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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Is this a flea beetle and do they bite humans?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 09:38

I used to find that bites around my ankles were usually from cat fleas in the carpet - they'll live there for years and wake up and bite you when the weather warms up 

Tomato trouble

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 09:35

Hmmm

I've grown various varieties of tomatoes outdoors in this garden for the past three years. 

2012, loads of tomatoes, very few ripened on the vine but almost all ripened indoors.

2013, even more tomatoes - all ripening on the vine - have only just finished using some that I roasted and froze

2014, plants flowering and all looking healthy - fingers very crossed ............ 

Hungry beaks?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 09:28

The goldfinches are really getting through sunflower hearts in our feeders at the moment.  

I've also discovered that blackbirds and dunnocks like the hedgehog 'biscuits', so a bit of that gets scattered around in the little wilderness - I've just been watching two families of fledgling blackbirds and their parents jostling for the best pickings 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 08:28

Think I might have to do some housew**k 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 08:14

Not just wind here but rain as well now 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 07:20

Oh, good morning  KEF  Good morning Snoodle 

.......... and anyone else I've missed 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 07:19

Good morning Clari  ((hugs))

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 07:14

Stacey, sorry to hear about your pusscat   I do think you're right to not keep throwing money at it - just let him/her see out his days in peace and quiet, not being poked around.   Daughter's much loved cat was diagnosed with a huge tumour just after Christmas, and as she was off her food and having 'digestive troubles' she and hub took the decision to have her PTS there and then, rather than distress her further and put themselves into debt.  The vet agreed with their decision.  

Fortunately a few weeks later a friend who works at a cat re-homing charity found the perfect new puss-cat for them 

Dilemma?  Bring it on 

time to take cuttings

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 05:37

I find that at this time of year very few cuttings need heat.  Mine are outside, either in the cold frame or against a north-facing fence. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 05:32

Good morning Daisy   I was rooting for Holland too 

I'm wide awake 'cos we've got really strong winds here - a large beech tree has blown down in a pub garden a couple of miles away  http://www.norwichadvertiser24.co.uk/news/lucky_escape_for_norwich_pub_owners_after_strong_winds_cause_tree_to_crash_down_just_metres_from_building_1_3677749 

Don't think we're getting the scorcher - our local forecast says "It will be a generally cloudy day with occasionally heavy rain, possibly with thunder. Feeling cool, especially near coasts with outbreaks of rain. Fresh or strong northerly winds will slowly ease. Maximum Temperature 18 °C. " 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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Already! 
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It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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