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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Squishing caterpillars

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 17:53

Cabbage Whites like my Sweet Rocket (it's a brassica) - they certainly found that rather than my baby Purple Sprouting plants that were hiding amongst pots of hostas 

Please! Help!

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 17:04

Oh bless you LittleMiki - that's a real mixture of dogs and wet weather  but it's not a lost cause.  We'll put our thinking caps on.   I think one thing we need to think of is the need to keep the dogs to one area of the garden when they're out there on their own otherwise they'll wreak havoc.  What sort of dogs are they?  

And how old are your children and what sort of things do they like (or would they like) to do in the garden?

And have you got a figure that you can spend on this, or is it a case of 'as little as possible'? 


Posted: 07/11/2013 at 15:53

Thank you Gilly 

Here have some honey and hot lemon

 Hope you're feeling better soon.

Help needed to plant and screen off 5 metre garage next door

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 15:49

This link gives pretty comprehensive details of what can and cannot be done without planning permission.  If they did apply for planning permission you should have been notified.


Posted: 07/11/2013 at 15:30

That looks brilliant John - you could sell them - how much for delivery to Norfolk?


Posted: 07/11/2013 at 14:27
GillyL wrote (see)

No lap top just standard PC ,no smilies,...........have I upset you Dove?.I may have missed the point in your reply to my posting. earlier,but it seems a bit rude.,

I'm sorry Gilly - it was an obviously unsuccessful attempt at humour   I had hoped that the winking smiley would indicate that, but not everyone reads things the same way.  My sincere apologies 


David, many thanks for the good wishes - there's some good company on here to spend my retirement with 

Help needed to plant and screen off 5 metre garage next door

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 14:23

Surely 5 metres is a two storey building?  Sounds more like a flat for the au pair (do they still have au pairs?)


Posted: 07/11/2013 at 09:52

Maybe it's something that's happening in stages, depending on which software you use?


Posted: 07/11/2013 at 09:50

Plant them outside in a quiet corner - they grow again in the following years, but won't be as full and lush as in the first year - still pretty tho'.

However, if you have Native English Bluebells in the area then don't plant your hyacinths outside - they could interbreed. 

Help needed to plant and screen off 5 metre garage next door

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 09:46

Can you erect a sort of trellis fence in front of the wall - then you could grow all sorts of lovely climbing plants some with flowers and berries and/or evergreen foliage to make it attractive all year round. 

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What is this ornamental tree please?

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