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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

winter tidy up

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 17:21

We leave the leaves long enough for the hedgehogs to make their hibernation quarters then we bag most of them up, leaving a few piles of leaves and twigs in quiet corners for wood mice, toads and our other little neighbours to use as they wish.  We have a proper tidy up in the spring when the weather is warmer and the animals are lively again. 

brompton stocks

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 17:18

Brompton Stocks are grown as perennials but need winter protection in most parts of the UK - I'd keep them in a cool greenhouse.  

They used sometimes to be brought on to flower in the winter by keeping them in a heated greenhouse - providing gorgeous scented flowers through the winter for decorating the Big House.  


Posted: 26/11/2013 at 17:12

I'm hoping that with the Smithsonian Institute involved it'll be really good.  I suppose that in earlier years it would've been right up Sir David A's street - I wondered what the  BBC would do when he hung up his metaphorical pith helmet 


Posted: 26/11/2013 at 16:39

Nut, you asked me to let you know if there was something good coming up on TV - I think this is going to be brilliant

a series starting this Friday on BBC2 at 9pm 


Posted: 26/11/2013 at 16:31

That's the spirit Mrs G - walking, gardening and paperwork .... I spent some time in the study and did some shredding - very therapeutic! 

I've made some mushroom soup for supper to have with some fresh Melba toast  and Hurrah!  despite being distracted by cake testing, OH remembered to bring a stack of lemons home for the lemon curd 



Posted: 26/11/2013 at 16:13

OH has just come home from work - we've been on a Fast Day today - he's been Testing Cakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Says it's part of the job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 16:11

Verdun, just seen this - what a windfall!  So the drinks are on you this evening - that's a positive thought 


Posted: 26/11/2013 at 16:08

It's fading now, but a few minutes ago the pink light was streaming though the windows and the whole room here was bathed in a rosy glow 


Posted: 26/11/2013 at 16:02

Suits me just fine too Nut 

Have you got the amazing sunset we've got?  The whole sky is pink and purple 


Posted: 26/11/2013 at 15:42

Oooh Fidget - Tapas - there's an idea - it's a while since we've been out for tapas .........  think it has to be done 

Hello Nut, I'm sewing up big woolly jacket - it's the time of year for indoor projects 

It's a pleasure Mrs G 

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