Latest posts by Dovefromabove

White bugs infesting compost bin

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 19:47

Springtails help turn 'stuff' into compost - they're good guys

moving blackberry plant

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 19:40

That's what I would do - you'll probably have to cut it back when you move in June and forgo fruit for 2016 - but otherwise I'm sure it'll be fine.


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 19:30

I wore mine for a couple of hours this morning before tennis, to get used to it, and by the time I was there I almost forgot I was wearing it. 

orange/brown slime in pond!

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 19:27

You beat me to it Plant Pauper - here's the thread

Hope that helps

Mares Tail - how to win

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 19:18
Fairygirl wrote (see)


hendy wrote (see)

Thick bleach poured directly on the weed if that fails caustic soda.



Fairygirl wrote (see)


hendy wrote (see)

Thick bleach poured directly on the weed if that fails caustic soda.




jo47 wrote (see)

Exactly Fairy ............ 


And it doesn't work anyway - it only kills the part of the plant it touches - it doesn't translocate back down to the roots and kill them - and it kills all the invertebrates in the soil, any small mammals and insects that touch it, and poisons the soil.  Why would anyone ............ ?


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 19:14

Poised and at the ready Fairy - suffice to say I won all my service games


Knee support turned out to be much more comfortable in use than I had thought


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 18:39

SGL, it has turned chilly again hasn't it?   Brrrrrr!!!

Liri - glad you're pleased with your mum's home

Flolloping on the sofa now - legs are tired - the rest of me is following


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 15:59

Brrrrr!  the sky in the northeast just went dark, then a muddy yellow, then there was a rainbow - now a huge black cloud has spread across the sky - just a little blue patch in the far west - and it's sleeting - I didn't think we were expecting sleet and snow again until the weekend


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 13:10

Hello folks!  Back from tennis - one other newbie this week so that makes 6 of us all together at the moment - apparently there are two other regulars who are away at the moment.  There's only the one court and we play 5 sets at a time so that works well with turn taking etc. 

Better have a look and see what you've all been chatting about this morning


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 10:28
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

....  Didn't know Dove likes awful reality programmes! I quite like some of them Good for ironing in front of.

Absolutely BL - a bit of a Judge Judy fan - but at least I know that her reality is far removed from real life and she knows it's just Show Business.   Can't stand any of the others tho - Jeremy Kyle should be banned from tv for ever!  Talk about exploitative

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