Dovefromabove


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What will be left standing?

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 22:01

I may well move the canna into the studio if the storm comes here! The bloom is just opening 

Small pansy?

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 21:59

That's a pleasure yet to come for me 

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 21:49

Sweet dreams everyone  

What will be left standing?

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 19:37
Hostafan1 says:

tsk, I don't mean you guys Dove. You're guests, not holidaymakers.


See original post

 

What will be left standing?

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 19:21

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 19:02

Hmm - that's what I was thinking ... but it is a long way to the far end ... at least it's downhill 

What will be left standing?

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 19:00

Some big waves too down your way so they say Verdun - let's hope the holidaymakers are sensible and keep away from the sea fronts and harbour walls 

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 18:50

Hosta - sort of between the far end of the polytunnels and the top end of the veg patch where the woodchip pile is?  Or would you worry about sparks etc making holes in the polytunnels? 

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 17:59

I'm old enough to remember when the farmers burned the stubble fields - as I got older (11/12 ish) Pa would allow me to help him - I remember him teaching me how to gauge the direction and strength of the wind - where the fire-breaks should be ploughed, the safe place to place the tractor and bowser of water in case of emergency.  Then he would light a row of straw and pick up some burning straw with a pitchfork and take some from row to row, igniting them as he went.  As soon as he knew I could be trusted to do exactly as I was told he allowed me to do a little of the same.  


And then we would sit with our sandwich supper and watch the field blaze as the sun went down.  Soon the field was just long stripes of charcoal ash and the flames died down.  Afterwards we would walk all around the field ensuring that the flames had all gone out before we left the field   It was an amazing process to take part in and to watch ... but I'm glad it's not done any more.  Not all farmers were as conscientious as Pa and much damage was done, not to mention the harm to invertebrates etc.  

Can anyone tell me what kind of tree this is?

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 17:01

Hi and welcome 


I can't see it very clearly, but my guess is that it's Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula' aka the Weeping Willow-leaved Pear. 

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