London (change)
Today 10°C / 3°C
Tomorrow 7°C / 5°C


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 10:26

When she was a student my daughter signed up to a Zero hours contract with a sports retailer during the summer vacation - she did the Induction Day, was passed as Excellent, and never got another hour's work from them - but because she'd signed that she would be available for work she couldn't get another job that summer!  She was a mature student and was trying to support herself but couldn't get any help from Benefits with her housing or living expenses because she was a student - except from Bank of Mum

Zero Hours Contracts should be illegal!

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 09:35

My understanding is that the Site Feedback area of the board is intended for comments regarding the editorial content and features of the Gardener's World website.

Replies to posts on the forum are obviously encouraged - however there are rules as Obelixx has quoted.

If you believe that a topic is inappropriate for discussion on this forum then the Report to Moderators facility should be used.

the great advert take over bid

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 08:16

You could do one of those speeches Panda - you know, 'This isn't just for me, it's for my parents, my OH, Daniel Haynes and the tech team, my primary school teacher who inspired me, and everyone who knows me .......... '

The Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 07:13
BobTheGardener wrote (see)

....saying that he wasn't really a gardener.  That much was obvious when he put some half-mashed garlic straight in a hand sprayer with about a cup of water (despite saying a litre) and spraying it as a jet rather than a spray.  In reality an unstrained mix like that would block it solid in a few seconds and take half an hour to clean out!  ...

Yes - I thought exactly the same!   And he may not be a gardener, but he is a scientist!!!


chicky wrote (see)

I agree too - think DG has mellowed over the years......

Not enough!


Posted: 22/01/2015 at 07:07

I would do it in the early spring, before the bulbs have started into growth. 

I wouldn't do it now while the ground is so cold and wet.

Sorry to hear about your leg - hope you've fully recovered.  I fractured my wrist last autumn - now, like you I'm behind with lots of gardening jobs I had planned to do - but  hopefully I'll catch up in the spring


Posted: 22/01/2015 at 06:54

Or what about The Gower?  Some of the best beaches in the world  

Only 230 miles from Sheffield.


Posted: 22/01/2015 at 06:46

Good morning BM   what exciting news!  What's your new garden like???

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 06:43

Absolutely no reason for you to feel a fraud Lyn - you're not an expert, you don't know what's happening. ((hugs)) 

You should be getting support from someone, a Macmillan nurse or Marie Curie or whoever provides end of life support in your area.  There will be someone whose job it is to give you support as a carer, even if it's just at the end of a phone line.  Please ask the doctor about this - he/she can easily make a referral.


Posted: 22/01/2015 at 06:36

Good morning all   Ice here but no snow.


Posted: 21/01/2015 at 21:26

See you in the morning folks - hope ipad problem is resolved soon.  I'm watching Wolf Hall now

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
Replies: 9    Views: 227
Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27


Please help me choose 
Replies: 11    Views: 217
Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
Replies: 3    Views: 216
Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
Replies: 37    Views: 917
Last Post: 01/01/2015 at 18:00

Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
Replies: 8    Views: 279
Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 16:47

Christmas lights in the garden

Replies: 99    Views: 3270
Last Post: 24/12/2014 at 21:51

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
Replies: 6    Views: 454
Last Post: 24/11/2014 at 07:52

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
Replies: 17    Views: 691
Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 00:00

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
Replies: 30    Views: 656
Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 10:04

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
Replies: 3    Views: 274
Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 08:07

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
Replies: 392    Views: 8448
Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 21:56

It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
Replies: 6    Views: 396
Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 19:27

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
Replies: 2    Views: 287
Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
Replies: 30    Views: 879
Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
Replies: 9    Views: 390
Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37
1 to 15 of 101 threads