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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

burnt umbrella bamboo plant

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 09:22

If the leaves are sunburned and yellow I'd cut them off at the base - if it's in a container then you can move the plant into the shade , but otherwise treat it as normal - it will shoot again from the base. 

They are happiest in semi or dappled shade 

what shrub is purple flowered beauty?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 08:41

The description of 'small simple leaves' doesn't sound to me like a thalictrum aka meadow rue - looking forward to more pics 

Neighbour garden issues

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 08:34

Very sound advice from Topbird 

Having worked for a local authority I absolutely agree with her suggestions. 

Are these wild raspberries?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 08:21

Leaves aren't right for blackberries.  

As has been said, a rubus of some sort, not one cultivated for culinary use so unlikely to be very tasty but not poisonous.  

Re foraging - it takes a lot of knowledge and experience to be able to teach other people about foraging - what's safe to eat and what's not.  $50 = £30 approx - that seems to me to be reasonable payment for someone's time and expertise.  

Don't eat things that you don't absolutely know are safe to eat - I could show you fruits, leaves and fungi that are safe to eat, and eat them in front of you - and then show you some that you thought looked the same, but they would actually be harmful if you ate them.

well hello there little mushroom

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 07:52

It's not doing any harm - just enjoying the combination of warmth and dampness 


Posted: 29/07/2014 at 07:51
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Morning all you lovely people 

Re the Games - does your heart good Dove, doesn't it? The podiums were made from  timber from the trees (elm) which had to be taken down during construction. There's a little surprise for the athletes when they go the airport to go back home. They'll get one of Scotland's most iconic emblems to send them off.  Hope the weather holds............. 

A herd of wild haggi??? 

Paolo Nutini???

Archie from Balamory???



Posted: 29/07/2014 at 07:39
KEF wrote (see)

.... Dove, I was reading about your tomato plantation, are many of them for cooking?

If we don't eat them immediately  I slow roast them in the oven with some Extra Virgin Olive Oil, garlic and sea -salt then freeze - a brilliant base for pasta sauces and brings summer sunshine to lots of other dishes through the winter 

Oh Verdun - what have you done???   It'll take them for ever to sort that out 


Posted: 29/07/2014 at 06:58

Good morning Bekkie and anyone else who's around 

I spent yesterday evening watching The Games - some amazing swimming!!!  Also I'm so impressed with the way the Para-events have been integrated into the programme with all the other events rather than sidelined into another programme after most of the crowds have gone home as has been done in the past.  Para-athletes are athletes, first and foremost and it's great to watch 

Well, we didn't get the promised heavy thundery showers yesterday, just an insistent dampness.  Today has dawned bright and dry with blue skies - I shall be hanging yesterday's washing out as soon as it's had another rinse to freshen up after sitting in the basket for all of yesterday afternoon and evening.  

Think I'd probably better have a got at the lawns too! 

Fidget, sorry to hear about Hedgie, but maybe there was more wrong with him than the dehydration - as with other animals, they're not all born perfect.  But where there's one baby hedgehog there are adults and siblings so that's really good news 

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 06:33

what shrub is purple flowered beauty?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 06:21

Can we have a close up of the flowers and another of the leaves please? 

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