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Posted: 14/03/2015 at 18:57

I think the consensus from earlier threads was that it's ipad Art Studio


Posted: 14/03/2015 at 15:43


Soooooooooooo looking forward to our holiday down your way in September

compost or bark

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 12:42

My order of preference for general mulching of borders would be

  1. homemade garden compost
  2. composted bark
  3. bark
  4. MPC



How cruel is this?

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 12:38
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Don't know what the stuff at the top's about  when I try to edit it out it's not there ...

Aha, eventually the picture arrived and the gobbledygook disappeared

Bachata and cake sounds a good way of passing the time

I'm just going to make a Quiche Lorraine and a smoked salmon and chive flan ...for tomorrow   I made the pastry earlier today so it's been chilling in the fridge - better get on with it before I have my lunch.


Plant ID

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 12:33

Could the first one be an agapanthus?

What Are These

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 12:31

Hard to tell just yet - but look around you - they're from the seeds of a plant that bloomed in your garden last year


Posted: 14/03/2015 at 09:04
Dovefromabove wrote (see)
....  I spent yesterday evening repeatedly knitting and unpicking and re-knitting the neck and shoulder shaping of a cardi I'm making for DD ........

Sorry   DD = Dear Daughter .......... I hope Dordogne Damsel isn't expecting a cardi

I find knitting really good for me, it does for my brain what yoga and meditation  does for OH's  ..................usually

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 08:57

Lyn ((hugs)) sorry to hear you're having such a tough time - all I can suggest is that you keep phoning your Adult Social Services team and get your GP to do the same - the hospice may be willing to make a phone call too - sadly, with the huge caseloads currently overwhelming some social workers and care managers, in many cases those who shout the loudest that get to the top of the heap - it shouldn't be like that but it is.  The overworked managers sometimes feel that if someone isn't shouting then they must be coping.    It's not always understood that sometimes family carers don't have the time or energy to shout 

It can also be helpful to phone the office and ask for a copy of their Complaints Procedure - that will usually catapult you to the attention of a manager!

Good luck - thinking of you ((hugs))


Edited to say:  I posted the above before your last post - DEFINITELY ask for a copy of their Complaints Procedure - also log every phone call you make and let them know you're keeping a record.

Potash - wood burners

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 08:24

Here's what the RHS has to say about using ash from woodburning stoves in your garden

I would stress that you should not use ash from painted or wood that has been treated in any way.

How to grow sugar cane ?

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 08:21


I know what you mean - global warming is worrying

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

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Flower ID please

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Sisyrinchium striatum

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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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