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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 11:54

Well, no excuse then ........... boundaries and consequences apply to adults as well as children!!! 

Glad your son had a lovely time and that you're still in one piece 


Posted: 19/04/2014 at 11:52

Japanese Knotweed doesn't wrap itself around things, so you can breathe more easily 

You might have bindweed in the garden - there are two sorts, the white flowered which is larger and the pink flowered which is smaller .  

Russian vine is a much larger plant 

If you post a pic of the offending weed we'll have a go at identifying it for you - to post a pic you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar ar the top of where you type your post, and follow the instructions.  Don't hesitate to ask if that's not clear 

Poisonous Plants

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 11:44

In my (long) experience loopy cats are the ones with brains - it's the dullards that have no intuition - they're like people in that way 

sick? Quercus Ilex

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 11:18

Although they're 'evergreen' holm oaks do lose their leaves and grow new ones, and this is the time of year for it to happen - the tree will stop losing leaves soon and the new ones will look much nicer too.  It's just what trees do. 

Talkback: Swifts

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 11:15

I heard swifts screaming overhead earlier in the week 

Poisonous Plants

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 11:03

I think that cats and dogs (most animals really) are quite bright - if clematis presented a real danger to them cats would probably be extinct by now.

Very very occasionally a cat will do something totally daft and eat something it shouldn't - far more likely that a dog will do it, labradors see almost anything as a culinary challenge - and if the animal is then taken ill it's helpful to the vet to know what might have contributed to it, but I don't know of any cat keeping gardeners who avoid clematis.

Lilies do present a problem because if a cat gets the pollen on it's coat and then licks it off it can make it ill so my daughter does not grow lilies in her garden. 


Posted: 19/04/2014 at 10:51

Fg, you'd go blue rather than red if you were outside here - far too chilly for enjoyable gardening - I've chosen to de-slime the detergent drawer of the washing machine and give it a Service Wash in preference to gardening 

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 10:47
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

Well I've had a text back.....apparently the sun has affected their memory and they have gone for a day out 

The mum isn't expectant is she?  I did that sort of thing when I was,   

I got very good at apologising and bought apology-type boxes of chocolates in bulk 

sick? Quercus Ilex

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 10:44

It looks to me as if it's been affected by leaf miners - not very pleasing aesthetically but it shouldn't really harm the tree although it may slow down the growth a bit. 


Posted: 19/04/2014 at 10:13

I think I'm right in thinking that Stacey does 'one of those jobs' that may require her to keep her head down on the www from time to time - a friend who used to do 'one of those jobs' and who is recently retired has been required recently to keep off the www as he was being 'watched online' by ............ someone.  

Maybe she's being sensible and is keeping her head down 

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