Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 04/01/2016 at 06:12

I'm not sure if the schools go back today, or whether the city will be full of parents and children ......... I like children ........... but only one or two at a time and not when they and their parents are getting fractious with each other


Posted: 04/01/2016 at 06:08


Missing Wintersong too

Covering a Railing

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 06:04

Hi ommthree

Which way does the balcony face and how much sun does it get?

Also, how much weight can the balcony take - there are several climbers that are happy in a large pot of loam-based compost  - but that would be very heavy. 

Multi-purpose compost is lighter, but not as suitable for most plants long-term. 


Posted: 04/01/2016 at 06:01

Good morning all  G'day Pat   That really is a lovely view

Today is the day when we venture into the city to buy OH's Christmas present (clothes).  It will involve coffee at Carluccio's and probably lunch somewhere as well


Posted: 03/01/2016 at 20:06


That's my girl !

Dalek compost bin

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 17:26

Hello Sarah may

Normal garden composting doesn't need heat - it's having the right mix of materials, plus the action of bacteria and invertebrates to break down the material, that produces the compost.

If you have a really large compost heap then heat will build up and speed up the process which is an advantage, but not a necessity.

Hope that helps 

Pond life diagnosis

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 16:24

Don't disturb the sludge at this time of year - it's where the male frogs hibernate through the winter!


Posted: 03/01/2016 at 16:08

Verdun - many congratulations to the new mum and dad, and of course, to that very special Great Uncle   Lovely name

Cricket looking very promising

House plant

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 13:39
Chrissy the gardener wrote (see)

Ah that's what I thought Dove.

thanks all for your quick response, i now know it's an Aloe Vera.

Please read my post again


Posted: 03/01/2016 at 13:30

Miserable day here in Norfolk - so dark and dank that even the seagulls are ignoring the bread crusts I threw out - if they don't want them I'll have to send OH out to gather them up and bin them - don't want to attract rats  

We have our main meal in the evening, but I've prepped everything this morning - herb stuffing (parsley/sage/lemon) has been made and stuffed into the chicken, milk is infusing with onion, cloves and bayleaves for bread sauce, potatoes, carrots and broccoli are all peeled/rinsed etc.  and ready to be cooked ...... I shall now put my feed up for the afternoon and watch a film and get on with my knitting 

Verdun, please keep cheering the English cricketers for me .... on Pa's behalf .... he would be very pleased

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