Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Bird disease

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 16:30

I stop feeding the birds for three weeks Aug/September (we usually take our holiday early Sept) and a few times a year we give the feeders a good scrub and a soak in Milton and then make sure they're properly dry before hanging them up again. 

Seems to work ... fingers crossed. 

strawberries baskets first season

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 16:16

I would get the plants.

Plugs sound too small to fruit this year.  You're supposed to prevent first year plants from fruiting by removing the flowers. 

Identification with these evergreen plants?

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 16:05

I agree with Nut - it's a monster - have 'em all out. 

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 15:43

Great pic Zenjeff 

I was sitting in bed yesterday morning with a mug of coffee, watching some things falling, one after the other into our neighbour's garden................ then I saw the blackbird hurling lumps of moss from the gutter and rooftiles in the search for bugs and grubs 

Just need to vent...

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 15:37

Can I just suggest that this forum is not the place for politics ... it's caused problems before ... can we learn from the past even if the politicians can't?  

Resurrected Nine

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 14:56

Horses ploughing .....  kittens playing with knitting wool ....... the horses were my favourites 

Hmmm, embarrassing ........ couldn't get the car radio to accept me inputting the code (after Greenflag had done the fuse thing the other day) so I had to take it up to the garage, where their chap couldn't get it to work either ........... then the woman in the office came out and did it just like that (she's just bought a similar car).  No charge ......... bless 'em. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 14:04

It's been one of those days so far .......... did my shopping - no Le Parfait jars but more due in any day so I'll pop down next week.  

Then because of the car's blown fuse the other day, the radio needed its code putting in again ... I'd got the code and the instructions .... could I get it to accept the code, could I heck   so I phoned the nice garage who look after my car and they said take it to them now, so I did.  

Oz sat down confidently in the seat and started pressing buttons ................................. half an hour later it was nearly done, but no matter how many times he tried the radio would not accept the last digit.  

We both read and re-read the instructions but no joy ... then a woman who worked in the office and had bought a similar model car just a couple of weeks ago came over and sorted it out ... bless her .... no charge for any of it.  

Think I'll put the kettle on ............. 

Just need to vent...

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 10:57

Frank   .... once upon a time Editors edited the contents of their publications ... now they publish everything and we have to do the editing for ourselves 

No offence to the splendid Editors of GW mag and online of course  

Last edited: 24 March 2017 10:59:33

Slug & vine weevil nematodes

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 10:55

No such luck - the nematodes are specific to their 'prey'.  

Resurrected Nine

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 10:32

Hope all goes well Lantana.

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