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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

My apple tree isn't well

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 19:00

To me that whole branch looks rotten.  What does the rest of the tree look like?

Pond almost done!

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 18:54

That's looking great - stand well back - it'll soon be colonised with all sorts of mini-beasts - ours is teeming with life 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 17:41

Ok, I'll do the cakes, bread and make goat's cheese -  if the rest of you do the milking, feeding and mucking out ........... oh, and you'll have to take responsibility for keeping the fences in good order - I remember the time one of the bullocks found its way onto the local allotments 

I.D please

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 17:23

Could it be a melianthus? 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 17:19

I had one - we had 9 acres, some Hereford bullocks,  a milking herd of up to 7 Golden Guernsey and British Saanan goats, an Exmoor pony, Guinea fowl, a flock of 60+ chickens, several cross-bred ducks and some muscovies, a pair of 'farmyard' geese, a small flock of Southdown ewes, some pigs to fatten and a little grey Ferguson tractor.  

Too old to take that lot on again, but if we're all clubbing together I'm happy to come along and supervise 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 17:05

Woody that sounds lovely - we love sitting out on our terrace - albeit quite a small one 

Well, I've been back on the lawn with my nose in the water again - we also have diving beetle larvae and hoverfly larvae (aka The Rat-tailed Maggot - that's not a nice name is it?)

help needed to identify weed/grass please

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 17:01

If I've got pics on my mobile phone, I email them to myself, download and save the pics onto my laptop and then upload them onto here using the green tree icon in the toolbar 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 16:09

I've just been laying on the grass on my tummy with my nose just above the surface of the pond - think we've got dragonfly larvae as well 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 15:39

They're gorgeous  but they'd probably eat my tadpoles 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 15:37

Are you posting on a laptop/pc?  Some phones/tablets don't show the toolbar 

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Crown Prince squash???

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