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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Lilies & Cats

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 08:50

We are Pansyface


Posted: 03/03/2015 at 08:43

Morning Hostafan - mind you don't overdo that raking!  Great news about the appointment

Harvesting Potatoes

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 08:41

I would go in gently with my hand and take out as many as I needed that felt around the size of a hen's egg.  As long as the others are still attached to the plant they'll continue to grow.

Gently does it


Posted: 03/03/2015 at 08:36

Mine get a sprinkling of FB&B in the spring when everything else does, and mulching with garden compost.

What's flowering in your garden today?

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 08:29

Snowdrops, Cyclamen coum, crocuses, Vinca major, native primroses and some other primulas, Vibernum Bod. hellebores and Leucojeum - and one daffodil nearly open

Lilies & Cats

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 08:23

I came across someone who was convinced that Daylilies  (Hemerocallis) were poisonous to cats - nothing I could do to convince her otherwise - I even ate a bud in front of her to show they were edible for humans and also showed her the Latin names and explained that they were not the same.  She dug them all up and binned them.

In some cultures the word for lily is used to mean flower e.g. Matthew 6:28  is referring to wild flowers, but the word lily is used in the English translation. Genuses etc were not understood back then.


Posted: 03/03/2015 at 08:15
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

...........  3.2C  and persistent drizzle here   .......!!

Persistent drizzle has ended  .... it's been replaced by torrential rain

Hello from Canada

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 08:08

Great to see pictures of John 's place - we used to have a 9 acre smallholding - a wonderful life but a lot of hard work. 

By the way, Prairie Chickens are a type of grouse.


Posted: 03/03/2015 at 07:57

Morning KEF - didn't see you there


Posted: 03/03/2015 at 07:56

BM, don't think it's the paint - we used non-smelly type and there really hasn't been a smell at all - not even when it was freshly done.  I'm pretty sure it's the lurgy - plus I always used to have dreams that I could remember and then when I was so kn*ckered at work my dreams seemed to stop - perhaps now that I'm more rested my amazing dreams are going to be more regular. 

Topbird wrote (see)
....  Dove - solved the Connect Wall number 2 - Bohemian Rhapsody a bit of a give away for anyone of my age


Breeds of rabbits was a giveaway for me as well!  I got the first wall too, although I wasn't totally clear on the connections.


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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