Latest posts by Dovefromabove

how much time do you need for an allotment

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 09:53

Are there any houses nearby with decent sized gardens that some people might be finding a struggle to maintain?  

What about an ad in a shop window offering to mow someone's lawn, cut their hedge, weed etc on a regular basis in exchange for being allowed to  grow veggies in their garden and share the produce? 

You could then tailor the growing space to your available time.


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 09:46

Why is when I'm in a hurry I always stick the mascara in my eye - if I go out I'll get mistaken for Panda 

plant id

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 08:08

There's lots of conflicting statements on the net.  

Rowan berries are used to make jellies for human consumption.  They are not eaten raw by humans as they taste acrid and like many berries can cause stomach upsets if eaten raw.

The majority of rowan berries are eaten by wild birds.   

In my experience I have never known a dog to eat rowan berries (and I've had many rowan trees and many greedy dogs).  There are lots of plants and berries that could cause stomach upsets to dogs if they ate a large amount of them, but because they taste unpleasant dogs don't eat them. 



Posted: 25/04/2014 at 07:38

Good morning Completely Bonkers and welcome 

Congratulations on the forthcoming wedding!!!

It would be best if you started a new thread with an appropriate title for your bouquet query, then those with appropriate knowledge will see it - not everyone'sbonkers enough to spend their mornings nattering on this thread 

ID Required

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 07:34



Posted: 25/04/2014 at 07:33

Can you post a pic please - that might give us some clues. 

plant id

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 07:32

It looks like a rowan to me - good for wildlife - the birds love the berries (which is probably how it came to be where it is).  Worth keeping - if it's not in the best place for it (and it does look a mite close to that fence) I'd move it in the autumn when it's dormant.  


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 07:16

Good morning KEF   

Inspired by Fidget's bluebells, we are planning an expedition here over the weekend - not far from here so I won't have to keep OH out of the studio for too long 

Helping Solitary Bees - will they all nest in flower pots?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 07:09

They've chosen those pots in their wisdom because they are ideally situated for them - if you move them you may not choose such a good spot and they will leave, or worse, they may perish 


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 07:04

Good morning Chicky   Don't get blown away 

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