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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Fruit tree as gift - advice please!

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 21:06

I can highly recommend .  They have a wide range of trees and shrubs, their website is full of useful information and I have found Stephen Read very helpful when contacted by phone and email.  The fruit trees and bushes I've bought  have been of excellent quality.  

I have no connection with the above business other than as a satisfied customer.

Feeding large birds

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 20:57

Magpies seem happy to eat virtually a whole suet block a day in one of those wire cages which hangs from a branch of the big tree.  I rarely put one out there, as if you've got magpies in your garden the smaller birds will go elsewhere - magpies rob their nests and eat their eggs and fledglings.  

I know that magpies have got to live and feed their young too, but I do prefer not to attract them into the garden.

Strange PM from unknown person.

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 20:52

Shall I write you a sycophantic email with a Trojan Horse attached so that you don't feel left out - don't want you to feel left out 


Posted: 05/01/2014 at 20:47

Hello folks we're back from lunch out - it was a long lunch ........ lots of alcofrolic beverage and lots of talking and good food .............. and none of you got my washing in for my and now it's all wet again 

Strange PM from unknown person.

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 20:34

Oh I'm so disappointed you've all got one too   I thought she'd written to me 'cost I was the only nice person on here  LOL

Bird feeders

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 11:50

Our goldfinches are singing as they flitter about in the branches of the big ash trees in the morning, but they're not visiting the feeders very much at the moment - there's plenty of other food out there in the woods, fields and grazing marshes still. 

FREE seeds to a good home

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 11:48

Hey folks .... probably better to do as Mark suggested and send him your email address via Private Message rather than put it on a public forum for all and sundry to see ............... if you don't know about Private Messaging  hover your cursor over Mark's avatar and you'll see a button marked Message - click on that and you'll find you can send him a message which can't be seen by the rest of the world. 


Posted: 05/01/2014 at 11:43

Oh John, how very sad ......... I have no words ............


Posted: 05/01/2014 at 11:09

It's fine and bright here Verdun, so you can come and sunbathe in our garden and keep an eye on our washing , we've got a load of bedlinen and towels on the line.  We've been invited out to lunch - better go and put something smarter on .........


Posted: 05/01/2014 at 10:59
Woodgreen wonderboy wrote (see)

Picking up again on the discussion about taking down your Christmas tree, a lady has just very confidently told me they should be down by midnight today. I, for one will be leaving mine 'till tomorrow.Always liked bending the rules

I always walk under ladders rather than round them 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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