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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

granite worktop

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 09:57

Lots of different views on Mumsnet but none of them mention re-polishing.  

Did the person who told you this also have a granite worksurface repolishing business?

Problems with GW website

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 09:50

We have Virgin Superhub too and are having no problems at all - I find their telephone support people very good when we do have problems so maybe give them a ring


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 07:49

Dd, if you can't get one of those bird feeders over there why don't you choose one you want and I could order it and post it to you?

They have similar ones in the garden centre here where OH's farm shop is.

So many frosts

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 07:47

Looking up local weather records is so interesting.  In Essex  over the past ten years you have had an average of 40.3 air frosts per year.  The earliest first frost was on 20 Sept 2007and the latest last frost was on the 21st April 2013.  In the winter of 2012/13 Essex experienced 59 frosts!

Perhaps this winter just seems worse - do you keep a record of your garden temperatures?  The first thing I do every morning is to check the overnight low on my digital garden thermometer and record it in my diary.  I'm going to record rainfall as well (as soon as I've got around to setting up the super dooper weather station thingy I had for Christmas ).

Plum tree fungi

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 07:30

What is the green  'fabric' around the trunk at the bottom of the picture?  Is it a tight plant tie of some description?  That may have restricted the growth of the trunk which then swelled and split above the tie allowing damp in causing the wood to rot and fugus to take a hole.  Plant ties need to be regularly loosened to allow the trunk to swell.


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 07:24

Good morning folks!  I'll try not to breathe on you - in fact, I'm struggling to breathe at all   I left you all to play nicely together yesterday evening and went to bed - propped up so I could breathe a bit - glad you've not been washed away Verdun

We had a sharp frost overnight - there was a beautiful clear and starry sky - I saw it several times. 

Think I'm going to take things easy today - I may try to sort out the gardening and cookery bookcase - but I may just rest - a lot more coffee needed before I decide.  However it will be roast beef and all the trimmings around 6.30 if anyone's about and wants to risk getting my lurgy

Pond plants

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 07:13

Native Hornwort is a superb oxygenator and no worries about it escaping.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 07:09

Take it easy Matty - you need sheltered conditions and some tlc - you're not ready to plant out quite yet

growing grapes

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 07:00

Even if you do get a viable cutting from the material you have (and personally I'm sorry but I doubt that you will) it's unlikely that it will be a variety suitable to grow in the UK climate - almost if not all  grapes bought in shops here are imported.  No harm in trying it as an experiment but if you want a seedless eating grape then I would buy a vine of the right variety such as Interlaken which will grow in a sheltered spot outside in the UK, or in a cold greenhouse .

Bad news

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 06:37

Oh what a bu$$er!  I visited Touchwood Aquilegias last year and bought quite a few plants back with me

I'll have to keep my eyes peeled and my fingers crossed.

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