Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Wildlife in enclosed rear garden

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 13:56

Foxes will walk along the top of some fences - they're almost as nimble as a cat.  But that hole wasn't made by a fox. 


Where can I buy ornamental sweet potato from?

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 13:26

It may well be 'unavailable' because it's too early in the season - lots of plants aren't available the whole year around - try emailing them to see when it will be in stock.

Wildlife in enclosed rear garden

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 10:51

First bet - rat 99.9% sure

Otherwise - rabbit - has a neighbour's pet escaped?

what kind of chemical to delay the flowering of gladiolus?

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 09:53

Not something I know anything about and I'm personally not keen on using chemicals for this sort of thing.

However, I have found this which may be of interest to you

Colditz escape!

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 08:58

That sounds like a great plan Fidget!

A bit like when we were very young on the farm, at threshing time all the village children and their dogs would gather in the rickyard as the men broke open the stacks - we were armed with stout sticks and the dogs (mainly terriers) knew their jobs.  Not many rats escaped


Posted: 27/01/2016 at 08:34
Verdun wrote (see)

Dove, Dove, Dove.   You fail to understand.  Everest is there to be conquered.  Food is there to be consumed    ...........

Unfortunately I relate to that only too well

Enjoy planting Ruffled Swan

Slug resistant hostas

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 08:31
Verdun wrote (see)

...  Slightly early walk to the beach across sandy dunes revealed a profileration of slugs and snails.  This mild winter perhaps has encouraged breeding???

I think that's very likely Verdun


Posted: 27/01/2016 at 08:21
WonkyWomble wrote (see)

Morning all! Duvet was lovely thanks Dove!  neighbours weren't and have been waking me since 3am!  long day at work today but I believe there's an important national holiday tomorrow! 

Clari...... I second that! 

Aren't some of them supposed to be moving out tomorrow?  Maybe they were up early packing

Welcome home Pdoc - glad you had a good holiday  Next time take Hosta and his OH with you ... they're rubbish at choosing their own holidays

Verdun - 'all you can eat' ........ it's not a competition you know

How to improve the Trowel?

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 07:51
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

I'd not want a knife which turns into a fork then a spoon. 

" If it aint broke, don't try to mend it"

I was just going to say that Hosta!

I think, if I really wanted to improve the trowel, I'd ask people for all their broken ones and then try to find out why they broke and make one that didn't.

But then no one would buy any more 'cos they'd broken theirs ....

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