Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Petition to stop cancelling GW

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 19:30

I just spotted that Lorna ........ what has Dave Morgan started???  

What I don't get is that in the Telegraph article, the BBC talks about the BBC2 viewer liking sport ... as if no one ever changes a channel

Best tools for cutting back large conifers

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 19:16

Must remember to wear my glasses ... thought it said Sheps had fallen off the ladder 314 times

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 18:33

Lovely Chicky

If anyone wants to see our native Pasque flowers in the wild this is the place

one of the most special places I've ever been - Pasque flowers, orchids, broomrapes, fireflies and nightingales - and more besides. 

Hope to go there again soon.



HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 17:56

Wonky - that sounds exciting - looking forward to the pics

Ma slept most of the time I was there, occasionally opening her eyes and looking at me - I would say hello and smile and she'd smile back and close her eyes again. After a couple of hours or so (I had my knitting with me and Classic FM quietly in the room so it was quite relaxing really) she became a bit restless and started fidgeting for a while then dozing off again. Then staff came in to freshen her up and make sure that she was comfortable, and she woke properly and started chatting to them. It's lovely to see the good relationship she has with them.

Bro is visiting her tomorrow and will then be heading to northern Scotland for 10 days with his daughter her hub and their little ones, to visit her husband's grandparents. Bro asked if he should cancel it, but I've told him to go ahead - you can't put your life on hold just waiting ...  we might still be waiting when we're due to go to Cornwall ... unlikely ...  but as my GP said, my parents are made of tough stuff

Hosta - I've just heard from a friend on the foodie forum - she gave up the booze a while back for health reasons and she's having real problems getting to sleep and then even more problems staying asleep.  It seems like a common problem.  Glad it's improving for you ((hugs)).


Posted: 18/04/2016 at 17:09

Horses, cows and goats will also eat holly if it's not too prickly - they especially like the young leaves. 

The holly in the picture doesn't look like one of the most prickly varieties.

Any horses, cows or goats been wandering past lately?

East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 16:54

We're taking each day as it comes here - so I think we should go ahead and arrange something and I'll either make it or I won't.

I've got a Foodie Friend who's also keen on gardening (we swap tomato plants).  She lives near Blickling - anyone mind if she comes along?

East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 10:41

Looks as if Blickling bluebells are expected in May

What about sometime during the first or second week ...?

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 09:46

Hello folks - back from the GP - she's not too worried about my cholesterol, given my otherwise good health and the family longevity!!!   Just got to try to get it down a bit over the next six months by 'being sensible' ........ I told her we have a holiday booked (didn't tell her it was Cornwall tho'  ... we'd better eat mackerel as well as clotted cream).  Also had one of those lady's ***** tests with the nurse - apparently that'll be my last one - not sure whether to be pleased or insulted

Now I'll have a big mug of coffee and see what you lot have been up to, then I'll set off to visit Ma.

Pat - your view is gorgeous!

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 07:56

Sun's out here too DD - shame I can't make today into a gardening day

Morning the rest of you - glad you slept better Hosta

Keen Fairygirl has a magic wand - she's usually happy to oblige ... thing is she was feeling a bit poorly the other day ... hope she's ok now  

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