Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 31/08/2016 at 09:14

Oh dear!  You're obviously living in the wrong places - it's been idyllic here in Norfolk for ...............ages and ages ........... it started with wall to wall sunshine when we went on holiday to Cornwall in early June and left our neighbour watering tomatoes and new planted trees (she's also a gardener and very reliable thank goodness).  

It did get a bit overcast in July, but still nice and warm ............ and August has been wall to wall sunshine again and dry, dry, dry - I had to top up the pond again yesterday (the frogs croaked their appreciation), I'm having to water the northfacing Shady Bank,  the lawn is the colour of cardboard again and the tomatoes and grapes are ripening just like the pictures in the books and on the seed packets.  

We've not had a meal indoors for weeks ............... 



Posted: 31/08/2016 at 09:05

I think the changes sound interesting ... as Obelixx says, young people in new builds, or people like Wonky with 'inner city back yards' have to have a bit of gardening background and real creative ability in order to envisage the possibilities ... as long as we still have the birdsong, long vistas and dew drops on roses, whiskers on retrievers etc as well 

Hydrangea problem...

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 08:06

Hydrangea are pretty tough and seem not to succumb to many problems. There's plenty of other things to worry about 


Posted: 31/08/2016 at 07:49

Morning all 

Glorious out there. oH is getting ready for work and I'm in bed with my second coffee. There's nothing I have to do today - I shall potter in the garden then when it gets too warm I shall read my book  .

clari  Look after yourself. Xx

Things I don't get

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 07:39

That's fine Lantana and all you Non offal eating types ... All the more left for us 

Not really a Christmas cake fan, but I like making them. It's a struggle not too ... 

New gardening show

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 23:17

Tried Garden Nightmares ... For five mins ... Turned it off ... 

Things I don't get

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 23:14

Love andouillettes - big treat for me. Love ox and other tongues too. Yum!

Things I don't get

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 21:53

Love tripe, and chitterlings, and pigs trotters, and brawn, and cow heel ................ just love all offal 

Camera Talk

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 21:14

Chinese chives and rhubarb (not a recipe )

Need a solution please

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 21:01

This might be of help 

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