Dovefromabove


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Shield Bugs

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 15:18

We love Shield Bugs - they are so handsome

 

Foxes

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 14:51

This time of year young adult males are being ejected from the clan and go out to find their own territory and this is when we sometimes find foxes in areas where they've not been before.  Try to make sure you and your neighbours make him feel unwelcome - lock up poultry and small pets, don't leave food out that might tempt them to visit.  Set up intruder lights that will switch on when they come into your garden (just for a couple of months your neighbours will have to be understanding).  Hopefully the fox will move on

Can You Identify This Flower For Me Please??

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 14:46

California poppy?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 14:14

A wonderful book "Remarkable Plants that Shape our World"  - fascinating information and brilliantly illustrated - just my sort of book

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 13:56

Try to make sure that they keep her in long enough after the saline drip is removed, to get her used to drinking enough by mouth.  So often they rehydrate them then discharge - then they get dehydrated again.  It's the 1:1 support in hospital that is so important for the elderly confused.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 13:48

There are some very kind people in this world -  I've just had a lovely present to cheer me up!!!  It's succeeded

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 13:16

The thing is a lot of elderly people seem to cut back on their liquid intake because getting to the loo can be difficult, or they can be afraid of/embarrased by 'leakages'. 

The problem is that the more concentrated the urine, the more likely it is that they will get urinary tract infections or 'urgent need to visit'. 

Quite often as soon as someone finds out that many/most elderly people use some form of 'protection' and that it's quite acceptable in polite society, they're happier to follow instructions to drink a bit more.

green tomatoes

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 12:36
Boater wrote (see)  ....  I could just build a climate control system, but that would seem like cheating!

Definitely cheating!  LOL

Belfast sinks and their true value?

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 12:30
gardenning granny wrote (see)

Is a butler sink the same? This photo taken a couple of years ago - now is completely covered in echeverias, euphorbia myrsinites (at the back) and various forms of houseleek.  I don't water it and have gravel surrounding all the plants.

It stands on four coffee jar lids to keep it off the ground and I absolutely love it.  Didn't buy it, inherited it along with a smaller apothecary sink from my Auntie Lily.  I take the echeverias into the unheated greenhouse in the winter, but the rest stay put.

 

completely covered

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60369.jpg?width=350

 

gardenning granny wrote (see)

Is a butler sink the same? 

A Belfast sink has a weir-type overflow.  A Butler sink (sometimes called a London Butler sink) does not have an overflow.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: Today at 20:26

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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