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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Wrong coal?

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 08:33

Contact your supplier and tell him!  If it's unsuitable for the job then hopefully he'll take it back - you might have to bag it up for him but if you explained the sort of stove that you have and what has worked in the past, and he supplied a fuel that doesn't work then the onus is on him to replace it with something that does work.

Good luck


Posted: 17/12/2014 at 08:04

Morning Liri     I love Lily of the valley - but then I don't have any in this garden - yet.

Viburnam Bodnatense Dawn

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 07:51

I've a young V. bodnantense 'Charles Lamont' planted last spring.  It flowered after that cool spell in August, and I feared that might be it for the year, but it's absolutely covered with flower buds again now. 

It's planted in front of some clematis which get generous doses of Clematis food  throughout the summer which might have helped the Viburnum - you could try giving yours a couple of sprinkles next summer and see what happens - what've you got to lose?

Slimy Fungus on gravel

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 07:47

Sorry to hear that Peter - but thanks for the update.

Good luck

Christmas lights in the garden

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 07:45

Hmm, what we really need is an outside electrical socket within reach of the front garden ... we've got an electrician coming in the new year to put in a new fan in the bathroom ... I wonder how much he'd charge   then next Christmas we could have outdoor sparkies too


Posted: 17/12/2014 at 07:41

Morning Gemma   Great! 

Mine's still working too - but I can't stay awake after 9pm


Posted: 17/12/2014 at 07:29

Good morning all

Gg ((hugs))  Christmas is a stressful time for some people - maybe he's getting nagged and he can't shout at him/her so he's shouting at you and your pallets instead. I would pop a Christmas card through his letterbox with a note saying something along the lines of "Sorry, I didn't know the pallets were annoying you - you should've said - they're only there temporarily and I'll move them asap.  Merry Christmas"   It's really hard to be horrid to people who are nice to you


Preposterous question....

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 07:06

Edd how can I explain the fact that I'm sitting here with tears streaming down my face at 7am to my OH  - when he eventually gets up - maybe I'll have recovered by then !!! 

Or maybe not!!!

Advent Calendar

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 06:52

I've alerted Daniel to the fact that today's Window isn't there!  Obviously there's no one in the office at the moment, but I'm sure he'll look into it (little joke there! ) as soon as he opens () his emails.

Merry Christmas folks!

Advent Calendar

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 06:48

Yes, today's 'window' hasn't appeared   Obviously a blip!

I'll send a message to the web team.

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