She was an inveterate snoop and when the whole village took to avoiding police surveillance, she was effectively Tom Barnaby's backup. She knew everybody's business. She thought Barnaby "delicious".
She and her husband, Bunny Dawlish, were growing marijuana in their greenhouse and baking it into cakes. Barnaby, not knowing that, ate one during the course of his investigations. He later hinted broadly that they should shut down production before official actions had to be made.