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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Would you buy a smallholding?

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 06:14

Lyn that's quite a triumph keeping the farm in the family, gaining organic status and improving the viability like that.  Milk churns on the stand by the gate at the end of the lane - that takes me back

kitchen worktops

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 06:02

For a moment there I thought the kitchen spammers were back - so glad to see it's you Cangran

I've not had a granite worktop but friends and relatives who have are very happy with them.  I must say I prefer natural wood, but it does take a lot of looking after. 

At the moment we have the kitchen that came with the house and it's just ordinary whatever worktops are made of these days.  It's a dark speckle to look like granite - I must say I'd have chosen a lighter plainer colour - this is very difficult to see small things on, like pools of water, drips of oil etc, and it's hard to make it look clean, even when it is.  So if you're going for granite, I'd say go for one of the lighter shades.


Posted: 28/11/2014 at 05:56

Good morning all

Very mild out there for the time of year - yesterday's top temp was 11.6C  last night's lowest was 9.0C.

An exciting day out today - going with Topbird to hear a talk by Cleve West

Modern Technology etc.

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 05:45

That's a god one Cangran

Talkback: Plants for dry shade

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 21:33

I find that my pulmonaria struggle a bit in the dry area under my trees - they need watering quite frequently during dry spells.  They're much happier in the damper area near the pond.

Christmas Door Garland/Wreath

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 21:25

I blame you lot! 

I've just hunted out the old wire frame I used to use and ordered some more florists winding wire and wire stubs.  Now I've got to hunt out some holly and ivy on a walk down to the marshes .... I shall start from scratch this year!

keep of the grass in winter

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 19:19
nutcutlet wrote (see)
.........  It will be a bit lighter there next year as well Dove, that should help. Some big laurels went through the shredder

Right, that makes sense - I thought something was different .

It's just too boggy to do anything out there in my garden at the moment  - and we're on free draining sandy loam


keep of the grass in winter

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 19:01

A bit of spring sunshine and it'll all be looking lush again Nut


Posted: 27/11/2014 at 18:57

Fidget - sounds like you're on a roll - go girl!!!

Enough is enough.

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 18:00

That's my hope too KEF  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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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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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Do bees become addicted? 
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