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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Book Lovers and Library Users

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 19:23

I like to choose novels by reading a bit of them rather than choose by reading someone else's review of them, so while choosing online would be ok for academic books or practical subject books, like gardening, furniture restoring or cookery it wouldn't suit me for choosing fiction or poetry.

crop protection

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 16:55

Kind of them to leave you one

Book Lovers and Library Users

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 16:51

I take on board other people's preference for annual subscriptions - I'm really not sure which would be best.  I thought Pay per Item because it would be a smaller amount and not put people off .  There's probably pros and cons for both.


Posted: 04/11/2014 at 16:44

KEF Have a lovely evening.

Book Lovers and Library Users

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 16:40
  • I would pay for a library service rather than lose it.  (Of course we pay for it already, but I know what you mean.)
  • I think charging per item would be fairest.
  • I live 3.5 miles from our wonderful central library in Norwich, 2.5 miles from a smaller local library, and a short walk from the Waitrose carpark where the mobile library stops.  We are very well catered for living here.  When I lived in a rural village and was a mum working from home I lived for the fortnightly visits from the mobile library.  So did my children.  The mobile library is so important to isolated rural communities, many of which have no regular bus services, and I think they should be saved over some of the community libraries on the outskirts of cities like this - at least we can get a bus to the library.
  • Aged 62


Posted: 04/11/2014 at 16:18

Bill - indeed - utmost respect! 

Apart from taking the leaves off the netting over the pond I'm leaving them alone until they're all off the ash trees - then I'll spend a day raking and bagging them up for leafmould.   I see no point in doing the job twice and while they're littering the lawn and the Little Wilderness they're available for the hedgehogs to gather up (fewer for me to rake then  )

Spring bulbs growing now

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 14:13

The frost will slow down their growth but those spring bulbs are hardy in the UK so although they've got a bit of a head start because of the mild weather they'll be fine and you'll find them peeking through the snow (if we get any).

I'm afraid I don't know what caused the problems with you aliums - I've not grown them often and haven't come across any problems.  I planted some this autumn so next summer I'll have my fingers crossed.

Spring bulbs growing now

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 13:55

Liz, my sympathy for your loss. 

I agree with Nutcutlet as to the probable identity of the pictures.  There's nothing you need do to them.  They'll be fine.

Purple Tree?

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 10:43

A good way of encouraging it to be a bush tree would be to cut some of it for flower arranging in the summer - it looks really good when combined with acid green/yellow alchemilla and some pinky purples

Winter 2014/15

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 10:39

Prepare for the worst and hope for the best

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