Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Problem that you face in the garden

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 22:09

Product designers who want to design things for gardens but have no idea about gardening so they keep asking us to do their job for them ... They're probably one of the most annoying and recurring problems we gardeners have faced this year. 

If you can come up with a way of alleviating this problem we would all be most grateful 

Taxonomists and name changes

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 21:59

Plain, utter and complete absolute tosh 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 19:35

LilyP ... glad that helped   I've got my blood test on Wednesday morning.  They'll do cholesterol and my BP at the same time so I'll have an early supper and just water or black decaff in the evening 

Feet up now, knitting on the go and The Yorkshire Vet to keep us company 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 17:15
Dovefromabove says:

............  As for the wedding ... although they only live in the next country I was unaware of the young lady's existence until the engagement was announced ...

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Whoops!  they live in the next county  Duh! 

Swapping a Ribes with a Rose

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 17:10

I'd do it now ... the rose may not be totally dormant but it's not in active growth at this time of year  ... I don't think it'll do it any harm as long as the site is well prepared so it settles in comfortably. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 17:01

Which reminds me ... must make some mincemeat soon ............. 

Overgrown hedge - will it regrow if cut back hard now??

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 16:59

Cut it a good two feet shorter than you want it to be ... then you'll get good new top growth that can keep trimmed without getting your hedge trimmer blunted by hitting big woody branches.  

Strictly is back!

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 14:38

When I was in my teens my boyfriend was a bit older than me and loved a quickstep and a jive and taught me quite well (not competition stuff, but I was told I was a more than passable dancer and certainly didn't lack for partners if my boyfriend was at the bar) ...The Tower Ballroom at Gt Yarmouth had a properly sprung floor ...  the bounce there certainly caught me unawares the first time ... up until then I was used to village hall dances. 

I've a memory that the Samson and Hercules nightclub in Norwich also had a sprung floor, but I may be wrong about that ... the dance floor was built over a swimming pool so it may have had bounce without being 'sprung' if you get my meaning 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 13:28

Pat ... my theory is that if you keep your upholstery well stuffed it doesn't go wrinkly and saggy 

Strictly is back!

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 13:13
Palaisglide says:

Dove Jonni explained his posture because he does not have ankle movement comes from the hips some dances in hold are very hard for him, Bruno said his bottom was sticking out, of course it was otherwise he would not be moving. Having danced many times at Blackpool and when only one dancer is on the floor the movement is very slight, I have danced on spring floors that were more like trampolines. Saturday could be his last dance though not for want of trying, Susan and Gemma could be there at the bottom too.


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 I'm aware of the reason for the posture difficulty he has ... I worked in the field of disability for a long while.  

What you say about sprung floors when only one couple is on the floor is interesting ... of course my only experiences of dancing on a good sprung floor have been in a crowded ballroom 

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