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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Belfast sinks and their true value?

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 19:11

I've seen them fetch £35+ at local auctions - depending on style and condition etc.

It's not my birthday.

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 19:03

If it's not your birthday, then you must be celebrating you Un-birthday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdsZT7WKjW8

Pheasants attack the plums

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 16:40

Most farms where there is gamebird shooting will buy in birds each year.  Some gamekeepers will hatch their own with bantams from eggs gathered from wild pheasant nests, but that's an expensive way nowadays.  Pheasants also breed in the wild, but where you get a mass of young birds together it's likely that they're from a batch of freshly released ones.

Cutting Back Climbing Honeysuckle

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 16:36

I think I'd cut it down to the ground this winter and erect a sturdy trellis or obelisk for it to climb up.  Give the soil around it a good mulching with leaf mould or garden compost, and give it a dose of Fish Blood & Bone in late February (according to directions on pack).  It'll be fine and will grow away well in the spring.

In future years you can cut it back as shown here to keep it under control and keep it flowering well http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/creative-projects/how-to-prune-honeysuckle/158.html

Lollipop Bay Tree Size

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 14:35

They are harder to keep under control when planted in the open ground - they will also throw up suckers.   If you want it planted in the ground perhaps it would be better to sink a pot into the ground or plant it in a root control bag http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/products/Root-control-bag.html

Pheasants attack the plums

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 14:31

Pheasants are bought in as chicks and reared by the farmer/gamekeeper.  When they are big enough they are transferred into Release Pens where they are fed for a while and then released.  They will continue to be fed in the area of the Release Pens in an attempt to keep them in that area, but when they're first released they're scatty adolescents and don't know where they are or what they're doing - this is usually when they stray onto the roads and get hit by traffic.

As soon as the shooting season starts they tend to hang around in deeper cover

You also get quite a few road casualties in early spring when their minds are on only one thing   Cock pheasants like to square up to each other in clearings - e.g. the middle of the road

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 13:23

Lily ((hugs))  so sorry to hear about your friend - I do hope that she makes a good recovery and that life takes an upward turn for her.

phoning a 0344. number

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 13:17

Alan - it's 18.9C here inland a bit and the washing on the line is nearly dry

Sorry

Try registering your phone with the Telephone Preference Service - you can do it online - it doesn't stop all the call, but it does stop a lot of them - and the ones that do phone, it quickly shuts them up if you tell them they're breaking the law by making marketing calls to a number registered with the TPS - some try to get round it by saying it's a survey - but I just tell them that I used to work in marketing and I know that surveys are carried out for marketing purposes.  I then go online and make a formal complaint.  They don't ring back

http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/index.html

white mouse

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 11:02

It looks quite a bit bigger than our wood mice.

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