Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 14:57
Busy-Lizzie says:

........ it is very brave of him. The people of Syria are in such a desperate situation and few people are brave enough to go there to help..........

 As Edmund Burke said  ... "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

Shaping rose's episode

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 14:51

Perhaps this old discussion might be helpful 

Autumn fruiting Raspberry

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 13:50

Ours are against a fence ... when they get tall and blow about in the wind we just thread a long string between two hooks fixed to the fence at either end of the row  of raspberries, to keep them from getting too unkempt.  

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 13:46

We were gazing into our pond the other day ... as we often do ... when we saw a group of Smooth newts in the water, getting amorous 

Nothing in the world's more interesting than a good pond 

Swallows - Anyone seen them yet?

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 13:27

I saw one when we were in South Lincs over Easter, but we're back in Norfolk now and I've not seen one since ....... brrrrrrrrrr!  too chilly 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 13:02

Hello Moira 

I echo Topbird's thoughts and those of the others here.  

I understand your huge worry and concern and really feel for you - it must be hellish ... but I realise he has a need to not feel as if he's standing idly by when he has skills that are needed.  

Our thoughts are with you both. x

ID Please?

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 10:55

Yes, I think it's Soft Rush too 

Grows all over the place if it's damp enough - spent my childhood trying to weave with it - not something I'd nurture in a pot.  

english or spanish

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 10:29

They look hybrid to me too.  The defining characteristic is the colour of the pollen, which is creamy white in the native English bluebell - more info here 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 10:15

Shoulder's not completely better BL ... in fact it may be a condition rather than an injury as I'm now getting twinges in left arm as well ... am cutting down on calcium supplements for a while to see if it improves things.  However, I need the exercise as it's very good for my wonky knee - I only play Short tennis and we play to our own capabilities with a soft ball so as long as I'm careful ......... 

Flippin chilly out there ... I've just taken some mealworms out to the robins and topped the birdbath up.

I forgot to say,  we spotted some Smooth Newts getting amorous in our little wildlife pond the other day 

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Fungi ... Radio 4 9am this morning

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Hello Forkers ... August edition

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