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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

runner beans

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 13:57

Yes, it won't be a problem.  I try to move mine about a bit but as I'm also limited to space I sometimes end up growing them in the same place two or even three years running.  It can even be adventageous as you would enrich the humus content of the soil before growing them, and two or three year's worth of added compost and manure etc results in really moisture retentive soil which is just what they need.


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 13:30

Welcome Clarice

I've just been standing on the terrace with a dish of live mealworms - robin came and perched on it three times but just wasn't quite brave enough to take his eye off me and bend down to pick up his lunch - in the end he went and perched on the chair where the dish usually is and gave me a hard stare, so I gave in and put the dish down on the chair.

I'll continue with training the robin later when I've had my Cromer crab salad lunch

Stock cubes

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 12:13

I use the Marigold Swiss Vegetable Bouillon powder ( it's ok for vegans and there's a reduced salt version which is great).  It's in a tub which means you can use as much or as little as you like - I'm also on a Food Forum and it's the stock powder of choice for most of us.  No preservatives, colouring, artificial flavourings or GMs.

When I was on a low carb diet a  teaspoonful in a mug of hot water was a sustaining snack (or even a lunch). 

Highly recommended and available in most supermarkets.


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 11:38



Posted: 27/04/2015 at 11:35

 Just as well he's the double of my OH

Leaf cutting bee help URGENT

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 08:43

Can you post a pic or two Froginhood?  Click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow instructions.

Following on 'Advice on Lawn Problem'

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 08:36

I think some of the grass in the first pic looks like couch grass - but the darker tall shoots in the second pic look different.


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 08:29

Good morning Wonky - you off work today?  


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 08:25

A friend always used to go to Chelsea on the last day and take a shopping trolley which she left in a luggage locker somewhere (station???). She would buy ex display plants at the end of the day and bring them back to Norfolk on the tube and the train - they got bashed about but most survived.  She had an amazing garden.


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 08:23

Good morning all

I cried too, and I remembered what happened from the last time  He cried real tears didn't he!!! 

I like the way it's been directed enormously - no lingering mawkish sentiment - we hardly see either the rumpy pumpy or the tragedy, it's all implied, but it's so powerful - I think the more so because it's in our heads not in front of our eyes!!!

We had frost in the front garden when we woke this morning, but not in the back so hopefully the fruit will be ok.  The espalier pear has blossom on for the first time this year - I'm not going to let it fruit as it's still just a baby (well maybe just the one ) .

I've been trying to work out ways to screen off the 'utility' part of this garden - not easy in an area of 12 x 12 metres - decisions must be made soon as I've reached a bit of a block about planting schemes - OH is at home today so I'm hoping he can help me to focus ...

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Check your local forecast ... 
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