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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Anyone dismantled and moved a greenhouse before??

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 07:45

Shame the AA don't mend greenhouses

Talkback: Plants for dry shade

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 07:37

Ah, that's probably the problem - mine get sun in the long summer afternoons/evenings after which they need a good soaking.


Posted: 28/11/2014 at 06:53

I've just remembered a dream - I created a prairie type bed of grasses and Verbena bon. etc  in the middle of the back garden - is this a possibiity or would it be a disaster?    Maybe I should ask Cleve

Once again. SORRY.

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 06:47

Mike, I think you've revealed the problem - there's an unwritten rule of the web - alcohol and the internet don't mix.

We know you're sad and lonely - many on here are - and some on here have far worse troubles than sadness and loneliness to keep them awake at night, believe  me

When you were ill and frightened we offered you friendly support, which you accepted.  Now you are well for which we are thankful.  Gardeners look forward to the future, the snowdrops and the catkins that signal spring's coming yet again.  Gardeners don't wallow in the Slough of Despond or in the mud.  We know that to do that causes problems for the future.

You have an interest in continuing academic study - have you considered joining the University of the 3rd Age (U3A)  - an opportunity for retired people to share their knowledge and experience with those who have an interest in learning in small local groups and over the internet?  I'm sure you could contribute a lot.  Check it out

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 06:18

But Cangran when people answer your query you respond to them and join in.  You don't just post a statement, possibly controversial and  leave it hanging in the air and then get upset and cross 24 hours later when the discussion has taken a direction you're disappointed with.

Would you buy a smallholding?

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 06:14

Lyn that's quite a triumph keeping the farm in the family, gaining organic status and improving the viability like that.  Milk churns on the stand by the gate at the end of the lane - that takes me back

kitchen worktops

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 06:02

For a moment there I thought the kitchen spammers were back - so glad to see it's you Cangran

I've not had a granite worktop but friends and relatives who have are very happy with them.  I must say I prefer natural wood, but it does take a lot of looking after. 

At the moment we have the kitchen that came with the house and it's just ordinary whatever worktops are made of these days.  It's a dark speckle to look like granite - I must say I'd have chosen a lighter plainer colour - this is very difficult to see small things on, like pools of water, drips of oil etc, and it's hard to make it look clean, even when it is.  So if you're going for granite, I'd say go for one of the lighter shades.


Posted: 28/11/2014 at 05:56

Good morning all

Very mild out there for the time of year - yesterday's top temp was 11.6C  last night's lowest was 9.0C.

An exciting day out today - going with Topbird to hear a talk by Cleve West

Modern Technology etc.

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 05:45

That's a god one Cangran

Talkback: Plants for dry shade

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 21:33

I find that my pulmonaria struggle a bit in the dry area under my trees - they need watering quite frequently during dry spells.  They're much happier in the damper area near the pond.

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