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Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 18:03

 Cheers Verdun - all thanks to OH   Note the broken spade mended with gaffer tape - the new one should arrive tomorrow .......... 

still waiting to hear how Ma is ............. 

Since joining GW forum,I have been overwhelmed with all the support & advise

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 18:02

 Didn't make a cake today, but I can offer everyone some freshly home-baked bread and home made crab apple jelly or some good cheese ..........


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 17:49

Just had a phone call from The Lovely Home, Ma's taken a tumble and they can't get her up - they're waiting for paramedics to get her up and decide whether she needs an xray or whether she's ok .......... watch this space............... 

Okay to place water butt against house wall?

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 17:45

Is he suggesting a damp course, or just a bit of damp proofing painted on?

Okay to place water butt against house wall?

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 16:34

Providing the water butt is properly installed there shouldn't be a problem, but I suppose a coat of damp proofing sealant wouldn't do any harm and if the builder thinks that the render might be suspect it might be a good idea - it might stop it developing that green algae that sometimes grows in damp dark corners. 


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 16:12

It's turned quite chilly here - I've put the heating on and OH has finished digging for the day.   It reached the giddy heights of 10.01C today - a bit different from yesterday!


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 16:01

Has the dentist xrayed your jaw lately?  Problems there can cause headaches?  Just a thought .........

Is this the dreaded Japanese Knotweed!! Ident and advise required

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 15:13

Actually, so do I - ignore my last comment - I've just zoomed in on one bit of it and there's a decaying flower there - top right-ish.


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 15:11

Are you drinking enough? (water - not the other)

According to OH, the majority of headaches are caused by unrecognised dehydration. 

Is this the dreaded Japanese Knotweed!! Ident and advise required

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 15:07

I agree, last year's fennel stems - cut them down to the base and dry them, then use them on the BBQ when you're cooking fish 

Or use them to make a bug box

Or both 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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