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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

people moving into an area and paving over the front garden

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 19:17

When we moved here we had the concrete drive removed and replaced with gravel over a permeable base - , it makes possible intruders wary because we can hear footfall on the gravel, it's safer in icy weather so I don't slip and  it doesn't contribute to flooding.  I don't know why everyone doesn't do it - it's cheaper than block paving too and much easier to deal with the very occasional weed that appears.

Instant Gardener

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 19:13

I spent hours each summer from the age of 4 upwards playing in my granny's garden, with foxglove flowers on my fingers  being a fairy (little folks' gloves) - I knew I shouldn't eat them and was was never tempted to try, and I knew to wash my hands when I went indoors - Child Friendly Garden?  Of course it is - Child Friendly doesn't mean safe and anodyne - Child Friendly includes 'stimulating the imagination'. 

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Posted: 22/07/2015 at 14:18

A Happy Happenstance! 

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Posted: 22/07/2015 at 13:04

Yay!!!   Well done Cathy - you have quoted!!!!!!


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 13:03

Hmmmmmmmmm - so that's why you want your driving licence Wonky - you're aiming for a career in Plant Delivery

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Posted: 22/07/2015 at 12:30

Think Daniel has the matter well in hand Pansyface


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 12:28

Back from the farm shop


Fidget - hope Wonky doesn't mind me answering this one - she'll still be under the Mencap umbrella but with a different set up, as part of a two-person team providing personalised support and social/leisure opportunities for one individual with a very high level of need.  Think she'll be brilliant at it


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 10:56

Only overnight please Bushman - don't want it in the daytime

Help needed for lawn problems

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 10:55
Notgreenfingers3 wrote (see)

......... it's all down to the weather. 

You've got it

It's a good excuse not to mow the lawn

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Posted: 22/07/2015 at 10:50

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Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09
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