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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

update on Jeyes Fluid and cat probs

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 11:12

No idea what the vets would say, but when I kept horses I'd not have done that.  I used a hypochlorite bleach diluted 1:10 to clean troughs, buckets etc.  

I also had a herd of dairy goats so the stuff used for cleaning dairy etc was also used in the stables - I found that the smell didn't linger - certanly my horses and ponies would've been unlikely to drink if they could smell any taint.


Posted: 06/11/2013 at 11:02

Oh Clarington 

I've always felt that the Spending the Children's Inheritance phrase was 'tongue in cheek' and expressed by the parents themselves.   I remember seeing it as a popular car sticker way back in the 80s - it made us laugh - and at that time I was one of 'the children'  -  in fact I suppose I still am 

Wild life...

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 10:54

There are some wonderful programmes on tv - I've learnt so much about wildlife and gardening from watching - but there is also a lot of dross - but the same can be said of most things - it's important to learn to discriminate (in the real sense of the word).

Storing Spring Onions

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 10:51

When I've grown Spring onions (green salad onions) I find successional sowing and pulling them as needed works best. 

Squishing caterpillars

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 10:45

Nettles are the primary larval foodplant for several of the more easily recognisable butterflies, but there are loads more butterflies whose larval foodplants are becoming more and more scarce - it wouldn't be too difficult to plant a few of them in our gardens


Posted: 06/11/2013 at 10:37

David - it's being looked at now - don't know if they'll contact you by PM as PMs are a bit funny at the moment too - I have to scroll through all of mine looking for recent dates.  That's another thing that they've got on the list but these things take longer than one would think - I'm sure you know that. 

Lawn Pest

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 09:26

It's the time of year for fungus gnats and other small flying objects - they usually disappear when the weather gets colder - or sometimes on very cold days  you'll see them hovering above heaps of manure etc where the air is fractionally warmer. 


Posted: 06/11/2013 at 09:24

David - I've alerted the Tech team - hope they can sort it out 

Help me tranform my front garden!

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 09:17

On the practical side - I'd get the crack checked out soon - it's probably due to the weight of the brick pier above it and might just mean those few bricks being chipped out and replaced.  Not a big job - and not as big a job as it'll be if that pier sinks down a bit and compromises the structure at the top of the bay - you'll have water getting in then and that will be a problem.

Also, make sure that whatever you do doesn't block those air bricks. 

(sorry, the ex was a builder )

Camera Corner

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 09:08

When I access the thread for some reason it takes me to that post of KEF's last night, but by clicking on the arrow at the bottom to the right of the page number, it brings me onto this page 

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