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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hedgehog or rats

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 10:24

Hedgehogs tend to poop when they're feeding and as they wander aroud so you usually only find one dropping at a time.

Rats' droppings tend to be in accumulations.

Norfolk bargains?

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 10:20

Hi, just a heads up that in the Norwich Notcutts this week I saw two large (5ft plus) Trachycarpus fortuneii at half price (the biggest was £125) in the bargain basement section - I thought Alan 4711 or someone might be interested.

Talkback: Growing aubergines, chillies and peppers

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 10:12

Hi Ellen   have a look here and see what takes your fancy


Posted: 14/02/2015 at 10:10
Yviestevie wrote (see)

Morning fellow forkers,

......., I couldn' t bear to leave 'scraggy bits' lying around any longer to mine has been tidied up over the last week or so.

I've done some tidying up this morning - eyebrows tweezed, face and body exfoliated, lots of lotions and potions applied

Are there any advantages of starting sweet peppers off now?

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 08:29

Do you mean you have a heated greenhouse and growlights?  Anything much less than that will result in weak etiolated (leggy) plants - I won't be sowing anything tender until April. 


Posted: 14/02/2015 at 08:25

Good morning all

Dd, leftover pastries make a wonderful bread and butter-type pudding if you add some stale brioche - Verdun would love it I'm sure  

Hope Shadow is feeling ok - I remember our dogs taking two or three days to get over it then all was forgotten once the stitches came out.

Lots to do today - must go into the city to get some wax polish for the parquet as Waitrose haven't got any in stock - I'll pick up some food from the market at the same time.

Just need another coffee before I start the day properly - anyone else want one?






Posted: 14/02/2015 at 08:17

At this time of year I bundle it up, put it in a string or net bag and hang it in the shrubs or on the fence and watch the bluetits using it their nesting material.  Then later in the summer when it's dry and dead I put it in the compost bin.

Scarlet Emporor Runner Bean in blossom indoors in Feb advice please! :)

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 20:22

Daisy, save your energy and enthusiasm for something that will work otherwise when you're continually met with disappointment you'll lose heart and lose interest in gardening -  there's not a hope in hell that your bean plant will produce anything.  Sorry


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 19:15

Hello folks - hallway, sitting room and dining room all looking spick and span, thanks to a lot of help from OH when he got back from work at 3.30   Now the bedrooms need spring cleaning   I'll have to get on with it before the weather improves 'cos the garden will beckon ...


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 10:28

You can do it when they're in flower, but of course they won't look as attractive after that - so when the flowers have gone over is the usual time

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Please help me choose 
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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

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Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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