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Posted: 29/12/2014 at 22:33

Oh PDoc! I hope the greenhouse wasn't full of delicates. Do please write a wish list for replacements.  I'd loan you the space in mine to over winter for any you needed moving until things are sorted but it's full of car parts right now (don't ask!)

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 22:28

Oh dear I am glad I blocked Mike after growing bored of his little feet stamping violin playing tantrums.

Philippa - I'm so sorry to hear about your greenhouse and tree interface issues! I hope you can get their insurance to pay for a greatly improved greenhouse and costs for removing all of that tree. 

Incorporating Pet Friendly Ideas

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 22:22

Thank you Victoria: what kind of hens do you have? The chicken farm ours are coming from said bantams aren't quite as harsh on the garden.

Incorporating Pet Friendly Ideas

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 08:38

Thanks Lily!


Posted: 29/12/2014 at 08:23

Lilly - we've already decided it'll be a German Shepherd but as for which one... I'm already reminding OH we can only have ONE! He'd adopt the lot if he could.

We're already retiring many of our towels and hunting some nice new fluffy ones in preparation: I'm seeing now why the future inlaws have a chest of drawers by the back door dedicated to the dog!

Now dropped to -2.5'C. Brr! Take that bugs and slugs!


Posted: 29/12/2014 at 08:17

German Shepherd so possibly all of the above Dove! The pond was installed to be able to withstand swimmers so that's all good. 

Incorporating Pet Friendly Ideas

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 08:12

Well it's already a certain that come Spring we'll be getting chickens (Bantams) in the garden who although they'll have their large secure fort knox may have supervised time free ranging around the garden (I need all the help I can controlling the local slug population) but we've now been given the green light for a German Shepherd. 

Does anyone have tried and tested methods of keeping harmony in the garden between the plants, vegetables, and paw prints?


Posted: 29/12/2014 at 08:02

Oh no! My father has flu at the moment;  its been so bad he's stayed firmly tucked up in bed knocking back schnapps and trifle...

Actually that sounds bliss!

-2'C in the garden at the moment, I've got to venture out to Crystal Peaks in a while to collect a few essentials I've reserved as we've been given the green light to adopt a dog! We'll be contacted in a week or so with a list of potentials that they deem suitable and we'll be invited to visit the dogs. 

Wont be anything happening in the garden for a while there's 5 inches of snow - even the pond has been trying to freeze despite the moving water. I need to rework a few plans to ensure its big dog friendly. Does anyone have any recommendations? 

Advent calendar prize draw...

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 15:23

Didn't win anything here. So I'm hoping they're saving my ticket for the "strong under gardener for one month willing to dig vegetable plots" come Spring


Posted: 26/12/2014 at 15:21

Hope you're all behaving yourselves! X

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