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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

frogs

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 11:08

Sounds like the equivalent of the village hall dances I used to go to - all the males in the bar - all the females through in the dance hall  

They grew up eventually ....

New Gardener - Big Garden

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 10:15

Join a local gardening club - they're not just for experts - I'm sure some of the members would be thrilled to come round and give a few pointers in exchange for a cuppa and piece of cake (or glass of beer or whatever)

Or even have a look at gardens around you and if you see any with plants that look similar to yours, try to engage the owner in conversation - ask questions and explain that you've just taken on a lovely garden and you don't want to spoil it - most gardeners are just as kind and helpful as us and love to help

Good luck and don't forget to keep coming back here with photos, queries and progress reports

Hello

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 07:57

Welcome Wonky Legs - looking forward to watching the progress

Pant ID

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 07:49

My initial thought would be a euphorbia of some type, but there are so many different ones, and I can't get the pictures to enlarge.

Scout project.

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 07:27

What about just planting a load of early potatoes?  Just the right time of year and you should get a crop in 12 weeks.  Not too much maintenance to do - just some gentle weeding and earthing up. 

You'd be surprised how many children just don't know where potatoes come from, and the magic of planting potatoes and getting lots back never ceases to amaze them.  Then they can take the crop home with them or maybe you can even cook and eat them all together. 

I did it with a group of young children years ago - each of them brought a couple of potatoes from home, most of them had started to develop shoots as that's what I'd asked for - but they don't need to have shoots - commercial growers don't chit potatoes.  They were amazed at how they grew and how many potatoes they got and they were so proud to take them home and eat them - most children will eat potatoes

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 07:12

 

This is nothing compared to a lot of others ,but my mum of 83 has an appointment at the hospital , they have cancelled it a few times .we now have one at short notice for next week.  My Husband  cannot take her as he is needed elsewhere, so they say they can provide transport but only for her .I have to get a taxi and meet her there.it's usually a taxi that comes for my mum , it's just that because it's been paid for I am not allowed to go in the same one .!  

Last time they said I. Wasn't allowed to go with her in the same taxi I thought it was picking others up .but no just my mum ............ 

 

Granma - when you contact the hospital transport people tell them that the letter from the hospital says that your Mum must be accompanied.  If that doesn't work then contact the Consultant's secretary who sent the appointment letter and explain the problem.  I used to get this problem when working with people with severe disabilities - the transport department are given targets and have to stick by them - often the consultants don't know that they have to stipulate to the transport lot that the patient needs an escort. 

Good luck

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 06:50

Good morning all  

Couldn't get on yesterday morning then got involved in baking and knitting and cooking supper and ...... well, the time just flew by. 

Flippin cold here - no gardening done other than inspection of primroses ............... oh, and I've got flowers on my broad beans   Not many insects about yet tho' 

Cat Poo on my raised veg beds

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:33

I make a cover of wire netting to protect seedlings etc in my raised beds - it keeps the cats off and the birds safe and lifts off easily when needed.

Tattoos

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 14:50

Afraid I'm not keen on tattoos and don't have any.  When I was about 15 I wanted to have my head shaved and have purple butterflies tattooed on my head, but fortunately I grew out of that

My son had a tattoo on his arm when he worked in the music business, but he regrets it now. 

If other people want tattoos it's entirely up to them, but it's not for me.

chillington hoe

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 14:43

There's a video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msTl0S0sPLM of someone using an Azada - it may help you decide whether it's suitable for you

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

Renamed 
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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10

FIDGET'S BIG DAY!!!

Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

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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