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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

New Hedge Decisions

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 15:58

Oh .... got you     

Pa used to give the hedges a good short back and sides just before Bonfire Night - I suppose it 's a bit late to suggest that now  .... I'll get my coat ...........................

Azalea leaves not looking good!!

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 15:34

Can you post a picture for us please?  Click on the tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your message and follow the instructions.   Whoopss, just looked - you've posted pics before - sorry - teaching my grandmother to suck eggs, not that you're my grandmother of course.

I'll stop digging myself into a hole ....................... 


Posted: 12/11/2013 at 15:24

I love applemint John, so good for mint sauce.  It sounds as if it'll be very happy in that horsemanure and compost 

Camera Corner

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 15:22

Thank you John, it's a new camera and I'm just pointing and shooting at the moment, but it's capable of much more - I must find time to download and read the handbook.  It's a Fujifilm Finepix S4500.

The walk was, as you say, very tranquil - I found a dry patch of tree roots by the side of the river and sat there for a while, with the sun on my face listening to the sounds of the riverbank - bliss 

New Hedge Decisions

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 14:53

These are what you need for working on prickly hedges

Camera Corner

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 14:47
My walk across the marshes today.


unusual bird nest

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 14:41

I've watched them in the early spring, creeping up and down the trunks of the ash trees, and also on the walls of our house, finding tiny spiders' webs in the crevices and crannies and especally under the windowsills, to weave into their collection of lichens and mosses before they stuff the nest with feathers - it's such a remarkable nest 

silly quotes

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 14:35


There's many a true word spoken in jest!!!

unusual bird nest

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 14:32


Posted: 12/11/2013 at 14:31

Hello folks, I'm back after a lovely walk over the hill, through the oak woods and down across the marshes - I got home just in time as it's clouding over now.  I'll put some pics on the Camera Corner thread. 

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