London (change)
Today 19°C / 16°C
Tomorrow 17°C / 12°C


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 12:32

Tootles - understood and appreciated

Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 11:09

If you wear gloves to garden where cats have defecated be sure to rinse them thoroughly outside and remove them before you go indoors - do not wash your hands with gardening gloves on in the kitchen sink - there is a risk of contracting toxoplasmosis from gardens soiled by cats and the damage that can be done to a foetus if contracted during pregnancy is horrendous .


Posted: 24/02/2015 at 10:52

Hi Louise - have a look at Gardening with Conifers by Adrian Bloom

you'll have more options than you dreamed of.

I bet Verdun will come up with some great suggestions too

Sorry, my link shows the USA site, but Adrian Bloom is an English gardener and the book is available in the UK.

Ugly new garden

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 10:49

Beware of laying gravel over concrete - my brother had a large area of gravel laid over a hard surface - it will move underfoot - one day his foot slipped on the gravel and he broke his ankle in two places - no joke for a man in his 50s - 8 years on he still has trouble with it.  Seek advice from someone - don't know who but there must be safer options!

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 10:34

Good heads up Edd.  I've had free prescriptions for some years due to a thyroid condtion but fortunately I was aware that my certificate needed renewing and did just that. 

It does seem odd that one should have to renew an exemption which is for a 'life long' condtion

Now I'm fortunate enough to be so old that my prescriptions are free anyway

Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 09:45

Thank you Gemma   I do try to be and I do see both sides - I love cats and have had many of them (and have also seen many killed on the roads) - however I do feel that I should be free not to plunge my hands into carnivore excrement in my own garden if that is my choice.

I think that sometimes a bit of  'he who is not for us is against us ' creeps in and that's a shame.


Posted: 24/02/2015 at 09:30

Good morning KEF and everyone I've missed

I've just cancelled Friday's dental appointment - I won't be able to breathe with someone's hands in my mouth!  I've made it for 3 weeks' time - should be ok???


Posted: 24/02/2015 at 08:17

Morning Verdun   that's going to look fabulous - I don't know hocus pocus but I've googled it - so pretty - shame it likes moist soil - it would look good in an area I'm going to start on soon, but it gets very dry in the summer - ash tree roots so close to the surface  

Identify tree and pruning advice

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 08:12

I love plants for shade - we also have large trees and a high boundary - sadly it's a fence rather than an ancient stone wall.

How wonderful to live next door to a castle - if you want any digging done maybe you could get Time Team in

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
Replies: 1    Views: 187
Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
Replies: 19    Views: 486
Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
Replies: 123    Views: 2916
Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

Replies: 6    Views: 287
Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
Replies: 5    Views: 325
Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
Replies: 11    Views: 357
Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
Replies: 2    Views: 180
Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
Replies: 11    Views: 448
Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
Replies: 5    Views: 231
Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
Replies: 36    Views: 1068
Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
Replies: 28    Views: 867
Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
Replies: 19    Views: 588
Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
Replies: 12    Views: 448
Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
Replies: 7    Views: 369
Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
Replies: 15    Views: 495
Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09
1 to 15 of 130 threads