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Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 06:40

Good morning all   Wall to wall blue skies here this morning and it looks as if we've another lovely day ahead  

Today will involve visiting the farm shop ,  cleaning the bathroom , a bit of garden tidying  and roasting a chicken  - otherwise I shall conserve my energy - I have a busy week ahead of me, being entertained by an almost teenage niece!

Glad you had a lovely trip BL - that garden looks gorgeous 

petrol strimmers

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 06:30

AWB - check out the post from Evil Homer on this site before filling the petrol tank  http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/titan-petrol-2-1-hedge-grass-strimmer-59-99-screwfix-1966446 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 20:47

Lily  I don't remember getting an email from you lately - I would have answered it I'm sure ... 

I shall check ................. 

Pics of bargain plants yesterday, I hope.

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 20:45

Think it depends on your software ............. 

Hope Zoomer's not getting a rush of blood to the head 

Pics of bargain plants yesterday, I hope.

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 20:08

Great pics - and when I click on them they turn themselves the right way up 

And some serious bargains there too!!!

Nasturtiums

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 20:06
artjak wrote (see)

Dove, do you have to cook them at all? ...and I'm sure it can't be half a century

Nope - some people might say brine them first, but given that you're only going to be picking a few each day that seems impossibly fiddly - I just gather a handful and take them into the kitchen and pop them in the jar.  

And given that I've been doing it since I was 5 or 6, it's definitely more than half a century 

Nasturtiums

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 18:20

I've been doing it ever since I was a small child so that makes over half a century!

Just a jam jar of vinegar (I use cider vinegar nowadays) and pop the seeds in when they're the size of peas - just keep adding them as they're ready. 

What if you rant about your neighbour and

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 18:10

Our neighbours at the back  warned us they are swapping their big wooden climbing frame fort for their cousins' trampoline - but if it takes Daddy as long to erect the trampoline as it's taking him to take down the climbing frame, it'll be Christmas before the boys get to bounce on it 

The changing colour of Hydrangeas

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 17:57

Everything's been a bit early this year - my cyclamen hederafolium are blooming already.

And you've had them blooming for a month - that sounds like good value to me - I can't think of many shrubs that stay in bloom for a month. 

Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 17:54

If you use the right sort, it's supposed to set pretty hard, but of course, there's no accounting for tastes or teeth!  It's what the builders use nowadays to fill around replacement windows and pipework, so it ought to be pretty tough.  

I've read a tip on the internet which says to stop rodents put wire wool inside the hole before filling with the expanding foam.

 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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