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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Cabbage white butter flys

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 11:47

Close inspection and squidging twice a day. 


Posted: 22/11/2013 at 11:46

Hello again - that's one heck of a BoP plant Pam - bet it looks amazing when it's out!

I'm back from Sainsbugs and farmshop - just having a coffee before I unpack the shopping and start making banana chutney. 


Posted: 22/11/2013 at 09:18

Yes, I've spent the last 13 years either at a desk, in a car or on a service user's sofa   Coupled with a manager who bought chocolate cake for us all at the first sign of a stressful day  - and I enjoy cooking!!!  It's so good that I met OH who enjoys eating even more than I do!  The metabolism of an Irish jockey!

Panda ((hugs)) good to see you - treat yourself kindly. It's only now that I've stopped that I've discovered how tired I was - give yourself plenty of time - it's the only way to get better 

Bottle Garden, any thoughts

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 08:16

Your best bet will be to use a variety of small ferns, as they will cope best with the low light levels and high humidity.  They also grow relatively slowly and won't need pruning too often.  

Avoid flowering plants as the dead blossoms will rot which will spread in the bottle garden.

Make sure you put plenty of coarse grit in the bottom of the bottle to ensure good drainage at the roots.


Posted: 22/11/2013 at 08:00
Ginglygangly wrote (see)

..... Years ago, when I grew up in Suffolk, we gathered them from wild trees. Wonder what variety they were? ....

Whereabouts in Suffolk Ginglygangly?   I grew up and spent most of my life in Suffolk too 

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 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Planning planting combinations

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plant offer in the Guardian 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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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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