Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Anyone know if this is bee,wasp or honeybee?

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 09:33

Yes, one of the many types of hoverfly - great to have in the garden, they eat aphids and pollinate our flowers and do many other useful things.  They are flies and have no sting. 

what dunnit?

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 08:51
fidgetbones says:

I look at the well manicured hands on some of the telly  gardening presenters, and think..

They've not seen much action in the garden. No badges of honour. Or maybe they all have nettle free brambles free and rose free gardens. Hmmm.

I figure so long as my tetanus jab is up to date, I'll be ok. 

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 Nah, they're so busy being on tv/writing articles/giving talks that the Undergardeners are the ones with the badges of honour 

Hope it's better soon Nut - I'd best pack some Aloe Vera gel on Thursday just in case ...


Posted: 06/07/2016 at 06:40

ooooh yes! the Agassi v Goran match - that really was something 

Good morning all  It's a lovely morning 


Posted: 05/07/2016 at 19:53

Have a good journey home Hosta   What did he get you? Do tell!!!


Posted: 05/07/2016 at 19:50

Yes Fairy I saw them all in the royal box. Love Martina! and I used to love watching Agassi, the way he moved around the court so quickly but was always perfectly balanced!  Fantastic!


Posted: 05/07/2016 at 13:44

Ah, well.... Nastase ........ 


Posted: 05/07/2016 at 13:19

Just read that Goran now coaches Maran Cilic  (is that how you spell it?)

Last edited: 05 July 2016 13:20:37


Posted: 05/07/2016 at 13:13

Fairy - Wonky hasn't been interested in tennis since Goran Ivanisevic retired 

Right, two loads of washing on the line and the machine is now doing a 'service' wash to give it a good clean out.  

A big pot of ratatouille has been made - that'll do nicely with some baked chicken legs for supper and there'll be lots left over for later in the week.

Time for the sofa .............. 

Tomatoes - pinching side shoots?

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 12:01

This shows you how to pinch out the side shoots 

If you've left it a bit late and the side shoots are quite large I find it's best to cut them out with a sharp small-bladed knife.

Hope that helps 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 10:28

Wonky - do you  remember our next door neighbour when we lived at The White House?  Was he or was he not the spitting image of René??? 

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