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Posted: 27/03/2015 at 08:52
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

morning all. Overcast here but at least the wind has dropped.

Off to get my hair cut before returning to work next week.

Glad to hear you've got the ok to go back to work - don't overdo it to start with


Posted: 27/03/2015 at 08:14

Verdun, if you've finished with the sunshine down there it would be lovely if you could shove it up this way please

KEF and everyone/anyone I've missed

It's my birthday

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 06:49

Sorry   I missed this - you'll have to have two days of birthday celebration, like the queen  - Happy Birthday!!!


Posted: 27/03/2015 at 06:39

Oh, hello Wintersong - didn't see you there


Posted: 27/03/2015 at 06:39

Good morning Dd   have a nice dogwalk - we have sunshine here but there's some ominous low cloud in the west

Welcome to Hours Go By   I shall probably call you Hours if that's ok with you - please feel free to call me Dove

Mice in the compost bin

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 06:35

Mouse droppings are really quite small - are you sure they're not rats?

If they're mice I wouldn't worry at all - the compost is fine to use (although as always you should use gloves when handling compost). 

Compost should be turned/stirred/aerated regularly and kept moist - that should make it much less attractive to mice.

Hope that helps.

Question on weeds

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 21:00

Ah Fidget, you beat me to it - serve me right for answering the phone before hitting submit

Question on weeds

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 20:59

It's one of my favourite plants that I learned to enjoy way back in my childhood - the Butterbur aka Petasites

Strange bitter white root

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 19:52

Chicory root?


slug clear

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 19:48

The RHS says "A liquid formulation of metaldehyde (Slug Clear) is available for watering on to ornamental plants and soil, it should not be applied to edible plants. "

I would plant another 6 rows of potatoes elsewhere and then contact the manufacturers to find out how long to wait before using that area of your allotment for edible crops.

What a shame

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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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


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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