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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

begonia tubers have bolted

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 20:30

Plant them as they are - now! 

Wodehouse competition mistake

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 20:09

Looks like the question's been amended  

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 19:56

These young people are the children of an underclass which has grown since the 80s; people who are alienated from the rest of society by an education which doesn't fit them for employment and their consequent inability to attain the material goods that society tells us we must have in order to be 'happy'.  They don't value themselves or other people - they want  'respect' but have no idea what it means.

The damage done to many young people in the care system (remember I was employed by Social Services) doesn't suggest that it is a  panacea for a troubled childhood, and the inadvisability of training troubled young men to fight is evidenced by the number of ex-soldiers in our prisons or selling Big Issues on our street corners.  Exactly what benefit there is to be gained from prosecuting the parents of children who are already out of control I cannot imagine.  

The only thing that will improve things is for those who govern this country to send their children to the schools that also educate the children of the sink estates - then those with power will ensure that all children have an education that fits them for life in the 21st century. 

Flowering trees advice

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 19:19

If you could find two similar but different cherries that bloomed at slightly staggered times, you could plant them alternately to extend the flowering period - but I think you'd need to speak to a specialist Prunus nursery to choose the perfect two types of cherry to get that right.

Otherwise I'd go for everything the same. 

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 19:12

Yes, the police are aware and have told him to dial 999 and quote a CAD number if there is an incident. 

Victim support haven't really been able to offer anything.  

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 19:09

My son's wife is from an ethnically Islamic part of Russia and she is Moslem.  My son in law's family are from the Caribbean.  We cannot  bear racism and intolerance. 

My son wasn't violent or abusive - he just told the boys politely that their behaviour wasn't acceptable - just as any adult should be able to.  

As the 18C philosopher and politician Edmund Burke said, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." 

Gardening and Chickens

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 19:01
Mrs G wrote (see)

Thanks Dove, that is a relief as you hear a lot of people moaning about how you can't have a garden and chickens.  I'm sure they will be less bother than our two year old! 

Speaking as a mother (even if the toddlers are now very grown up) I can assure you they'll be much less bother - once you've shut them up for the night you won't hear a peep out of them. 

Get them into the habit of having a small feed of grain scattered in their run in the afternoon - that'll be good training for them to rush into the run for the treat and then you can shut them safely away. 


Posted: 04/04/2014 at 18:57

Think I'll stick to FYM - at least I know where that's been 

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 18:53

Part of the bail conditions is that they're not allowed in the town, but that doesn't apply to their friends of course.  The problem is they think that they can get away with anything 'cos they're under 18 and up until now they have - hopefully the judge will think differently this time.  The CCTV evidence is pretty shocking!

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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ID please

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Yes, that soon!!! 
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Did you participate? 
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..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

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