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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 19:15

It's been gloriously sunny and dry here for most of the day - a pleasant breeze pushing the white fluffies along - the soil's drying out and the farmers were back working on the higher land 


Posted: 19/02/2014 at 19:11

That's fine Panda - all the more for us 

KEF, shall I get you a black coffee ready in the morning?  

We've got some Danish pastries proving in the kitchen - I'll pop them in the oven when I get up first thing tomorrow - is that more to your liking Panda 

First time hanging baskets

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 19:01

Just a cautionary note - while it's definitely the time for making plans, it's far too early to start planting up hanging baskets etc, unless you have a frostfree greenhouse to keep them in. 


Posted: 19/02/2014 at 18:58

It was riveting wasn't it Doc?   

We've just had some lovely Suffolk lamb chops, baby potatoes, purple sprouting broccoli, mint sauce and gravy - and there was a bottle of something white and chilled in the fridge that really needs using up 

Lizzie, you'll have to visit Southwold again one day - we could have a mini-meet at The Nelson   Did you visit your grandparents when the Trinity Fair was on? 

Wildlife blues

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 18:51

HURRAH!!!!!!!!!  that's such lovely news 

mole plant

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 17:15

We had it growing in our garden when I was a child - loads of it.  The only time it ever caused a problem was when I became older and Ma gave me an area of the garden for myself - at the age of about 9 I decided I didn't like the spurge (euphorbia) so pulled it out - the sap got on my skin and the sun was shining and a short while later huge red  wheals appeared on my arms and legs - they were treated with calamine.  I survived 

It is a dramatic looking plant in the right place, and I wouldn't hesitate to give it a home in my garden now, if I had the right spot.  

Just be careful, if you do pull it up, wear strong rubber gloves and long sleeves, and probably best to do it on an overcast day. 


Posted: 19/02/2014 at 16:04

Obviously the birds don't read the books 

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 15:53

David, lovely photo - great colour balance - even I can see that   I drove down an avenue of rhododendrons this afternoon and imagined how they'll look when they're in bloom again. 

Design student looking for help!

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 15:50

And anyway Alan, I'll have you know that in my (extreme) youth I was employed at a Hot Rod racing garage, I could change the spark plugs in a Mini engine, and knew how to dry out the points with a hair dryer.  I also came up with the bright idea of popping a table tennis ball in the petrol tank of my then boyfriend's mini as his petrol gauge didn't work - the sound of the ball rattling in the tank meant that the petrol level was getting pretty low. 

Although I worked in the office, for some reason I was often called upon to climb up into the driving seat of a car when it was on the hoist, to pump the clutch or throttle - not easy to do with decorum in a Mary Quant mini skirt 

I was young and naive then ....... old and cynical now 

So don't you cast aspersions on my car maintenance prowess - OH doesn't drive and isn't really interested in any part of the car other than the passenger seat and the cd player - although he can change a wheel under supervision 

Advice on moving hops

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 15:40

Chop them down, dig them up, plant them, water them and stand well back 

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ID please

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Does anyone recognise this? 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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