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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

metal arch

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 10:19

Once an arch gets climbers growing over it, it'll be vulnerable to being blown over if it's not firmly secured to the ground - I think you'd need some pretty big and weighty containers in order for it to be safe in strong winds. 

fill hole where pond was

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 08:58

You could have some of the topsoil we've got - we're digging out a pond 

Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 08:57

Oh no - not DG pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!!!!


Posted: 11/03/2014 at 08:51

Mrs G - shame you're not near Cambridge - I got 3 clematis for a tenner from here the other day 


Posted: 11/03/2014 at 08:49

Good morning folks!  Thank you so much for all your kind wishes for Ma 

No bones broken thank goodness, and they gave her a thorough going over, Xrays, ECG and bloods, all fine. By the time all that was done there was no chance of a transport ambulance to take her home so they kept her in for the night and she'll go back to the Lovely Home after breakfast this morning.  We didn't get back until nearly midnight as the Acle Straight was closed for resurfacing so we were diverted via some of the prettier Broads villages. 

OH kept me company at the hospital last night -  it was nearly midnight when we got home so we went straight to bed, conseqently the washing up from supper is still in the kitchen - but I have got a load of towels out on the washing line this morning.

The forecast yesterday was for it to be chilly here in Norfolk, but the thermometer shows that it got up to 18C for the second day running.

I've just had a text to say that the new spade will be delivered between 12.31 and 13.31 today by someone called Alan 

Now I'll check on what you lot were nattering about last night ...........


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 18:03

 Cheers Verdun - all thanks to OH   Note the broken spade mended with gaffer tape - the new one should arrive tomorrow .......... 

still waiting to hear how Ma is ............. 

Since joining GW forum,I have been overwhelmed with all the support & advise

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 18:02

 Didn't make a cake today, but I can offer everyone some freshly home-baked bread and home made crab apple jelly or some good cheese ..........


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 17:49

Just had a phone call from The Lovely Home, Ma's taken a tumble and they can't get her up - they're waiting for paramedics to get her up and decide whether she needs an xray or whether she's ok .......... watch this space............... 

Okay to place water butt against house wall?

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 17:45

Is he suggesting a damp course, or just a bit of damp proofing painted on?

Okay to place water butt against house wall?

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 16:34

Providing the water butt is properly installed there shouldn't be a problem, but I suppose a coat of damp proofing sealant wouldn't do any harm and if the builder thinks that the render might be suspect it might be a good idea - it might stop it developing that green algae that sometimes grows in damp dark corners. 

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