Dovefromabove


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Inspiration needed.

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 15:58

Beech or hornbeam - you can clip that quite close so that it's narrow and you don't lose too much of your garden - and if you clip it close at the right time of year (August) it will keep it's autumn leaves through the winter - thus still hiding the fence in the winter months.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=83

 

Sand

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 15:54

It depends where it comes from - some builder's sand used to come from dredging the sea bed and contained salt which would not be good at all for seedlings. 

If I were you I'd try to find out where the sand comes from. 

Good luck

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 15:23
KEF wrote (see)

.... or do young cockerels sound like they have sore throats? 

Sometimes they do KEF ... and sometimes they grow out of it, and sometimes they don't

I love hearing a cockerel crowing in the morning - it doesn't wake me, probably because I grew up hearing it

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 13:36
Yes. I've hot G. Totally Tangerine blooming away merrily in the frost!

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 10:46

Oooh - Maldon in this light - I want to see the photos please 

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 10:36

Spare camera batteries are on charge 

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 10:35
Topbird wrote (see)

Sleet forecast for here 

Never mind eh? Quick stomp and a mug / bowl of something hot sounds just the ticket 

One good thing - if the forecast is bad there probably won't be too many munchkins running about everywhere ...

My thoughts exactly ... every cloud has a silver lining 

Inspiration needed.

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 09:52
Tetley wrote (see)

Wow!   WHAT a story .......I`ll bet that bat is worth a small fortune now - my late husband would have been so jealous 

And if he hadn't fallen into a ditch of stinging nettles it would never have happened 

Inspiration needed.

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 09:07

Tetley - the mist is over here in Norfolk now 

Our family has a story about stinging nettles ...

Many many years ago when my grandfather was a small boy in short trousers, Dr WG Grace, the famous cricketer, came to the family farm to go shooting with my Gt Grandfather.  

My grandfather, in his excitement, fell into a ditch of stinging nettles and his legs were covered with a rash!  Dr Grace hauled him out of the ditch, patted him on the head and said, 'There there my boy!'  (or something like that)  'If you're a brave boy and don't cry, I'll send you a cricket bat when I get home.'

Grandpa was a brave boy and didn't cry and sure enough, Dr Grace was as good as his word and sent him a lovely cricket bat, signed by him, and with a silver plaque engraved 'Presented to Herbert W*** by Dr W. G. Grace'.

It was inherited by my father and when I was a child it was my job to oil it every summer.

It's now been passed on to my brother. 

 

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 08:42

Skis Nut, or even better 

http://www.aviomania.com/G1sa.htm   -  you'll see there's a technical drawing with all the details your OH needs - but he'll have to get a move on to make it by Thursday morning 

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