Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 05/09/2015 at 06:45

Hosta   re the quotes thing - after you've put the quote in the message box check and see where the flashing cursor is before you start typing.  It should be at the left hand edge of the message box - if it's aligned with the edge of the quote you need to move it.  But don't worry, if you can't get the hang of it I'll show you when we meet up .... are you using a laptop or tablet?


Posted: 05/09/2015 at 06:39

Good morning everyone

We had the heating on last night ... well, it helped to dry the washing

BL have a lovely holiday

Tootles - lots of luck, may the judges love your jam!

Pat - I just love Pavarottis's voice - glad you enjoyed the concert

Lily, this weather is only a blip - we're going to have an Indian Summer for ten days, starting around the 16th September - Verdun has arranged it for us

DavidK - hope your daughter has a lovely holiday - Ive been to Carcassone (a very long time ago )  there was an amazing fireworks display while we were there - spectacular.

I watched GW then fell asleep during Extra Slice - quite late for me really

Our tree man phoned back last night - he'll come and look at the poorly ash tree and give us an estimate next Saturday morning. 

Today, when it stops raining,  I shall remove more leaves from the toms and pick more tomatoes, runner beans and raspberries, and travel south to visit Ma.  .......


uploading photoe's

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 19:27

This is a post in reply to  a similar query earlier

Birdy13 wrote (see)

I have no problem on my iPad and have answered this problem on another thread. This is my reply copied and pasted across to here. I wonder whether you did as I did when first trying to upload - I didn't realise that after tapping the 'select' box I then actually had to choose where to select from. Anyway, the instructions: I hope I've not missed anything out:

Take a photo in the normal way on your iPad then go back onto this forum.

Tap the tree icon at the top of your posting window and then choose 'Select'.

Then choose ' Photo Library' and scroll through the 'mini pictures' of your photos for the one you want to post.

Tap on 'Upload' and then 'Save' . The photo should appear in your posting window at wherever you left the blinking cursor. then just complete writing your post as normal. You may get an off putting window of computer code come up after 'Save'. If so, just tap the message/ instruction at the bottom of the new window and wait until your photo appears (it's some sort of glitch that appeared a few weeks ago).

if the photo displays upside down you may have to go back into your Photo library to 'edit' the photo by cropping it to a bit smaller size. For some reason that seems to sort out the upside down issue.

Hope that helps


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 19:02

I think that this is the most serious issue Europe has had to face since WW2 and European governments must work together to deal with this ongoing crisis in a structured and properly thought-out way rather than being  emotional and reactive - the British government along, with most of Europe, has been woefully slow in understanding the nature of this crisis and is only now even beginning to address the complexity of the situation - but I refuse to let these difficulties take away my own humanity and I will respond to other humans in distress as best I can and I'm proud of my son for doing the same.


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 18:39

It's not because it's not great to eat that you don't eat it after June, but because the plant needs to build up its energy stores to produce stalks the next season.

All is explained here


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 18:35

You'd put this on your lawn???????????

What plant is this?

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 18:29

Ah, snap Daintiness - that'll serve me right for answering the phone before hitting submit

What plant is this?

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 18:29

It looks more like an hibiscus to me.

What do others think?

Moving an old gooseberry bush

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 17:03

I would take cuttings - I find gooseberries take very well from heeled cuttings. 

They also layer well from branches that touch the ground.


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 16:47

Think Fidgetbones is out of the country at the moment, so not online a lot - if this thread is kept bumped up on the front page I'm sure she'll see it when she gets back.  She's not gone for long.

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