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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

silly quotes

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 07:52

Drinka pinta milka day!

Greenhouse Condensation

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 07:51

Increase the ventilation during the day - even leaving the door open on fine days until the ventilation has cleared. 


Posted: 22/11/2013 at 07:45

Good morning all   I love looking for satellites and the Space Station - I  would have looked for the comet too, but heavy cloud and rain here so no chance.  The street lights are turned off here between 1- 5am and it's brilliant - you can see the stars so much better 

I watched the Mark Gattis play re the beginnings of Dr Who last night - loved it - and I stayed awake - I've not been able to do that for years - I'm getting my life back!

As for the diet - I've done far worse than that - I have a thyroid problem which wasn't diagnosed for years  and that, coupled with an injury, resulted in a lot of weight gain.  Eventually, a few years ago with the support of my lovely new GP, I went on a Very Low Calorie diet (under 500 cal per day every day) and lost 7 stones.  Once I got started it was really quite easy to do, as I'm a bit of an all or nothing sort of person.  It's much  harder cooking and keeping the calories down rather than just opening a sachet and stirring it into a mug of water.  

I've gained a couple of stones over the years since then, but I'm beginning to shift them now - one will be enough 

Quick screening fix needed

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 20:03

   If you want to talk about greenhouse heating you need to start a fresh thread.

No one will find it here on a thread about something totally different.  

Visiting Wonderful Gardens

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 19:30

Nut - you might find you have a friend with a spare room in the vicinity 


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 19:28

I didn't feed much last summer as it was newly potted - a couple of doses of tomato fertiliser when I fed the toms.  I'll do that a bit more often next summer. 


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 19:22

Nut, I think you may have seen Yellow Hornet - I used to have one in a previous garden and it seems to retain it's fruit for ever.  OH actively dislikes the more ornamental crabs for that very reason.

If I had room for one I think it'd be John Downie as it is good for jelly (makes a lovely coloured jelly) and if not picked the fruit falls to the ground for the birds.

I suppose it's horses for courses. 


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 19:17

Oh James - sorry to hear that  follow doctors' orders and we'll keep our fingers very crossed that you make a swift recovery!


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 18:47
star gaze lily wrote (see)

........................ Glad you're feeling better Dove, are you enjoying your retirement?

 Don't get me wrong - I loved my job - but I was so tired and rushed all the time - I'll swear I can feel my BP going down 

Visiting Wonderful Gardens

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 18:44

Oh yes  - what would be the most important things to see?

I'd love to see the hellebores, but then I'll probably see most of them when I go for the snowdrops.  Later on there's the agapanthus and euphorbias, and of course the veg garden and glasshouses ....... what do you think?

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:19

Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:33

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 14:46

Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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Growing Mushrooms

Has anyone done it on purpose? 
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