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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

seating area designb

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 16:16

Levi - this forum belongs to the Gardeners World magazine and is provided free for gardeners to seek and provide advice to each other.  The magazine's income comes solely from advertising so it is unfair if some businesses get their advertising free while others pay for it.

We all appreciate the forum being provided for us, so if someone tries to get some free advertising we let the Moderators know and they zap it.  Nothing to do with being a 'do gooder', just playing fair and appreciating the service GW provides. 

If we have received really good (or bad) service from a company, whether it's a seed company, nursery or some other type of supplier of gardening equipment, we let people know about it. 

But using it for free advertising really isn't on - hope you understand. 


Posted: 11/02/2014 at 16:03

LOL, posts crosssed Clari  


Posted: 11/02/2014 at 16:02

PMd you back x 2 


Archie, of course you can PM me 

Is Clarington back yet? 

Flood damage

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 16:00

The burrowing mammals/ small rodents will be having a tough time of it on the Levels, and when they do badly so do the owls and the birds of prey  

Hibernating hedgehogs won't have stood much of a chance 

seating area designb

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 15:48

What an unpleasant post - and I think you probably mean 'fulfilled'.  

Raised Beds Cat Poop

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 15:41

My one and only raised bed is in the same condition Paul - I shall rake off the top couple of inches and bag and put the rakings in the bin.  

At this time of the year I'd be adding some more well rotted farm yard manure and some homemade compost to the bed and forking it in a bit anyway, so I'll just add a bit more. 


Posted: 11/02/2014 at 15:37

Hello folks   Back from the Suffolk coast where the wind and rain was  verging on the apocalypic - 3 miles inland there were blue skies and sunshine.  Pa is a lot better thanks to prompt action by the staff at the Lovely Home and the On Call Doc - but he's fed up because as the weather is so foul there's no one walking dogs on the common for him to watch.

Re internet safety - you probably shouldn't associate with me at all - I'm always going off topic  

Chicken manure - what should I do with it?

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 10:36

The popular fertiliser nowadays is Chicken manure pellets - not fresh chicken manure which is a very different thing and should be kept away from plants when fresh - sorry to disagree with Mike there  (unless I'm misunderstanding him).  

Compost your chicken manure before using or make a hotbed!  After you've finished using the hotbed for raising seedlings plant your courgette and squash plants on it 


Posted: 11/02/2014 at 10:23

Hi, has anyone else heard from Clari?  I've had a PM this morning saying that she's having problems posting, but I'm just off to visit my Aged Ps - look out for her you lot - if she continues to have probs send a PM to Daniel 


Posted: 11/02/2014 at 09:37

That's it, we know who to blame now .......... it was Punkdoc!  

The government will be so relieved, it was beginning to look like their fault 

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