Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 02/01/2016 at 17:05

I had the scariest doll called Marian - both of my children were scared of her - even when they grew up - I eventually put her in an auction in a job lot of 'collectables' - about the only way I could get rid of her

A new bloom from the NYD flower count

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 16:32

Count their legs and divide by six


Posted: 02/01/2016 at 16:28

My kids took their special teddies with them when they left home ... son still has his bear somewhere in his bedroom .... and he's 40+     Wonky had a blue rabbit called Ah-ber - think she's still got it somewhere.  I've still got my teddy Edward that the parents bought for me from Hamleys when they knew I was on my way - he's very old and threadbear (that's a joke that is )  .

A new bloom from the NYD flower count

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 16:19

Hope they can find enough to eat ..... perhaps you'd better send out here for a takeaway for them

A new bloom from the NYD flower count

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 16:17


Posted: 02/01/2016 at 14:14

Have a fabulous big birthday year Joyce, and enjoy buying yourself some special presents

New pond

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 12:29

Many garden centres have aquatic sections.  Or you can try these people They're really helpful and their plants are really good quality and value for money.  (I'm not related to them).  If you need advice you can Contact Annette (see the link on their site) who will advise you.

The thing is most aquatic plants aren't sold at this time of year as they're dormant - you'll probably have to wait for the spring.

Lawn trouble

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 12:23

In the past I've turned rough pasture into a passable lawn by using Weed & Feed a couple of times a year and regular (at least weekly) mowing when it's growing.  As has been said, a bit of spiking to help with drainage, and some raking in the autumn to remove thatch (dried grass/moss around the roots) will work wonders


Posted: 02/01/2016 at 10:17

Think Daniel popped in for a few minutes

I'm keeping my fingers very crossed re colds/flu etc.  I've not really had one for ages - the occasional sinus thing but not a real cold.  However, we're going to London week after next for a meet up with foodie forum friends for lunch - OH is convinced all colds are spread by using  public transport ........ watch this space .............


Posted: 02/01/2016 at 10:01

Fg, I think he was trying to give the impression that he was ......... I think he really really wanted to be 'cool' .......   

For anyone who hasn't heard it yet

Much better is his version of Bohemian Rhapsody used in the current Thompson Holidays advert .... luvvit! 

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Dates and Locations etc - is there one near you? 
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Normal for Norfolk???

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Wot izzit?

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ID please

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Look at the canna you gave us! 
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Moving them about ... two questions ...  
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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
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Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
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Blight resistant tomatoes

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Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
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ID please

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A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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