Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 23/12/2013 at 07:30

Morning  KEF   well done with the spammer - what very odd stuff 


Posted: 23/12/2013 at 07:17

Don't rely on vinegar.  Dig the ivy out and then just use glyphosate on any new shoots that reappear.  Check my photo above - that 'hedge' of ivy was totally removed without the use of any chemical and it has not returned.  That area is now a veg patch. 


Posted: 23/12/2013 at 07:13

Good morning all 

Yes, stay safe everyone ((hugs)).

Today is the day I'm collecting Gertie the Goose along with her accompanying chipolatas, bacon, sprouts, parsnips etc.  I will cook the gammon and make more mince pies and sausage rolls, make the breadcrumbs for the bread sauce and stuffing, and make the spicy baked red cabbage.  Is there anything else on today's list .................. there must be 


Posted: 22/12/2013 at 20:24

Hello folks - pressies all delivered up here in the East.  

Batten down those hatches over in the west - I understand it's coming our way later - as long as I've picked up Gertie the Goose before it gets here we'll be fine - we've got plenty of food - if it gets too bad down there Verdun, just tow that cabin up here - enough gammon, goose and gossip here  to last all the Forkers for a fortnight   Just bring your own chocolates - we've not got any - I prefer cheese to chocolate and we've got lots of that 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 10:09

David - type your post - select the pic etc, but before you insert it move the cursor to a couple of lines below your post - it works for me - Merry Christmas 


Posted: 22/12/2013 at 10:06

Fg, I had to re-read that - I thought you were going to give us a recipe for cooking Cornish Piskies 


Posted: 22/12/2013 at 09:19

Ah, perhaps she'd spotted a potential one around the corner then - she certainly had a spring in her step 

And good morning Nut - Merry Christmas to you and OH 

Sports personality

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 09:17

Nigel M may not have had much of a personality, but he certainly made up for it with his forceful moustache ...........  maybe Andy Murray should grow a moustache 

New Family Home with Lovely Garden - worried beginner

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 09:10

Don't worry too much - gardening really isn't as difficult as it sometimes seems 

Some of us make it more difficult for ourselves by growing things we love in situations that don't really suit them, but you won't do any harm by just watching your garden for the first few months, and finding out what you've got there - I'm sure you'll soon find some little green shoots peeking through the soil - enjoy 


Posted: 22/12/2013 at 08:42

Good morning all - I'm heading for the Suffolk coast to deliver my son's birthday present, then onwards to daughter and son in law's delivering their Christmas presents as they're spending Christmas Day at home with step daughter   

I woke in the night and looked out of the window and saw a beautiful vixen on the grass bank outside - she stood for a while, ears pricked, watching something - then trotted off towards it - from her attitude she may well have been joining another fox - she certainly didn't look as if she was hunting.  It'll soon be the mating season and we'll hear them screeching in the night.

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