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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Scotch bonnets help

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 19:46

Great   I wasn't clear whether the photo was before they went out or after.  They'll be much happier now they're back indoors - I wouldn't put chillies outside until mid June.

Enjoy them when you get your harvest 

Scotch bonnets help

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 19:38

Have you brought them back indoors?  I hope so.  They will perish outside if you have a frost or even lowish temperatures -  they are even more tender than tomatoes!

Wildlife garden weeds.

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 19:31

But both are lovely when they flower and so good for insects - I'd let them flower then cut them down.  Some more may spring up next year, they'll look lovely when in flower too but you can cut them down afterwards.  Both are also good food for pet rabbits or dairy goats, so if you know anyone who keeps either, when you cut them down take them along. I've sowed this in my Little Wilderness at the back of the wildlife pond, and isn't this hogweed flower gorgeous?

 In the autumn you can make homes for insects out of their hollow stems. 


Posted: 17/04/2014 at 19:21

Thank you all for your kindness  ((hugs)) 

According to Farming Brother, rain is back on in East Anglia for Sunday!!! He told me this morning it had been cancelled!!!

I'll do the lawn treatment tomorrow

Only one quiche left now - we've eaten a whole one!  I had to look sternly at OH or the other one would've disappeared too - he seems to think that I cook things to be eaten 

Lily beetle on penstemmon plants

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 18:05

The Cardinal beetle's wingcases are longer, duller and sort of pointed-ish whereas the Lily beetle's wingcases are slightly dimpled and very shiny, like patent leather, and sort of squarish at the tail end. 

Rubble pile into flower bed?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 17:57

The difference between a heap of rubble, clay and roots and your garden is immense Nut.  Your garden may have all those things, but it is not a small heap - a pile of topsoil over a heap of rubble etc will just look like a dog's grave, in my humble opinion. 

Mushrooms/Toadstools on my lawn

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 17:29

Brush them off and then mow. 

Morning Glory

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 17:28

I've never pinched out Morning Glory - they've always made good plants and flowered well for me. 


Posted: 17/04/2014 at 17:13
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Gorgeous here now folks - bright blue skies and the blustery wind of the last few days has dropped a bit 

Those of you who have to work today - I'll enjoy the weather on your behalf so you don't miss out totally - I'm kind like that 


star gaze lily wrote (see)

Thanks Dove, look after the sunshine for me, should be home just before 6  I'll look forward to sharing then 

Sorry Lily, I failed miserably - it's raining here - I shall complain to Brother about his expensive weather forecast 

I've made some quiches for supper (well, one for supper, one for sometime over the weekend)

 Salmon, asparagus and tarragon quiche.


However, I've not made the Hot Cross Buns yet - OH is working tomorrow and won't want them for breakfast, so I'll make some during tomorrow for afternoon tea when he gets home. 

Driveway ideas

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 17:07

Alan - given your spinal op etc - for heaven's sake be careful on that gravel - my brother was a very fit man before his foot slipped on that gravel - it took him months and months to be able to walk again without pain!

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