Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 29/07/2015 at 06:55

Good morning all

It's dry outside!!!  well, dry-ish anyway, and the sun is shining, even if there are some grey rather than white clouds dotted over the blue ......... quite breezy and 13C ..... wonder what the day will bring?

We had our first meal of runner beans last night - I don't remember picking them in July for a very long while - quite chuffed

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 19:46
Topbird wrote (see)

Lovely pics BL - so much colour - looks like you had fun on the horsies and were a bit luckier with the weather!

We're planning a bike ride for next week (if it warms up) which will include the pub you and Dove visited (purely for the purposes of ensuring we don't suffer from dehydration of course...). Will probably pop into the church too (as I think you did) - I think it has a 'good' font?

It has a superb font - Wonky was christened there a good while back and married there three years ago next week - I sang in the choir there for years and years - it has a remarkably rude lectern, box family pews with doors where small children can be kept entertained with Dinky toys and lego during long sermons, and specially designated areas at the back for Young Men and Boys had to sit, out of harm's way.

Opposite the church is the Guildhall which houses the village museum which is well worth a visit .  Allow yourselves plenty of time to visit Laxfield

Rainwater collection/ stagnant water

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 17:58

Have you tipped it out yet?  We're waiting ..............................

sweet corn dying

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 17:30

Sweetcorn is a very thirsty plant and needs a lot of water.  When I grew it I'd put the sprinkler on for half an hour each evening unless we'd had heavy rain that day.

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 17:27

Lovely pics BL Isn't that carousel fun!  I've been riding on that since I was quite young, and Wonky went on there before she was born

Help with identity please

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 17:23
Peter Reynolds wrote (see)

Many thanks for all the replies, it's great having all this input.  After what's been mentioned about tree suckers it reminded me that there is a tree stump from a tree that was cut down about 6 months ago but never 'finished off'.  Could this be sending out tree suckers?  I've just been out and drilled the stump and filled the holes with poison to hopefully kill this thing off and see if this is the culprit.

Think you may have your answer - what sort of tree was it - were the leaves similar to the ones in the picture?


Posted: 28/07/2015 at 16:20
Verdun wrote (see)

If true, that's a shame Dove about Bressingham  ...


I think it's going to work out ok, 'cos the family have continued the nursery and sell the plants on-line

Very unusual plant

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 15:52

There are huge echiums in the churchyard in Cromer (right on the edge of the North Sea) as Verdun says 20ft plus - I'm sure they've been there for a few years now - the flower stalks die down but new ones seem to grow from the base.  I suppose they could be self-seeded

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Gardener's Garters

Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
Replies: 26    Views: 713
Last Post: 13/07/2016 at 14:17

Blight resistant tomatoes

Replies: 5    Views: 355
Last Post: 18/07/2016 at 11:35

Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
Replies: 13    Views: 547
Last Post: 19/06/2016 at 18:14

ID please

Replies: 4    Views: 307
Last Post: 12/06/2016 at 14:22

A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
Replies: 7    Views: 391
Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 19:01

Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

Replies: 5    Views: 395
Last Post: 14/05/2016 at 17:14

Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

Replies: 5    Views: 387
Last Post: 07/05/2016 at 16:05

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
Replies: 1936    Views: 63158
Last Post: 01/06/2016 at 09:23

Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
Replies: 25    Views: 1106
Last Post: 23/04/2016 at 15:42

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
Replies: 7    Views: 371
Last Post: 17/04/2016 at 12:49

Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
Replies: 59    Views: 2424
Last Post: 15/05/2016 at 20:59

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
Replies: 1832    Views: 51593
Last Post: 04/05/2016 at 14:04

Whoops! I've done it again ......

Replies: 24    Views: 1300
Last Post: 12/03/2016 at 16:05

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
Replies: 1827    Views: 47671
Last Post: 01/04/2016 at 06:01

A Gardener's Hands

The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
Replies: 42    Views: 1862
Last Post: 23/02/2016 at 19:49
1 to 15 of 171 threads