Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Tree roots with reference to drains

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 17:57

OK, hollies and rowans then  - they don't need much root room at all.  Lots of berries for the birds and free berried hollysprigs for Christmas if you chose the right varieties 

Ma would be proud of you -  she's a lifelong Methodist 


Posted: 14/11/2013 at 17:54

OH will be late back tonight as they're stocktaking - we've had a fast day today .... can I wait for him to get back before I have my soup? 

silly quotes

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 17:40

Like two cocks on a muck hill

(that's what Ma would say when my teenage son and his father were arguing)

silly quotes

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 17:38

Come out of your shell.

Water off a duck's back.

Cock of the walk.

Pecking order.


Waitrose turkeys

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 16:33

That's lovely Flowersforbees - you've made my day! 

beech masts

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 16:30

KEF I've found this, if it's any help ...

"While the leaves of the beech and the hornbeam are superficially similar, closer inspection reveals those of the beech to have smooth edges, while the hornbeam's are sharply serrated. Another giveaway is its buds which appear on the twigs in winter. The hornbeam's are flush to the branch in contrast to the beech's which are longer and slimmer and point out at an angle."

Tiny Onions & Parsnips

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 16:24

I think I'd use the onions for pickling or as salad onions.

How big are the parsnips?

Tiny Onions & Parsnips

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 16:05

Hi Newboy - glad I could help then.  This time ............

NewBoy2 wrote (see)

............ I think it may be have been not weeding eneough or not watereing every time


I think you may have hit the nail on the head! 

Unidentified creepy crawlies in my pots!

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 16:00

Butterflybrain   I was trying to remember the name - some info here

Tiny Onions & Parsnips

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 15:39

What's your soil like?  What else have you grown this year and how did it do?

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Recording the weather in your garden

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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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Just some of the ways they help us 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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