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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

eating and..........

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 15:19

I have never ever given my children a different meal to the grown ups - really really bad idea in my humble opinion.   It has meant that sometimes the grown ups have had to eat a milder curry than they would normally choose, but that's part of what being grown up is all about.

Part of my professional role was to support and advise re parenting issues.

Evergreen Climbers for Garden structure

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 15:09

You can get varieties of ivy with quite small close-growing leaves - I think they'd be ideal

Yes please - progress reports with photos


Posted: 30/12/2014 at 13:14

Interesting plants are interesting plants - I grow quite a few British natives that other people may consider to be weeds

Not sure that Datura or Nicandra are considered to be natives of the UK or the Netherlands


Posted: 30/12/2014 at 10:23

Daughter phoned to say the streets were very icy at 6am as she was walking to work and she's glad she's old enough to wear sensible shoes  - she's doing a split shift today so will be at home now until 4ish and then working this evening and walking home in the ice tonight Brrrrrrrrr!  Bless her!!!

I've been out and thawed the birds' water and put out porridge oats, raisins and no mess ground feed, topped up the feeders and told the blackbirds to be nicer to the chaffinches and dunnocks

Coffee Grindings

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 10:18

I put mine around the hostas and/or incorporate them into the household compost heap.


Posted: 30/12/2014 at 08:54

Make a list Lilly P - the neighbour's household insurance may cover it. I know it won't replace the work and effort, but every little helps.

eating and..........

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 08:42

As above - it really is 'starting as you mean to go on' and also the adults really need to set the right example.

Also maybe have a couple of days a week of vegetarian meals so that there really is no option.

A really popular one with most children is stir-fried veg using things that don't look like the veg they normally see - mini corn and bean shoots etc.


Posted: 30/12/2014 at 08:32

No snow here - but the hardest frost of the year so far -1.6C Brrrrrrrr!!! 

Controlling re-shooting shrubs

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 08:10

Once they get to the height you want give them a firm trim every year and you can keep them under control.  They can look very good if kept neat and provide good nesting sites for blackbirds and ideal shelter for hedgehogs

Removing Ivy

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 07:57

Yes Nut - my thoughts also

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