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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Where are the ladybirds and grasshoppers

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 17:34

We had plenty of grasshoppers and crickets too - some of them came indoors and had to be taken out again - they seem to like being in our rather rampant herb garden near the back door 

We only had a few ladybirds last summer, and we saw most of them towards autumn - I agree with MMeerkat and think that long cold spring is to blame. 


Posted: 14/01/2014 at 17:30

We haven't had any cake 'cos it's a Fast Day - supper in half an hour (cold rare roast beef and HM coleslaw)  ......... then we can have a piece of cake for pudding 

Toad in the Hole KEF?  That's a favourite here - think it's a possible for next week   mind you, we might need to fast more than usual next week - we've got a weekend of eating out with friends in London coming up 


Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:22

Yep, all I'm going to do today is make a quick coleslaw for supper - apart from that it's feet up and knitting time.  

Anyone putting the kettle on?  There's an Apple and Apricot cake cooling in the kitchen 

Neighbours not wildlife friendly

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 14:21

Don't say anything - just lead by example   

September Raspberries

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 14:02

Autumn-fruiting raspberries don't grow as tall or need as much support as the summer fruiting ones - there's information here


Posted: 14/01/2014 at 12:28

I've put some more on the photos thread KEF 

Verdun, I occasionally wonder whether the golf club would miss a few barrowloads of those leaves, but really don't think I could push a barrowful up the hill 

Camera Corner

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 12:23

 Photographs from my walk on the marshes today. 


Posted: 14/01/2014 at 12:06

Right, I'm back from a couple of hours on the marshes - it was glorious!  Green woodpeckers calling, Gt Spotted woodpeckers drumming, and I saw one - he was drumming in a tree above my head, couldn't really focus on him very well but here he is.  If you click on the pick and zoom in you'll see him a bit better ....

 The birds definitely think it's spring - the robins were flitting about in pairs, as were the bluetits, and I saw a pair of jays prospecting for a nest, and there were new shoots on one of the elder bushes

And if anyone wants some leaf mould ...

 there's plenty making here 


Can anyone identify these worms?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 09:00

Googling suggests that they might be fungus gnat larvae - google for images of them and see what you think. 


Posted: 14/01/2014 at 08:36

Hi KEF, I could send it by Carrier Pigeon 

I thought I would take the camera, but now I'm going to go earlier than planned as I've just had a text saying I've got a delivery (not garden related) arriving between 12.30 and 1.30 ish.

If you want something to do, my bookcases need a good sort out 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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