Latest posts by Dovefromabove

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 19:41

BL bless 'em   turning up on the doorstep to let you know they're hungry  - love it   Glad it wasn't tipping down with rain 

So...Resurrected and Rebooted

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 18:47
Lantana says:

...  Dove, I once used one of OH's best-est red wines he was keeping for a special occasion  when I ran out of wine and I wanted to do a Spag Bol sauce. Well I didn't realise how expensive it was (it had been a gift) but the result was very good even though I say it myself. He still remembers that.....

See original post

 Whoops!  As long as he enjoyed it 

So...Resurrected and Rebooted

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 17:48
Ladybird4 says:

My favourite food is Chinese - I think I could happily live on that. My preferred alcoholic drink and I really don't drink much is real ale. Old Speckled Hen is my all time favourite followed by Black Sheep.

See original post

 I used a bottle of Black Sheep in the beef hotpot I made yesterday - well, nearly a whole bottle - a little bit of quality control had to be carried out first 

So...Resurrected and Rebooted

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 17:45

Put your feet up and keep warm Hazel ((hugs))

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 17:26

The Belgian Monk is down a little back street a couple of streets away from the marketplace - our experience is that people only seem to find it if they're looking for it.  It's very popular with real ale types and fans of continental beers - they carry a huge range.  They also do very good sausages 

Fidget - what a PITA 

As snug as a bug in a rug

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:48

That's lovely news Jacqueline ... glad that you have plenty to entertain you.  Best of luck with the rest of your recuperation 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:45

Glad your shoulder withstood the mucking out BL, not to mention the weeding 

OH can't stand loud music in restaurants etc, either, so I don't think the Belgian Monk would've been the place you mention - we've certainly never noticed it and OH would have refused to go back there if it was noisy ... unless someone had the music turned up the day you were there ... 

Good for you and all the other volunteers organising and sorting the clothing for the refugees and other needy souls xx

So...Resurrected and Rebooted

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:11
Muddle-Up says:

We're expecting stormy weather tonight.  Got just the one black bag of leaves collected...only another 19 or so to do!  Planted the bluebells.  Enough's enough for one day.  Outdoor housework!

See original post


A friend's sign-off says, "No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !" 


Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:03

Hedge problems... Help please :(

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 15:52

Hello and welcome Josh 

There's an old saying 'Growth follows the knife' meaning that pruning stimulates growth.  In late January (i.e. before bird nesting time)  I would cut the side of the hedge back and feed the base of the hedge with some Fish, Blood and Bone meal which is a slow release organic fertiliser.  (it won't do your dog any harm - some dogs eat it!).

If possible try to shape the hedge so that it's a bit wider at the bottom than the top .... an A shape ... this means that the base of the hedge won't be shaded by the top and the sunlight will also stimulate growth. 

Privet is a pretty tough plant and benefits from a good cutting back every now and then, so don't be afraid - go for it. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Pond mystery solved

Replies: 2    Views: 251
Last Post: 06/04/2017 at 11:33

Hello Forkers - April edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat for everyone to get together and socialise 
Replies: 1281    Views: 29976
Last Post: Today at 21:56

Ceratostigma willmottianum

Is it too late to cut back? 
Replies: 7    Views: 180
Last Post: 30/03/2017 at 12:27

A wind-up/solar powered radio

Ideal for greenhouse or potting shed 
Replies: 1    Views: 202
Last Post: 11/03/2017 at 18:51

Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
Replies: 8    Views: 420
Last Post: 17/02/2017 at 14:48

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
Replies: 87    Views: 2470
Last Post: 23/02/2017 at 10:39

Another ID please

Replies: 4    Views: 466
Last Post: 04/02/2017 at 10:31

ID this flowering tree please

Replies: 2    Views: 286
Last Post: 02/02/2017 at 11:19

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things ... 
Replies: 1307    Views: 34328
Last Post: 01/03/2017 at 06:56

When dreams come true ...

Replies: 3    Views: 377
Last Post: 30/01/2017 at 15:59

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things  
Replies: 1468    Views: 42246
Last Post: 01/02/2017 at 08:27

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

What is blooming in your garden? 
Replies: 48    Views: 2132
Last Post: 04/01/2017 at 16:35

RIP Rick Parfitt

Replies: 5    Views: 491
Last Post: 26/12/2016 at 12:31

Stolen wheelbarrow in Cornwall

Replies: 4    Views: 547
Last Post: 20/12/2016 at 10:12

Brrrrrrrrrrr! Cold night ahead

Temperatures are going to drop like a stone 
Replies: 9    Views: 578
Last Post: 28/11/2016 at 07:18
1 to 15 of 200 threads