Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 27/07/2017 at 06:43

Good morning all  G'day Pat   That sounds a lovely plan Pat ... Enjoy! 

It looks dry outside, but there's some dark clouds ...

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 23:08

Don't think he'd have come out of the changing room without getting a pair of trousers on!  He didn't buy the suit.  He just wanted to go home after all that!

Night night folks ... Sweet dreams all.  

Honeysuckle problem - pest or fungus?

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 22:45

Your honeysuckle looks pretty good to me. Leaves will not remain perfect throughout the summer, but yours aren't bad at all. There could be a bit of powdery mildew which can indicate a drought problem. 

Clear the grass away from around the base. It needs a clear circle of  about 1 metre diameter otherwise the grass will compete for nutrition and moisture.

Honeysuckle is a very thirsty plant. Give yours a bucket full of water at least twice a week until the end of September, whether it rains or not. 

Last edited: 26 July 2017 22:47:10

Tips for aloe plant

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 19:46

The sap is really good for burns ... I grow one on the kitchen windowsill so it's handy for when I catch my hand on the oven shelf.

Well done with the aloe ... I rescued one from my MIL but it wasn't as sad looking as yours.  They like a brght windowsill but not hot sun.  

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 19:26

Pdoc ... last time OH was buying a suit we were in a big department store in Peterborough ..... he'd just put on the suit and walked out of the changing room to do a twirl in front of me and the assistant, when the fire alarm went off ......................... he had to leave his clothes in the changing cubicle (fortunately he'd given me his money,bank card & keys) and we were ushered quickly out of the store and had to join the assembled staff on the plaza outside the store .......... but OH had his own personal security guard who wouldn't leave his side because he was wearing the store's suit ...... all the other customers could go about their business but we had to stay there for ages until the firemen had checked everywhere and decided it was a false alarm.    

Tips for aloe plant

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 19:19

Hi post a photo start with the camera icon ...  if your pics don't upload try reducing the size.

Weed identification/help

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 19:07

Leaves look a bit like Buckler leaved Sorrel ... they have that distinctive shape ... and there are accounts on the web of it being a bit 'invasive'.  

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 17:44

The problem with changing to permanent tenants rather than holiday lets is that they can only permit what was granted at the Planning Application.  

If a change is wanted there has to be another planning application and all that entails.

 Afraid it has to be that way, otherwise people with planning permission for a small garage could build a large detached house and then say, 'Can't we change it?'  ... people living in the neighbourhood might not be very pleased.   My ex used to be on a Planning Committee for a local council.  

As for holiday lets, rent a different cottage in the west country most years; most of the ones I know use an agency to organise the bookings etc and experienced holiday let cleaners to deal with the change-over on Fridays or Saturdays.  We hardly ever see anything of the owners unless they choose to come and say hello.  

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 16:05

Before my retirement I worked in a social work team ... I know the sort of pressures that can arise ... I hope you felt supported through what must have been a difficult time and I'm so glad you're in a lovely place now 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 15:58

Cheyngel ... that's not a lot of help is it?  I'm sorry it's been difficult for you.  

Sadly nowadays Housing Officers and their teams struggle under horrendous workloads and very often just don't have the time to do their job as well as they would want to.  

Please don't feel that that it's aimed against you because of your circumstances.  .. most local authority workers are kind decent people who want to help but in recent years it's been like wading through treacle with both  legs tied together ... 

Last edited: 26 July 2017 15:59:24

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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

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