Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Battered Foxgloves

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 14:47

They'll be fine - they'll grow a new rosette of leaves at the base of the plant before they put up a flowering spike in 2017. 

Is crop rotation absolutely necessary?

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 14:32

My rhubarb takes up a plot about one metre by one metre all by itself

Who's going to the gym in the new year.

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 14:02

Hear! hear! Fairy - gardening, tennis, cycling and walking will suit me just fine

Last edited: 30 December 2016 14:02:38

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 14:00

At a previous house we had a Malus 'Golden Hornet' outside the front window and it was badly afflicted with Woolly Aphid every winter ... the Long-tailed tits came in flocks to feast on the woolly aphids, they absolutely love them.  It was worth having a sickly tree just to enjoy watching them. 

I've just been outside here - I could hear the Longtails in the big ash tree but couldn't see any (the fog has come down again).  In the spring they gather tiny spiders' webs from the house eaves and tree trunks to make their nests.


Posted: 30/12/2016 at 13:29

I love watching them dance among the short grasses on the clifftops by the sea - magical

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 13:22

Fairy ... I live in Norfolk and I've been to Loch Lomond !!!  And we've had fish and chips at Tyndrum

Did anyone else love Rutland Weekend Television's The Entire Universe as much as we did?  We thought it was the best thing on TV by miles   Deserves a BAFTA

Last edited: 30 December 2016 13:23:12

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 12:46

Our garden is full of birds at the moment - lots of goldfinches are harvesting the rudbeckia seedheads as well as visiting the sunflower heart feeders, and we've got bluetits and coal tits, dunnocks, robins, house sparrows, blackbirds, collared doves and wood pigeons as well. 

I've put porridge oats, suet, chopped apple and raisins out for the blackbirds, and mealworms and 'no grow' seeds for the dunnocks and robins, and of course I'm making sure the bird bath is defrosted every morning.

Info re feeding peanuts here

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Posted: 30/12/2016 at 12:38

I love the way they seem to be suspended from thin air - their little wiry stems are almost invisible

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 12:31

We didn't have any Quality Street this year ... just two packs of Lindor, a box of rose Turkish Delight and a big wedge of raspberry and almond nougat  - we've eaten all the chocs, most of the Turkish Delight and are rationing ourselves to a slice of nougat each evening ... we've also got some chocolate money ... we've not seen any children close up this Christmas so we may have to eat those ourselves as well

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 12:04

Good to see you Fairy

Glad Fairylet is on the mend ........................

The bad colds seem to be centred in East Anglia  - we're blaming Her Madge who should've stayed in London rather than bringing her germs to Norfolk ............ maybe she'll share them with you lucky lot next time she visits Balmoral?

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