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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

New Dralek

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 13:22

Alan's been here a year now - he's picked up a Noooooooooooorfolk accent!

dog bite,anyone know for sure?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 12:18

Thank you Cangran

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 11:49

Blustery winds, blue skies, white fluffies and sunshine at the moment - but OH has just gone down to the village on his bike ..........


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 11:46

Strong blustery winds here but the rain has stopped and we have blue skies and white fluffies - OH has gone down to the village on his bike ............

Monty don new series

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 09:48

Sorry Bekkie  , but I can't see how the garden with the raised beds and greenhouse was out of reach - it's just the sort of project we get asked about on here quite frequently.

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 09:44

I spoke too soon - that was a really big gust, making noises in the chimney - think all the hatches are battened - although the mini-greenhouse top is propped open a bit - but it's in a sheltered corner - fingers crossed.

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 09:43

Very heavy rain hammering on our west facing windows - really noisy!  Have had to turn the radio up!  The wind's not too bad at the moment but a bit squally!

dog bite,anyone know for sure?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 09:24

A friend of mine was the landlady of the local village pub.  She and I both had young labradors - litter brothers, both lovely dogs, both had done obedience and ringcraft training and had won classes.

One day her dog was let out  just as the paper girl came through the gate, round the corner and into the pub yard to deliver the paper.  The dog was excited to be let out, wouldn't be called back and rushed about and ran up to the girl and jumped up, biting at her arm and tearing the sleeve of her puffa-type jacket.

Many people, including the paper girl, said that the dog could be excused in the circumstances.

My friend had her dog put down immediately.  She said that if her dog had done that to a smaller child he'd have torn her face.   He would not come back when called and was therefore out of control and not safe.  She could never trust him.

That is being a responsible dog owner.


It's my birthday

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 09:12


 Have a lovely day


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 08:16

I think I'd worry about the roots rotting and the trunks becoming unstable.  If they're covered in climbers (and with climbers on a cross-beam as well) they'd catch the wind. 

I'd rather do a proper job and take the trunks and roots out, replenish the soil and put up a pergola.

After all, leylandii are pretty shallow rooted and not too difficult to push/pull over if you leave enough trunk to give some leverage. 

It's pretty difficult preparing the soil for planting climbers when the area is full of tree roots.

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