Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 20:58

All the more for me 

I used to do such a lot of sewing and enjoyed doing it... most of my own clothes and for the children when they were c hildren as well as all the curtains, blinds and soft furnishings ... but if I sew and knit and cook I'll never have time for painting and gardening 

Pernicious Weed!

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 20:50

Some lovely ones here 

Don't know whether that forum knows of any suppliers 


Posted: 10/01/2018 at 19:05

Hi and Happy 2018 to you to.

Yes, it shouldn't be a problem to grow it in the same bed ... I would dig in some well-rotted manure in the spring to add nutrients and aid water retention as corn is a thirsty plant ... glad it did well last year. ... fingers crossed for this year 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 18:52

Those of a squeamish disposition should look away now ..... I've just had a steaming dish of Trippa alla parmigiana .... absolutely delicious!!! Very happy now   Lots left for tomorrow too 

For those who have his interests at heart, OH had a large helping of last night's leftover casserole of ox cheeks, peas and potatoes. 

Last edited: 10 January 2018 18:52:35

Buying Worms

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 18:31

Yes, good point Philippa ... worms tend to go much deeper in the winter ... sometimes several feet down ... to avoid freezing.  

Pernicious Weed!

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 18:21

Just keep mowing the areas where you don't want them, and don't mow as much where they'd be welcome to smile at you 

Buying Worms

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 18:19

There are different types of worms for different situations ... introducing the wrong sort won't be of any benefit as they will move on to find conditions more to their liking ... improve the soil by adding lots of organic matter and the right sort of worms will find it. 

"....And what does THFC mean ..."

 at a guess - Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 17:42

I've had a word with Wonky about the turmeric pills ... she's going to wait until she gets the results of the blood tests  ... probably very sensible 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 17:41
Obelixx says:

...Possum has just phoned.  Can I make her some more pyjamas too..........but put a label in so she can tell front from back on the trousers before she puts them on!...

I have to put some contrasting coloured threads in the back of the neckband of crewneck sweaters I knit for my son, even tho it's perfectly obvious to me which is the back ... apparently it's not so easy when you're in a hurry  

You Have to Smile

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 17:36

Oh dear ... I really don't want to argue ... I don't like arguing  ... I'm a Dove .... but this is a forum, to debate and discuss ... you really can't expect everyone to agree with you all the time and get upset if someone has a different opinion.  

'Nuff said. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Fungi ... Radio 4 9am this morning

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Hello Forkers - February 2018

A friendly place where all are welcome to chat about this and that ... 
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New Year's Day Flower Count 2018

What's flowering in your garden at New Year? 
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Merry Christmas to all

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RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

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Reasons to be cheerful

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Fruit ID please

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Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

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A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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Please ID my mystery plant

I don't recognise this ...  
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Hello Forkers ... August edition

A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content...  
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Harvest 2017

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