Dovefromabove


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Ant colonies in my planters.

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 20:58

Ants do not like wet soil, so empty and refill your containers and plant some plants that like really moist soil and keep them well watered, then hopefully the ants will move on somewhere drier. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 20:27
Iain R says:

Dove,


Try locking car with key &  don't use remote. It wont set the alarm -worth the risk for one night unless you are in a very high crime area!


See original post

 Iain  you're a star! It's a Renault megane so only has a 'hidden key' and 'hidden keyhole' which I've never had to use, but what you said reminded me and I've checked the handbook and know what to do - fortunately all has been quiet since I posted last - hopefully Doris has worn herself out now ... 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 18:50

Flippin' wind keeps rocking the car and triggering the alarm   I'm sure most people understand there's nothing I can do but I'm very aware that our very elderly neighbour sleeps downstairs at the front of the house and is alone once his carer has tucked him in for the night. It's probably very annoying for him. Still, he once drove from the South Cape to the north coast of Africa


so he's probably put up with worse things than an annoying car alarm. 

Last edited: 23 February 2017 18:50:57

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 16:46

I'm going to pick OH up when the Farm Shop closes - not really safe to cycle around here with wheelie bins flying through the air ...

Identify this plant

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 16:31

But I saw a some on a hedge bank yesterday and it looked like a patch of spring sunshine 


I grow the bronze leaved variety 'Brazen Hussy' which isn't quite as vigorous. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 15:01

Stay indoors Pdoc!!! 


Son lives on the Suffolk coast - he says he's lost some roof tiles. Wonky's plastic greenhouse now bears a strong resemblance to a Hawaiian grass skirt 


Lets hope it's all over soon. 

The calm before the storm

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 14:44

Just retrieved NDN's wheelie bin as it was blowing down the road and into the traffic. Not at all nice out there ...


take care folks ((hugs))

Last edited: 23 February 2017 14:45:28

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 14:19

This morning they said we'd get winds of 30 a 40 mph. Now they're saying 70 - 80 mph in about an hour.


I don't remember winds this strong or noisy since waking up in the middle of the 87 hurricane. We were cut off and without electricity for around a week back then. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 14:05

That's naughty of them Flowers   I'm sure we all understand that their job is fraught with difficulties today, but they're not being paid to drive around the countryside just looking at bins.


Our bin men have been really conscientious  today - I was pleasantly surprised to see them taking as much care as they could to stop bins and rubbish blowing about. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 12:13

Notcutts Garden Centre have just emailed me saying they're offering half price cake with any hot drink in their cafeteria ...

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