Latest posts by Dovefromabove

New 'Secret Garden' emails

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 16:26

Why don't you set up a Secret Garden folder in your Inbox, and set an instruction that all the Secret Garden Emails go straight into it?  Then when you want to find them you'll know where they are.

Or you could set up an instruction that deletes all the previous emails from SG and only keeps the most recent one.  I find that useful.


Posted: 27/08/2016 at 16:22

  Just had some exciting news

When to scarify...

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 16:16

Hi Pp - I've not actually booked it yet, but  if you go on their website and go into Tool Hire, there's a section for Garden Equipment - apparently you have to register on their website and then you can choose to pick the equipment up from one of their stores in your area, or you can have it delivered. 

When to scarify...

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 15:16

Our lawn got sadly neglected this year due to dealing with parental demise and other stuff, and now the dry spell has turned it a lovely shade of brown fluffiness due to thatch and moss.

I'm going to investigate hiring an electric scarifier from Homebase within the next fortnight, and I'll then overseed with a good lawn mix.  

Frog traps

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 14:08

Pa was from a farming family - he flew in Wellingtons 


Posted: 27/08/2016 at 11:36

I waited until most of the early Windows 10 bugs had been ironed out then went for it - after all they're not going to keep doing the patches for the older versions for ever, so I went for it while it was still free.  I like it - I've had no problems, but there are some little idiosyncrasies - as there were with all the earlier versions 

Back from SM with beer, cider, bread and loo rolls plus a few other essentials like bacon, sausages and cheese.  They seem to have run out of Sanex shower gel but have double the usual amount of Sanex bath stuff - methinks there's been a blip somewhere .  Good job we have enough to last the weekend!  


Posted: 27/08/2016 at 11:06

Have a good day DD ((hugs))


Posted: 27/08/2016 at 11:05

I used to have a strap - but it disappeared about the same time as Windows 10 arrived - fortunately I've got a pretty good memory ......... so far 

Struggling Silver Birch

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 10:59

The grounds where I used to work had a lot of mature silver birches and the ground was light and very free draining.  The birch leaves always began to change to yellow and start falling earlier than the other trees on the site, and as they survived a long while I guess birches can cope with these conditions - however as these are fairly newly planted I'd do as ChrissieB suggests, clearing an area around them and mulching - a bucket full of water each every few days in dry spells wouldn't go amiss either. 

Frog traps

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 10:54

Think it was probably a newt - lizards like warm dry places 

Frogs are pretty good climbers - they'd have got out if they'd wanted to.  

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