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Dovefromabove


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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:46

 Try clicking on your name in the top right hand corner - then on messages - that should take you to a page where you can message other forum members 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:41

Looks like the three of you are having a lovely time Panda   

Lily, one of the advantages of The Lovely Home is that in the summer a lovely sea breeze wafts across the common  - of course, in the winter a howling gale and loads of sea spray does the same 

 

Hedgehog Watch!!!

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:33

  'our' hedgehogs were out on the terrace last night too - if you could put a very shallow dish (or flowerpot sauce) of fresh water out at night your hedgehogs will be very grateful - they really struggle for a drink in this sort of weather. 

Silver birch removal

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:25

Spores?  Silver birch trees don't have spores 

We have all sorts of trees around us - we sit out and eat out all the time - I've frequently picnicked in a grove of silver birches at this time of year - our offices were surrounded by silver birches as was a neighbouring residential resource for children with profound  and complex medical conditions - no one ever felt it necessary to shut doors and windows in the summer or to stay indoors.

I'm really puzzled 

New Rockery

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:18

Think of the advantages - all those delicious little alpines that you normally can't see without bending down, could be up near eye level 

alpines type wot to do please

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:14

Hi Alan - just to add that here in East Anglia it was traditional to grow a clump of sempervivums (known as Houseleeks) on the pantiled roofs of  old cottages in the belief that they prevented lightening strikes.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sempervivum 

I used to know several very old cottages with houseleeks on the roof - particularly what we in East Anglia call a Catslide roof  which was usually part of an added-on kitchen like this one 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53567.jpg?width=350

 Haven't seen houseleeks on a roof for several years 

But I've found a pic online 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53568.jpg?width=382&height=350&mode=max

 

Talkback: Dealing with bindweed

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 18:56

When we bought our last house we had rampant bindweed up to the first floor windows and all over the garden.

We pulled the bindweed down from the walls and fences, but didn't pull the roots up - we then walked over the leaves to bruise them and then sprayed thoroughly with a weedkiller containing glyphosate.  We then left the whole area untouched until all the bindweed had gone brown. This took several weeks. This showed that the glyphosate had been drawn back into the roots and killed them too.  The above was done in mid summer when the bindweed was in active growth.

Only then did we pull it up and dig the garden.

While we still had to spray the occasional shoot that came in from next door, we had no problems with bindweed in our garden 

New Rockery

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 18:51

What about a rock garden ravine?  I can't find any pictures online, but I know what I mean and I'm sure you have an imagination 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 18:13

Hello folks - I'm back 

Sorry to hear about the burglary BL 

I've had a lovely day with son - went to an auction of Chinese porcelain, then to Aldeburgh beach for wonderful Italian gelato slurp slurp slurp.

In the afternoon I visited the Aged Ps who were both well, even if Ma was talking bunkum.  Pa is finding things to say that indicate that he knows she's talking bunkum without actually contradicting her! 

While supper's cooking I'll have a look around and see what you lot have been up to .... 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 07:01

Morning Bekkie 

It's still a good excuse for a nice piece of jewellery - I knew a couple who were engaged for 30 years!!!   They did marry ........... eventually .............. when they were sure they were suited 

Brugmansias smell nice - their scent is also hallucinogenic - think woozy Victorian ladies in conservatories 

Right, must be off - see you later folks - have a good day!

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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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ID please

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Does anyone recognise this? 
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