Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Bites in the garden

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 05:03

Needs to be a thick closely-woven material

ive been bitten through clothing in the uk 

Pandora sucks in new pearl earrings potential buyers

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 04:58

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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 22:05

Glad you had a good day Fairy 

I may not be around in the morning ... we have an early start planned ... son's moving day ... wish us luck 

Bites in the garden

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 21:49

Check the garden and get rid of any pots or containers of standing water ... even a teacup or saucer contains enough water for mosquitoes to breed.

Get her some Avon Skin So Soft spray ... the lemon scented one ... she should use it as her regular daily skin lotion ... it keeps the mosquitoes... even the British Army use it ... you can buy it online. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 21:42

Clari ... Wonky had M.E, throughout her teens and most of her 20s following glandular fever at age 11.  However at that time there was very little known about it ... it was a long time before she got a diagnosis ... several years ... she missed a lot of school and there was very little treatment other than rest and some anti-depressants which she stopped taking as she said that the knowledge that she was taking tablets to stop her being depressed made her even more depressed.  I think she'll tell you that listening to her body and not pushing herself too hard was important, as was keeping her immune system functioning as well as possible and doing stuff that made her feel good and positive. 

However that was a long time ago and a lot more is known about the condition nowadays .although I think it remains a very difficult condition to diagnose .. the best people to talk to are the medical professionals you're involved with.  ((hugs))

Garden fence

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 19:05

We have a similar fence with trellis at the top ... our honeysuckle mingles with next door's roses as they both weave in and out of the trellis and we both get the benefit of both ... plants aren't territorial 

Last edited: 20 August 2017 19:05:46

Shrub Rose for a shady front garden?

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 18:41

I had a Rosa 'Buff Beauty" in a north facing inner city back yard and it flowered beautifully ... but it's quite a large shrub.  

Covering a weedy patch?

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 17:54

If you cannot dig them out then I would treat the whole area with a glyphosate weedkiller, leavet it for a while to work then treat any regrowth.  That ought to sort it out.  But it's getting late in the season to treat weeds in this way ... it works best when the weeds are in active growth.  

If you place a membrane over the weeds and cut holes for planting fruit bushes and trees, the weeds will find their way to the planting holes and grow through and smother your plants.  


Posted: 20/08/2017 at 17:50

Can you show us some photos please?

Are you heating the greenhouse in any way?

Help .. need a plant for privacy

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 17:21
Welshonion says:

Net curtains.  Or position yourself in the bay window and stare back.  That usually puts people off.

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 Waving works even better   They often break into a trot ... 

Last edited: 20 August 2017 17:22:26

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