Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Mares tail!!

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 14:34

Horsetail grows through tarmac ... don't think membrane and pebbles will stop it. 

I once read something somewhere about increasing the alkalinity of the soil by adding lime weakened the horsetail growth ... no idea if it works but thought it's worth mentioning 

Possible dispute over neighbours new drive

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 14:08

I agree with Hosta   

also this may be of interest 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 12:41

It's ok BL    ((hugs)) ... it's not in the ear canal ... just in the flappy cartilage bit ... the bit where punks used to stick their safety pins ... if it was 'inside' I'd be off to the GP like a shot ... I know what that can be like 

Have a good trip home   I like car ferries ... it always feels like an adventure, even tho' I'm the world's worst sailor and often feel very queasy on board. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 12:34

Thanks for your concern folks   It really has improved a great deal ... there's never been any pain in the inner ear (although there have been some odd sensations in the scalp behind the ear).  It is definitely on the mend ... and if it suddenly turned alarming, we're almost within shouting distance of the big hospital - certainly only an £8 taxi ride.  

It's amazing what you can do when you can't get out into the garden ....... this morning I've made a big pot of mushroom soup for lunch and OH's favourite Cardamom cake for whenever 

Blitzing a garden rant

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 11:02


Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 11:01

I've just been out in the drizzle and planted the lavender and verbascums I bought at the weekend, watered them in and chucked some chicken manure pellets around ... hopefully the rain will settle them in nicely ... hope it's not too strong tho' ... they're just coming into flower ... 

Those of a squeamish disposition ... stop reading here ...

I've had an infection in the cartilage of my outer ear since the middle of last week ... first it was just red and sore, but by Thursday afternoon it was developing white blistery spots ... then these got bigger and looked  and the ear was throbbing ... the pharmacist said it needed antibiotics and steroids which needed to be prescribed by a nurse ... our GP practice has an early morning surgery on Sats and Suns and I thought about going along or even going to the Walk In Centre, but I had made a commitment to be elsewhere and I thought that maybe the NHS had enough on its mind at the weekend so I took soluble aspirin as an anti-inflammatory and put antiseptic cream on it over the weekend thinking I would phone the GP today if it was no better. Today although the white spots of pus have formed into a couple of bigger blisters, the swelling and redness around the rest of the ear has gone down and the throbbing has stopped ... I'm pretty certain that it's over the worst now and in a couple of days it will have gone. Glad my body still seems able to fight off some bugs on its own 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 10:51

Bright sunshine has given way to find drizzle here in Norfolk ... but no trickling sound from the water butts filling yet ... 

Plant id please

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 10:36

That is rather gorgeous 

J Parkers rose delivered dead/diseased?

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 10:22


This advice from multi-award winning Classic Roses may be of help to those with concerns about their roses ... note the advice to hard prune when planting bare root roses 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 09:16

Fairy, think you may be right ... it's clouded over now ... just after I stripped the bed and loaded the washing machine and changed the duvet for the light summer one ............... remember, you have me to thank 

I'm going to finish my coffee and pop out and plant the verbascums and lavender I bought on Saturday before the heavens open .......... 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

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Two shrubs need a name please

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New situation ... ? 
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Wildlife online ... interesting website

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The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Shrub ID please

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Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

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