Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Standard rose

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 19:19

No ... many roses produce good shoots from below ground ... not all roses are grafted.  

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 16:11

Fairy, mealtimes when I was a child featured in depth discussion about animals' bodily functions, particularly the state of their bowels or oestrus, then total silence for the Weather Forecast.  No wonder OH used to find my table-talk a bit disconcerting when we were first together  


Posted: 04/08/2017 at 15:02

That's a shame ... but you've made the move and they know that you're willing to be neighbourly should they eventually change their mind and decide that they need good neighbours ... some people have had difficult neighbours in the past so prefer to keep them at arms length ... or have had neighbours that try to take over.  That's why just being pleasant and polite but not living in each other's pockets is the best way forward in my experience.  But even if they're not friendly, I still don't understand why being able to be seen in your garden is a problem ... 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 14:53

Dacha ... hope Mrs D is painfree and mobile very soon  .... wish her well from us!

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 13:11

Ready for winter there Dacha   How's Mrs Dacha's back?

Last edited: 04 August 2017 13:11:29

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 13:09

I  used to be reasonably adept with a scythe Hosta, thanks to watching the older farm workers when I was a child ........ but  you've got a big 'lawn' ... can you invite someone else along to help  me ... someone from a nearby area maybe 

Last edited: 04 August 2017 13:10:17

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 12:47

That's fine Hosta ... you're saving all the nice weather for the beginning of September aren't you ... 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 12:41

Two lines of washing dry already ............. sorreeeeeeeeeeeeeeee  

caterpillars on pear tree

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 12:09

So that's what it was ... I found the empty 'nest' on my espalier Concorde pear a few days ago when I started getting back into the garden following my 'accident' and enforced 6 weeks on the sofa ...... a few leaves missing at the end of a branch and the empty webbing and detritus ........ doesn't seem to have done much damage 


Posted: 04/08/2017 at 10:45

I just think it's so sad when neighbours are regarded as strangers ... when we moved in we introduced ourselves to everyone we saw ... now we don't socialise together or live in each others pockets, far from it ... to be honest I don't even remember everyone's names (I'm shockingly bad at names), but I bung the ball back on the few occasions the boys behind us get overexcited with their aim and if I don't see it they come to our door and ask for it politely ... when I said it'd landed in the pond and frightened the frogs they wrote a funny little note of apology.   If the ball bangs loudly on the fence too many times I shout telling them that's enough now and they stop ......... until the next time ........ they're boys 

One neighbour uses his chainsaw and chops wood loudly more than we would like, and in the summer the boys behind us have their friends round to play on the trampoline and their dad (who sometimes works nights) shouts at them a bit.   Someone's teenage son has friends around on warm summer evenings when the parents are away, and they sit outside strumming guitars and smoking (!) until the wee small hours.  

 I noticed next door (elderly chap) had a dripping pipe from the tank in the roof and let his daughter know when I saw her visit.  The other side take in parcels for us and we do the same for them, and we keep an eye on their house and garden when they're away and they do the same for us.  The idea of being upset because neighbours can see you when you're in your garden is just odd to me.

I come from a village where people used to chat over the garden fence and take each others washing in if it rained ... no one there would lie dead in their home for days with no one having missed them ... and in bad weather older children  would be sent around to ask if elderly neighbours needed any shopping done ... ... I'm used to being part of a community ...   

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