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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

JUST FOR MIKE

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 08:48

Oh no, don't get depressed - lots of people still have lots of self respect and are kind and honest people - look at all the kindness on here. 

Some things aren't the way we personally would like them - but it has ever been thus - but as long as we greet the world with a smile it will be a good place 

Of course, things will be much better when I'm in charge   - but they haven't told me when it's my turn 

My Profile.

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 08:45

It has taken my friend months to get his affairs back in order as email and bank accounts were frozen due to suspicious activity on them - he was abroad at the time and chaos ensued - he used to work for HMF and is therefore very security conscious, but they even got him - the only way he found out that his details etc had been cloned was that because of his previous job his internet activity was being monitored by the British Army security!!!

hydrangea

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 08:41

There's no need to remove them. 

Roots everywhere

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 08:19

Have you got some mature trees in/around your garden?  They're probably at the other end of the roots. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 08:17

Have a lovely day Lily 

Fg - I think that at least one of the dancers last night could put both of his feet up whilst remaining vertical - at least that's what it looked like 

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 08:15

As we all know this is a good year for slugs and consequently an annoying one for gardeners.  Even in our garden with its gritty loam, hedgehogs and frogs, we are seeing the effects of marauding slugs.

I have therefore asked my Under gardener to spare a couple of inches of beer every now and then to use in a Slug Pub.  

Understanding that the slugs only need a small portion of the beer in a standard bottle, my Under-gardener has enthusiastically volunteered to do some research into the best beer for slug pubs, but wary of the possible damage to his liver (and bank balance) and seeing no reason to re-invent the wheel, I wondered whether any of you have established the slugs' beer of choice or alternatively whether you and/or your Under-gardeners would like to join in my Under-gardener's research on this important subject.

He has pointed out to me that this research will have added benefits as the Recycled Beer can be used as a potent activator on the compost heaps. 

Will you join in this research?  What is there to lose?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 07:59

Good morning Lesley, Clari and Fg 

What sort of dog Lesley?

Clari - I think plastic coops are the way to go - those mites can be such a problem.

Fg, glad your friend put your feet up for you - can you reach them and get them down now? 

Trimming Alder

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 07:55

The time to do it is after the leaves have fallen but before the sap rises in spring - certainly before the end of January.

There is information here on how to cut branches back flush with the trunk so that you retain a good shape without damaging the tree. 

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Advice/profile?PID=233 

I love alders - they're one of my favourite trees.

tomatoes

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 07:51

Hi Tomsk 

Tomatoes will need fresh soil/compost every year. 

http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/fruit-and-vegetables/how-to-grow-tomatoes-in-grow-bags-and-pots/340.html 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02
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