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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 14:42

Here are some pictures of the distinguishing features of various birds of prey.

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 14:39

That's a male sparrowhawk, not a kestrel. 

Apart f rom the other distinctive markings its  eyes are yellow - a kestrel's eyes are totally dark.

Getting rid of stubborn green manure

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 14:27

Reygrass is winter hardy.  It's doing it's job and preventing the leaching of nutrients from the soil over the winter.  I can imagine however that it's a bit too 'substantial' for containers - I would cut it short with shears and add the shearings to your compost bin, then dig in the remaining short grass and roots.  Do the same with the clover. 


Shrinking Soil Level in new Raised Bed

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 14:05

Good for you!


Posted: 21/02/2015 at 13:45

There was a thread about this earlier

If the posts are correct it seems that they can't be repaired


Posted: 21/02/2015 at 13:37

DD, you need a special type of feeder to feed niger seed otherwise it all spills out - the special feeders have very tiny holes -

So many frosts

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 13:31

We expect to have overnight frosts for a large percentage of the nights in January and February here in Norfolk - I would have expected just the same when I lived in Suffolk. 

My son lives on the Suffolk coast where  frost is more unusual because of the influence of the sea, but the east winds are bitter.

Last winter was freakishly mild - I think we hardly had a frost at all.


Posted: 21/02/2015 at 11:42

Pdoc - if you have to get a new car you could find another life for the old one


Posted: 21/02/2015 at 11:38

Bathroom and downstairs loo gleaming, the kitchen floor has been washed and there's a load in the washing machine.  Now I'm off to the farm shop - can I get anything for anyone?


Posted: 21/02/2015 at 11:35

 Hello Mrs d2

Leeks will keep for a week or two in a cold dark place, but they deteriorate.  I would cook and freeze them in meal-sized portions as leeks with a cheese or white sauce so they can be reheated easily, or even as soup (yum)

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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