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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 09:42

 Much as I love Richard Serra's sculpture at Liverpool St Station, I think we've still got a way to go 

dwarf raspberries

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 09:28

Are they summer or autumn fruiting ones Tootles?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 09:25

If only the London underground stations looked like the Moscow ones!



Posted: 18/12/2014 at 09:12

Verdun, we'll get you some of these for the log cabin for Christmas


Plant ID's please

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 08:23

Good idea - and I'd better stop wearing the ones that are four years old and get myself another appointment

Plant ID's please

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 08:21

Maybe you need to borrow my glasses Nut?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 08:19

Lily - I know several people who live in Moscow - one of the most sophisticated and civilised cities on earth - yes it's different to the UK, but that doesn't mean it's worse   But it is very expensive!!!  Of course the current situation may make things cheaper for your family, depending on whether they're paid in UK pounds/US dollars or local currency. 

Don't worry - I'm sure it'll be a fantastic adventure for them - and if you can go and visit you'll have a brilliant time. 



Posted: 18/12/2014 at 07:32

When I fed the birds at work we had a feeder which was a plastic tube with holes in it for feeding sunflower hearts - it had a lid which clipped over the top very firmly!  One day I looked up from my desk to see a squirrel head down and almost totally inside the plastic tube, eating his way down to the bottom!  No wonder those sunflower hearts had been disappearing at a rate of knots!  You should have seen him squirm and struggle to get out of the tube as I walked across the lawn towards him breathing fire!

After that I had to fix the lid down with one of those spring clips you get on the end of a dog's lead


Posted: 18/12/2014 at 07:06

Have a good day Panda

Heirloom Beans

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 06:25

I had a very good crop of Buerre de Rocquencourt this year - they're an heirloom yellow bush wax bean.  I grew them to get a crop of beans between the overwintered broad beans and the runner beans which we can't plant out until after the last frost which is usually at the end of May here. 

The Buerre de R are happy to germinate in cooler temperatures and get going really quickly so I direct sowed them into the veg patch at the end of April. 

Because of our late frosts we need runner beans with a short growing season - I grew White Emergo for the first time this year and was pleased with them - but they're not an Heirloom variety.

If I can find the room this year I may grow some borlotti beans this year - probably Lingua di fuoco which I've grown before - but these will have to be started off indoors in order to have a long enough growing season.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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