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Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 11:38

DD   Phew!  Have a glass of something celebratory this evening

KEF, well, if you're buying - I do like a nice piece of steak

New Dralek

Posted: Yesterday at 10:45

I think you just stir it (you can buy a stirring thing for them) rather than 'turn it' top to bottom.  The idea is that when the compost is made you just shovel it out of the bottom and use it. 

Never tried it as we've always had square wooden bins, but I think that's the theory.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: Yesterday at 10:41

Lily - thinking of your friend and all who love and care for her ((hugs))

Big weed problem

Posted: Yesterday at 10:40

Look on the bright side - if the clover wasn't there you'd just have a load of mud by the time the winter weather has finished with it. 

Clover takes nitrogen from the air and fixes it in its roots, so when you kill it off and dig it in next spring it will provide nitrogen for your grass - just as a green manure would.  In fact some varieties of clover are grown just for that purpose. 

Explain to anyone who asks about your lawn that growing clover over the winter is intentional as it will provide long term benefits to the soil

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 09:31

It's like the price of most things, the costs of transport, packaging, processing, admin etc are usually much higher than the cost of actually making the object and form a large proportion of the selling price - ask M&S

The mystery of the disappearing hedgehogs

Posted: Yesterday at 08:38

Our regular big hog is still visiting most evenings - but he's always been late to start hibernation - he builds his hibernaculum mainly from fallen ash leaves from our big trees, and they always hang onto their leaves until quite late so I wonder if that's something to do with it?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 08:30

Morning Panda, KEF, Bekkie, Mrs G and anyone else I've missed

 

KEF wrote (see)
.....Dove you have one fit OH out on a push bike in that wind.........

 

I've got some SM shopping to do too KEF, see you there ......

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 07:28

DD - hope all goes well for son this morning - I'm sure it will ((hugs)).  They discovered my daughter had a heart murmur when she was a child - they said she may have had it all the time or it may have developed - they said it was 'innocent' and nothing needed to be done - nothing has been done and she's all grown up and married etc, and she's fine.  

Miniature Rose

Posted: Yesterday at 07:13

I think it depends on whether we're talking about those tiny little roses one can buy in pots/baskets which are so small they can sit on a windowsill, or whether we're talking about a patio rose - which are varieties of rose  with compact growth which are sold with the advice that they do well in containers on patios etc.  e.g. http://www.primrose.co.uk/-p-66005.html?adtype=pla&kwd=&gclid=CPPXv6vNv8ECFbHHtAod3UoABw

They're really quite different.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 07:04

Good morning all

Great photos Chicky - glad you had a good time.

I was sure that I'd posted to tell you OH got back from his bike trip to the shops and that we'd had home made soup for lunch and several other posts, but they seem to have been blown away ..........

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02
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