Latest posts by Dovefromabove

The Old Beeb Posters!

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 09:04

As  I used to tell my children, one of the marks of a civilised and sophisticated society  is the ability to disagree without arguing

I think one of them listened to me - eh Wonky?

Log burner

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 08:49

If the stove hasn't been properly installed, it may well invalidate their buildings insurance because of the fire risk, not to mention public liability as far as your health is concerned, so they or their landlord will need to sort things out quickly. 

Christmas Present Fail

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 08:25

I remember Ma getting very excited when she saw that a shop called  Fatface was opening in Southwold. 

The 'traditional' dress shop  called Olivia's where she'd always bought her clothes had recently closed and been replaced by a 'trendy designer boutique' with nothing over a size 12

When she saw Fatface she took the name at face value  and said  'At last, a shop for people like me!'   .......... she was soon sadly disappointed

Christmas Present Fail

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 08:22
fidgetbones wrote (see)

You won't find a pharmacist over 30, who when you say Hollister, doesnt automatically think "colostomy bags" followed by " at least 48 hours for delivery, and that doesn't  include weekends, bank holidays and a fortnight shutdown at xmas"

What do you mean.. you only have enough to last until tomorrow?

I almost wet my pants when I see the bright young things parading around with "Hollister" emblazoned on the front.

That's made my day Fidget

The Old Beeb Posters!

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 08:04

Didn't think there was anything wrong with your post Verdun - just thought you were being 'careful' - nothing wrong with that. 

Think Mollis has been posting here for a while with no signs of malign intent  - however, there have been some difficulties lately and some of us are feeling just a little bruised, even if we're tough old birds


Posted: 28/12/2015 at 07:59


We've got a lovely view from our window at the moment - the slightly waning moon hanging in a misty grey western sky - so still and calm. 

Carrots - what's the secret?!

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 07:18

And you need to choose the correct variety for your purpose. 

There are 'early' varieties which you harvest early as smaller carrots and 'maincrop' varieties which you leave in the ground to grow large and harvest in the autumn/winter.

Log burner

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 06:29

It sounds to me as if it's been wrongly installed and needs a liner.  Think that friendly conversation needs to happen sooner rather than later ... there should be no problem with using logs in a properly installed stove designed for them.  Much nicer smell than coal or solid fuel.

But burning unseasoned logs with an unlined chimney can cause a fire hazard as the tar collects and soaks into the chimney bricks making them flammable. 

You and your neighbour should be able to get advice from a chimney sweep registered with HETAS

The Old Beeb Posters!

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 06:18

I was on the old Beeb board (under a different name) for a while but left because of trolling and bullying - not affecting me but it ruined the forum for everyone.

I know this forum's not perfect, but it's as near as dammit (and the new improved version will be even better) and is, IMHO  the best there is for gardeners

I understand the reason for the tone of Verdun's reply - other forums have been targeted by the same trolls who targeted the BBC forum,  especially at weekends, bank holidays and Christmas breaks when there are few Mods around to deal with them.

However, I don't think that Mollis is one of them

Turf not looking good

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 06:07

Hi Jonboy   to post a picture on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions ... hope that helps.  If it doesn't let us know

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