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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Adult vine weevil

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 16:33

It seems not to be uncommon behaviour

Have you brought any Christmas greenery into the house?

What is this ornamental tree please?

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 16:28

 A pic of the inside of the fruit.

Ideas for this hedge to hide house!

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 15:57

It's worthwhile remembering some tips about illusion and perspective - trees with large leaves and a solid appearance will appear nearer than trees with smaller leaves and a more delicate form.  This means that something like laurel or loquat will make the boundary seem closer to the office window, making the garden smaller and oppressive.  

The previous gardener started well using silver birch - they make the boundary appear further away and consequently the house seems to be at some distance.  I would add more of the same or similar - they will filter the view rather than replace a red wall with a green one. 

newly planted young apple tree

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 15:40

Our next door neighbours have one Alan - it's very productive and the apples are delicious. 


Posted: 31/12/2013 at 08:33

Good morning all  

Wet but mild here and quite still - birds are singing.  I've been booking train tickets for OH and moi to go to London and meet up with foodie friends for a Dim Sum lunch next month - tonight we will book hotel so we can stay the night and meet up with a friend for a catch up  She's also a friend of a famous garden designer and sometimes she gets to see the 'secret' gardens of the rich and famous!!!  

Had intended to book earlier so we could take advantage of £5 train tickets, but daren't book until Pa was safely back where he's supposed to be - of course, no £5 tickets left now 

Verdun - pats and gentle strokes for Spike - hope it's not too horrid for him. 


Posted: 30/12/2013 at 19:42
Verdun wrote (see)

Can I have a virtual donut as a prize?  

Here you are Verdun, you can have a doughnut even if you don't win



Posted: 30/12/2013 at 19:39

We could always borrow one ....



Posted: 30/12/2013 at 19:15

My daughter and her hub say Thanks to you all for your kind thoughts. 

Verdun, I'll keep my fngers crossed for Spike's op 

My hellebores have got some lovely fat buds ............... are we going to do a New Year's Day flower count?


Posted: 30/12/2013 at 18:21

Thanks everyone 

Lily - Pa is back at The Lovely Home with Ma - I'll visit tomorrow 


Posted: 30/12/2013 at 17:43
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

..............Just had upset daughter on the phone - their much-loved pusscat is poorly - went to the emergency vet today and spent £150 on scan and painkillers - local vet tomorrow for bloodtests   


Poor pusscat didn't make it - kidney failure 

Sorrow was a white cat with three legs who adopted them by taking up residence in their garden shed - when the snows came they took her in and she's been with them quite a few years now .... they'll really miss her.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

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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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