Latest posts by Dovefromabove

What is killing my willow

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 07:42

Kris didn't know ... and the pesticide companies market their poisons as if all insects are pests,  and they don't say check what you're spraying for first.

It's sad that these have died.

If we can help Kris to get his willows more healthy, hopefully there'll be more caterpillars next year and he'll enjoy knowing his trees are contributing to improving the much needed population of moths and other pollinating insects. 


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 07:34

If people are going to integrate, they've got to be made to feel welcome.

I think we managed it fairly well with the Ugandan Asians who came to Britain when Idi Amin threw them out - most of them are now well integrated members of the British community.  It could be done again if we put our minds to it and stopped turning our heads and passing by on the other side.

Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 07:25

We'll be sunning ourselves in Poldark Country, otherwise ................... another time maybe

Hope everyone who goes has a fantastic time - it certainly looks worth visiting!

Camping site for birds

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 07:19

That is gorgeous!

Should I remove brown 'peace lily' leaves?

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 07:18

Yes, cut them off at soil level.

Hope it recovers well and blooms beautifully for your mother


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 07:15

Good morning Pat   You snuck in there while I was typing - yes, I had a bit of a lie-in and OH brought me my first mug of coffee in bed, rather than me coming down and doing the honours!


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 07:14

Good morning all

The migrant situation is sadness and desperation beyond belief - we have to do something to help, and it has to be done in a positive organised way, not reluctantly and piecemeal - so that those who come here have the support they need to integrate and feel part of the communities they have fled to, rather than become alienated and resentful - otherwise there will be generations of trouble ahead for Europe as well as the Middle East.

And Hostafan - get your point  

Plague of giant slugs

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 19:50

Absolutely agree Verdun - all we can say is what works for us

Plague of giant slugs

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 19:20

This is one


Should I encourage house mice into my garden?

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 18:34

Spotted weasels Lyn!!!  Wow!!!

I've heard of spotted polecats

 but spotted weasels ......... that's a new one to me

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