Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 19:42

Fingers crossed for Wonky's Wendy's Wish (bit of a tongue twister).  I'd not seen it in flower until fairly recently, or I'd have snagged some cuttings.  I aim to get some next year - Wonky, be warned - Dove's coming to your garden in the summer with a sharp knife and a poly bag


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 19:34

Yes, Verdun's about


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 19:19
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Hannah is Spanish, her ancestors probably lived in the mountains, living on scrub and cold winds!  ....

That's probably my problem too - from a long line of 'good do-ers' - put on weight walking past the cake shop


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 18:38

Can I interlope here please?

My daughter Wonky Womble has the most gorgeous salvia Wendy's Wish blooming away beautifully at the foot of a south facing brick wall in her town centre garden in Suffolk.

Does anyone know this salvia - is it likely to survive the winter where it is?


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 18:30
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Not bad here Dove. Not as wet as they said it would be today, about 5 or 6 degrees,  and we didn't have the wind we had yesterday. No jokes now... 

Think tomorrow's to be ok before more rain, wind and sleet comes along on Thursday  

Are you getting more frost tonight? 



Hope not


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 18:20



Posted: 24/11/2015 at 18:18

Hi Fairy    What's the weather like up there now?

Bumblefoot on Chaffinch

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 17:21

It may not be Bumblefoot - there is another viral condition which affects chaffinches causing tumours on the feet


I think the best thing we can do is to keep the feeders regularly cleaned and disinfected.

Recommend a good bird food?

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 17:16

The tits and goldfinches in our garden love sunflower hearts - whereas the robins, dunnocks and wrens go for a mix designed specifically for insectivorous birds who have finer bills, so I have two separate feeders.

I find the ones made by Gardman, RSPB and Notcutts to be equally acceptable to the birds in our garden.


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 17:11

  BL, I had an Exmoor who was the greediest pony alive - I heard that after I sold him to a riding school ('cos he needed more work than we could give him) he walked into an allotment with a child on his back and started eating the cabbages!

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