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Posted: 27/08/2016 at 07:12



Posted: 27/08/2016 at 06:59

good morning all  A quiet, still and sunny morning - just the cooing of wood pigeons


Posted: 26/08/2016 at 22:23

Sounds like a lovely day BL 

Im in bed listening to several tawny owls calling from somewhere nearby - wonderful!

sweet dreams all ... 

Things I don't get

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 19:07
philippa smith2 says:

I think you forgot to add "men" to "ladies" at the mini roundabouts DHR - in fact any roundabouts !  Try following a bloke round a roundabout or a supermarket - most of them haven't got a clue

I'll take your word for the Golfing problems - must be really annoying - even more so when they pile their bits and pieces into their cars and set off to negotiate some roundabouts

Where would we be without something to annoy us.

Dove - I was trying to figure MCP - got it now

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Things I don't get

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 18:51


Mosquitoes attacks

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 14:36

You can buy 'non-drowsy' versions of antihistamine tablets, suitable for taking if you're going to drive etc. 

Raised beds and buying worms!

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 14:33

We were advised on here (some years ago now) to line the base of our new raised beds and we did as suggested - we have no idea whether some soil would have washed out of the bottom or not, but as the beds were of lightweight construction, and the land they were placed on wasn't totally level, I suspect that it may have done.  

Despite the bases being lined, worms found their way in pretty quickly 

Shop bought multipurpose compost

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 14:25
chrissieB says:

Hello Dove

is the Nottcutts you use peat free or have you tried their peat free compost?

thanks Chrissie

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 The one I use is a reduced peat formulation, it works well and is water retentive without being a sponge - I've tried quite a few peat free composts and they either turn to dust or set like concrete after a few weeks.  Horrid stuff.  


Posted: 26/08/2016 at 09:27

Hosta, has your OH lost his recipe?  Tell him to try this one ... a little bit different   It's the one I'm going to try this year. 

Happy birthday to your daughter 

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Shop bought multipurpose compost

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 08:56

For the past couple of years I've been using Notcutts own brand of MPC for tomatoes etc and pots of summer bedding etc - the quality has been much better than others I've seen and I've found no problems with it. All plants have grown well. 

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