London (change)
Today 18°C / 8°C
Tomorrow 19°C / 11°C


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 10:01

I once knew a builder whose hands were always cracked from using cement etc - we discovered that applying Germolene New Skin over the cracks really helped them to heal and keep them free from infection. 


Posted: 06/07/2014 at 09:55

KEF, he was a complete poppet with me, but the dogs and cats kept their distance if he was 'free ranging' 


Posted: 06/07/2014 at 09:15

Verdun, sorry to hear your mum's not too good again - it sounds as if it may have been what's known as a Mini-stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Pa's had quite a few.  They differ from regular strokes in not resulting in any damage to the brain or physical disability.  Pa used to have one in the morning and then be totally recovered by teatime.  It does however increase the risk of a 'regular stroke'.  

Allium, your cat wouldn't have stood a chance against my Cuckoo Maran cockerel 'Everest'  - he looked like this one, only taller ....


what to do about offers that dont offer

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 08:31

If the magic doesn't work try sending an email to 


Posted: 06/07/2014 at 08:29

Sounds like everyone's got a busy day ahead - good luck folks!

Think I'll just potter in the garden, watch the tennis and cook supper 

Lackluster lavender

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 08:27

Have you checked in the roots for vine weevils?


Posted: 06/07/2014 at 08:19

I'm frequently tempted to keep hens again - when I lived out in High Suffolk I had a smallholding and kept 60+ rare breeds and bantams - love them - but we don't have a great deal of room here - and we do like to go away at short notice from time to time - and very early the other morning the neighbours chickens were very noisy indeed, and then I looked out of our front window and saw a vixen trotting past and taking a backward glance at the neighbour's gateway as she went down the hill ...

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 08:07

Right folks!  We need to firm up the plans! 

Can I suggest that we meet at 1pm in the car park?


Posted: 06/07/2014 at 07:53

Good morning KEF

I suspect Pdoc may be rather busy - didn't he say he was taking care of his mother for the week?  

The neighbour's chickens are announcing loudly the arrival of fresh eggs this morning 


Kale & Beans

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 06:48


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
Replies: 4    Views: 130
Last Post: Yesterday at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
Replies: 27    Views: 553
Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
Replies: 12    Views: 307
Last Post: 21/05/2015 at 09:32


Do bees become addicted? 
Replies: 1    Views: 161
Last Post: 30/04/2015 at 15:24

Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
Replies: 25    Views: 554
Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 08:19

Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
Replies: 2    Views: 291
Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 15:22

First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
Replies: 9    Views: 384
Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 11:10

The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
Replies: 1    Views: 214
Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 10:48

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
Replies: 8    Views: 333
Last Post: 23/02/2015 at 11:25

Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
Replies: 0    Views: 250
Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 10:20

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
Replies: 9    Views: 499
Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27


Please help me choose 
Replies: 11    Views: 487
Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
Replies: 3    Views: 399
Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
Replies: 37    Views: 1844
Last Post: 01/01/2015 at 18:00

Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
Replies: 8    Views: 452
Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 16:47
1 to 15 of 111 threads