Latest posts by Dovefromabove

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 11:37

Walsingham Abbey is lovely and not very far from us, but I rarely go because whenever I've been at snowdrop time the parking is abysmal - there have been occasions when we've given up and just driven to the coast rather than try to find somewhere to park. 

I could do a Saturday .......... what do people think?


Posted: 02/02/2016 at 09:21

Lily P - yes the wind turbines have a mechanism for slowing them, or reducing torque in strong winds, or even stopping them all together in high winds.  Explanation here otherwise the ones off the north Norfolk coast would take off and be in outer space by now!!! 

BL enjoy your day in London! 

A REAL SCARE.......a body

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 07:53



Posted: 02/02/2016 at 07:11

  Chicky, where on earth is that from!  LOL

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 06:31

I spoke to Wonky last night - looks as if she'll find it difficult to get a weekday off in February - she and her lovely hub may have to do their own mini-walk one weekend.


Iris flowering - is this a problem

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 06:24

I've seen several clumps of dwarf iris flowering in city gardens and on sheltered verges - they're quite early most years , just even more so this year.


Posted: 02/02/2016 at 06:20

Good morning Hazel   G'day Pat

Hazel, hope there's not too much damage and disruption up there - hang onto your hat!  Looks pretty horrid in Scotland

It's pretty gusty and noisy even down here in Norfolk

Keep warm, dry and safe everyone

Busy Lizzie, the restaurant was Brasserie Zedel at Piccadilly

May Trees in Bloom end of January

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 19:01

We had some similar to those where I used to work - the wood pigeons took the cherry-like fruit while they were still green and swelling. 

May Trees in Bloom end of January

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 18:49

I agree with Nut - plum - one of the prunus - in flower all up Newmarket Road here in Norwich

Woodland species that can tolerate strong sunlight?

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 18:12
gardenning granny wrote (see)

.... The forest floor is not made of wood chippings, but from well rotted leaves.....isn't it?

Lots of well-rotted leaves, some small decomposing twigs and the remains of any rotten fallen trees which have been broken down by fungi and bacteria - I believe that the presence of the fungi and bacteria makes a large contribution to the fertility of the woodland floor.

At a push foxgloves can cope with some sunshine if their roots are happy - however I'm not sure that they will be happy in woodchip. 


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