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Dovefromabove


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Roof repairs

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:42
Alan Apps wrote (see)

What do you think to putting over a sheet like this? I think this may look a bit more neat than a repair job as I am not massively DIY savvy.

That won't keep heavy rain out, and it'll get soaked and heavy and lead to rot in the any timber it touches.  It'll also prevent the mineral felt from drying out and that'll lead to rot as well.

The repair suggested by David isn't complicated - I could do it and I'm a retired girl!!! 

Powdery Mildew

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:39

It tends to strike when the plants are stressed, usually due to drought - keep the soil moist 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:38
bekkie hughes wrote (see)
Glad you all seem to have had a good day

Took the dog for a walk along the canal tow path, its not everyday you see two grown men paddling canoes down the canal TOWING A BATH????

I am trying to eat less dairy, is there anything else i could fry these cougettes in that will be as nice? .............

Were you in an episode of Last of the Summer Wine Bekkie?

As for courgettes, I fry mine in good olive oil with some crushed garlic and a bit of chilli  and some chopped herbs 

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:34

No shops where we lived David - miles from anywhere - just a tiny post office that sold only stamps and postal orders  - butcher, baker and greengrocer delivered twice a week and the International Stores delivered on Friday - Ma had to phone the order in on Thursdays.  

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:13

No we had a proper plumbed in bath in an upstairs bathroom, but the farmhouse was so old and the floor sloped so much that if you laid a board level on the doorstep it would rest on the rim of the bath!!!  The floors were big old elm floorboards and quite slippery - one day my Grandpa in his leather soled shoes slipped as he went into the bathroom and slid down the slope and landed in the bath 

Fruit trees

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:00

It's still a very young tree - virtually a baby - it used to be said that 'You plant pears for your heirs' meaning that they took a long while to reach fruiting age.  Whilst grafting onto better root-stocks has improved this no end, it's still very early days for your pear tree. 

Fruit trees

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 17:02

How old is the tree - how long has it been planted there?

We had a sharp frost here this spring which affected pear blossom - do you recall having frost at blossom time?

Corner needing a plant

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:48

It sounds just right for an astilbe 

Dinner time

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:03

Supper this evening will be tagliatelle with sliced yellow courgettes, french beans and cherry tomatoes softened in olive oil with garlic and herbs.  

The only ingredients from the shop will be the pasta and the toms - ours aren't ready yet. 

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:00

Ma didn't have anything as posh as a mangle  - just an electric copper and a big sink for rinsing in - she used to call Pa in to help wring the sheets by hand.  Then she got a washing machine - when it changed from Rinse to Spin she used to call out Thank you! 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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What do you think?  
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Just some of the ways they help us 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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