Dovefromabove


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Bird Feeders you Can take Apart and Clean

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 18:31

It's nice to be able to help   Enjoy your birds.

Nothing to do with gardening

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 18:26

If you have them, a blend of sandalwood and bergamot are lovely to use at Christmas - both are relaxing and calming and help get rid of tension, and I think they have the sort of perfume that the silk robes of the Magi would have smelled of ... .......................................and possibly  l'eau de camel    

Is this going to cause more problems?

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 18:12

Hope you get a good night's sleep and wake up headache free 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 18:02

And get some of those fizzy Vitamin C and orange juice tablets and take a dose every day!!! Grrrrrrrrr!!!

Is this going to cause more problems?

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 17:04

Hello Flowers


The big fat slugs that live in our leaf piles and compost heaps are the types that eat rotting vegetation and the garden would be in a mess without them - they help break down organic matter and add it to the soil.  Another part of their diet is the smaller slugs - they're the ones that eat our seedlings etc, so I always leave the big slugs alone to get on with it. 


Your garden will benefit so much from your compost and leaf mould which will outweigh any damage the slugs might cause.  


Sorry you've got a headache - hope it's better soon - try drinking a pint of water - most headaches are caused by dehydration ... and don't worry about the slugs ... whatever we do it's an ongoing battle in almost every garden, so it's not worth worrying about it.  


And if the glass of water doesn't help, try this ...   


HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 16:41

That sounds like a lovely birthday treat Obelixx - glad you had a good time 

Bird Feeders you Can take Apart and Clean

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 16:30

I use the Chapelwood ones - you can take them completely apart for cleaning.  They cost more than the plastic ones, but I bought mine from our local garden centre  with garden vouchers I was given for my birthday the other year.


http://www.greenfingers.com/product.asp?dept_id=500637&pf_id=LT5501D 

Nothing to do with gardening

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 15:26
Posy says:

Dove, can I come to your house for Christmas, please? I agree, it's Christmas trees and cooking/baking that make the best smells. I sometimes receive those little jars of scented oils as gifts - the ones with little sticks in - and I like them very much but they cannot compete with a batch of mince pies. Mind you, they don't make you fat, either....


See original post

 Of course Posy - all are welcome - and mince pies don't have any calories if you eat them standing up - we're very short of chairs in this house 


We live on a budget here - that's why everything is home-made and cooked from scratch.   No Christmas scented whatnots that the garden centres B&Q etc seem full of at this time of year in this house  -  also none of the outside lights draped over the house and garden running our bills up.  We keep things simple and home made - almost all the food comes from the farm shop and other stuff is home made, that's why the house smells so good  

Nothing to do with gardening

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 14:44
Singing Gardener says:

I always grow hyacinths for Christmas. ...



 I always did, but since I acquired this OH ,the only hyacinths we have are outside because the perfume brings on his asthma, ditto the Paperwhite narcissi ... annoying, but it is his only fault 

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