  My first bit of 'proper' cooking since The Fall!  Using filo meant that I didn't actually have to stand at the worktop for very long ... just long enough to mix the filling then line the pie dish and fill it and fold the cover over. 

We'll have it at room temperature with some wilted Swish chard for supper. 

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