Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 20:18

Fantastic news DD ..................... I'd be leaping about with joy if I'd not just done me leg in!!!  

As it is I'll raise a big glass of something vaguely medicinal and drink a toast 

" to Chateau de Gateau ............  and all who bake, eat, live love and laugh there ........ much success to you"

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

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 19:52

Just bumping this up in the hope that Nut .......... or someone ............. sees it .............. 

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 19:49

Takes all sorts 

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 19:39

Some people 'get' conceptual art ..... some people don't  

Cheap Gardening

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 18:51


Learn to grow your  own plants from seed and swap some with other gardeners.  Learn to take cuttings 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 18:42
Obelixx says:

Good job it wasn't nettles Dove!  Rest up and let it heal before you go charging about again.

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 Nettles!!! in my garden???  What are you saying Obelixx??? ................... well .........maybe a few .............  

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 18:40
punkdoc says:

Not sure whether you have seen it, but after the 1 minute silence in Manchester, this morning, the crowd burst into a spontaneous rendition of the Oasis song, Don't Look Back in Anger.

Very moving. 

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 Yes I heard that on the news .......... amazing.  

I was impressed too that the Silence here was even observed by the builders working on a nearby house ..... on the dot the power tools were switched off and not switched back on again for exactly a minute, and I didn't hear a car or a bus on the roads in this area.   The Silence is not always so well observed on 11th November or Remembrance Sunday .

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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 18:29

No choice Joyce    but thanks for the commiserations 

Poetic eh???  

What is this plant in my garden?

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 18:26

I  spent my childhood playing in woodland which was full of it ... I didn't eat it and it never did me any harm.  Daffodils are poisonous, as are foxgloves, potato seeds and many many other common garden plants.

Absolutely no need to panic unless you've mistaken it for spinach and made a salad with it 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 18:22

Oh bu$$er bu$$er bu$$er!!!  

I've had an unstable knee for 20+ years since an injury.  It used to sort of 'give way' from time to time but it's not been a problem for a couple of years and I'd sort of forgotten about it.  However, I was out in the garden this afternoon when i just turned wrongly and my knee gave way and I fell flat on my face in the middle of the Hesperis matronalis.  Not only is that looking a but squashed but my knee aches like heck and I've sprained my ankle and it's very painful.

 I lay in the flowers for about 10 minutes until the pain subsided then crawled on my hands and knees into the house and onto the sofa.

 I had been moving the sprinkler ... it's a good job I'd switched it off, or I'd have been laying there being watered!!! 

OH is home and he's put an ice pack on my ankle and given me some Solpadeine and is getting on with making the supper.  

I was going to plant the runner beans this evening ............... bu$$er, bu$$er, bu$$er 

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