Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Tree ID

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 13:36

It looks familiar Nut, but I can't place it so have kept quiet - doesn't really look like a willow to me, neither a flowering cherry ....... but what?

The discolouration on the leaf doesn't help of course ... perhaps it'll look more familiar when it has fresh new leaves in the spring

Hydrangea Kardinal Violet starting to lose colour.

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 12:42

I love the various shades hydrangea blooms go through as they fade towards autumn - just as beautiful as the fresh colours of the new bloom, but different. 


Posted: 22/08/2015 at 12:36

Back from farm shop - food put away - now wearing floaty frock and sunscreen - the lounger is out under the trees, but it's too hot out there  ...  29.7C and risingin the shady corner where the breeze blows so goodness knows what it is in the sun ........  tomatoes and chillies are ripening, and the first ever bunches of grapes on our Boskoop Glory grapevine are turning black!!!!!!! 

Crab salad for lunch

Gathering and preparation, treatment of Sumach or Stag's Horn

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 12:07

Hmmm - not that I've everr 'grown my own' - I buy my sumac - but this site says that culinary sumac is the same as Rhus typhina

Serious Eats is a site with a good reputation well regarded by several of my 'foodie friends' .... but I'm not saying it's ok .................


Posted: 22/08/2015 at 10:39

Morning Wonky - enjoy your un-accustomed weekend!!! 

The National Grid man didn't even want a cup of coffee, and the boiler engineer had only just had his breakfast so all he wanted was a cup of tea.  Just as well, we ate the rest of the cheese scones last night.



Posted: 22/08/2015 at 10:04


Boiler has been serviced - just a slight hiccup as the pressure at the meter was wrong, so we now have a nice man from the National Grid doing things in the garage!


Posted: 22/08/2015 at 09:36

Have a good journey Julie   We'll be there in a month's time so please try not to use all the sunny weather up   If you see a tall man with a  labrador say Hello!  It might be Verdun .................

Yellow patches on lawn.

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 09:08

If you do as Fairygirl suggests (and I think it's a good suggestion) sprinkle a little of the seed all over the lawn as well as reseeding the thin patches - that'll help any different colour/texture of the grass to blend in with the rest of the lawn.

Green blobs

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 09:05


Could we see a photo please, with something (coin/matchbox etc) to show an idea of scale?

To post a picture on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post.  Afraid it doesn't work for iphones - yet.

I'm worried ...............

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 09:03

I remember many years ago a friend erecting her chicken pen around a clump of JKW - she said that after a few years of being eaten by the chickens, the JKW had given up and died - that was some 35+ years ago and they've moved on - I'd love to go back and see if it's reappeared - perhaps I'll drive past some time and crane my head over the hedgetops.

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