Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Begonia tubers and dahlias

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 07:39

I wrap dahlia tubers in newspaper and put them in a box in the garage - I make sure that the dahlia stems are pointing downwards so that they drain and rot doesn't set in.

North Facing Border

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 07:35

Mirrors in gardens present a real danger to birds who crash into them injuring or killing themselves - they are unable to distinguish between a reflection and the open sky


Painting walls a light colour will increase the amount of reflected light in the garden, without using mirrors.

Salix Flamingo Tree - Can I Save It??

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 07:27

Float away ...


Posted: 23/11/2015 at 07:25

Lovely pink sunrise


Posted: 23/11/2015 at 07:25

Keep warm Chicky

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 07:24

Thank you Pat - I used to love haymaking when we had the smallholding - as long as the weather held - we were lucky most years!    We had a much smaller acreage  and had individual pens for the horses and goats, so we made the old fashioned smaller bales - much easier for us to handle. 


Posted: 23/11/2015 at 07:19

The sound of next door's windscreen being scraped - I'm so glad I've retired - just over two years ago I'd have been out there doing that ...

Also think the roads are slippery - we're not far from a main road and the big hospital, and I've heard the sirens of emergency vehicles several times already this morning -  thoughts with everyone heading to the salt mines today ((hugs))  take lots of care.

saffron crocus failing?

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 07:15

I like the flavour of saffron in Middle Eastern dishes - there's nothing else like it. 

But you have to buy good quality saffron, and then soak it to extract the flavour.  It is a infrequent and expensive treat


Posted: 23/11/2015 at 07:00

Good morning all   G'day Pat   Good news about the power

Everything is white and sparkly out in the front garden - the first frost of the year - Hosta timed his holiday just right!

The temperature in the back garden is   -0.2C  

Strictly is back!

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 19:32

I think Jamelia has been badly served by her corsetiere - she needs much more support 'up front' - I think the rather 'unfettered bounce' is a real problem for her when she moves quickly.

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