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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Runner beans

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 10:30

I don't soak mine - although I probably would if I'd kept them more than one season


Posted: 23/02/2015 at 10:26

Glad you're getting the Under Gardener trained up Hostafan - you can be on coffee making duty

Fingers crossed they find a way to sort your knee out.  I wish I'd lobbied harder to get something done about mine - I was a student and sort of between doctors at the time, and then they discovered I'd another health issue and my knee got forgotten as the pain had subsided - but sometimes even now, nearly 20 years on, when I turn suddenly my knee just gives way beneath me and I find myself on the floor! They say they can't see anything wrong with it, but my guess is that if I was an expensive footballer they'd find a way of sorting it - but I'm not, and that's probably a blessing

Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 08:33

If you read my post Gillian you'll see that cats don't confine their attentions to bare soil but foul my lawn as well.  They also defecate between my cabbages in my raised bed.  The excrement of carnivores is not only unpleasant, it is likely to carry pathogens.

If I follow your suggestion of making an outside loo in my garden for my neighbours' cats, what do you suggest I do with it when it is so full of excrement that the cats won't use it any more?

Whilst I would be quite happy to maintain and refresh an outside loo for my cats if I had them, I don't see why I should create,  clear up and replace an outside loo for other people's pets.  Perhaps their owners would come into my garden and do that?  Or should I bag it up and deposit it on their doorstep for them to dispose of?  I don't think that would encourage good neighbourliness. 

Far better for the cats and the rest of us if the cats stay indoors, at least overnight, which will at least cut down on the nuisance to other people.  If people choose to have a non-domesticated pet it should be their responsibility to ensure that it doesn't cause a problem for other people.  That is what happens in every other walk of life - people take responsibility for their choices and actions.


Posted: 23/02/2015 at 07:53

Good morning all Snuffle Snuffle Cough!!!   I hope you're feeling better BL ((hugs))  how long did it take for your lurgy to degenerate into the 'flu???  I must pop down to the village this morning - son is threatening to visit tomorrow (he's had the lurgy so that's ok) and I've promised a cottage pie - but all the suitable dishes are either in the freezer or out on loan - somewhere


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 16:21

Oh dear BL - sorry to hear you're so poorly - hope mine doesn't evolve like yours

Get well soon ((hugs))

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 15:56
NGCARDS wrote (see)

It's 10 minutes from me, still need to find someone to go along with me lol

Friend said wear your thermals and wrap up warm!!!

Does size matter?

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 15:51

Willowkitten - do you go to the annual Potato Fairs held around the country?  You should be able to get a wide variety of seed potatoes there  and

Could Cilena be this one?

granite worktop

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 14:59

Granma - my ex and his new missus have a solid real granite worktop - I really can't imagine him shelling out £80 a year to have it repolished - no way!!! 

Removing Pampas Grass.

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 14:40

Keep your eyes open for hibernating hedgehogs in your pampas - it's a favourite spot


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 14:38




Sorry Panda - can't think today - head clogged up - totally non-operational

All the veg have been prepped so all I have to do is put things in the oven and switch pans on.  I'll use the meat thermometer so I don't even have to think.

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