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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Difficulty removing invasive plant

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 14:26

Stephen, to post a photo on here click on the green tree icon on the toolbar at the top of where you type your post and follow the instructions.

Tomatoes - in or out

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 13:14

Palaisglide!!!  Welcome - how very good to see you - you've been missed!!! 

Slugs in kitchen

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 13:12

A friend used to have this problem - some were getting in through a hole in the wall around the sink waste pipe (she blocked the hole) but most were getting in under the door (it doesn't have to be a big gap for a slug to slide through).  

We sprinkled (well spread really) a thick layer of cheap salt along the outside of the back door step and along the wall.  No slugs in the kitchen any more!!!  

Don't forget to replenish the salt after rain.  


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 13:07

Hello folks - I'm back   

I've done something I've never ever done before!  I've bought 3 pairs of shoes at once!!!   Well, Hotter were doing a deal where you got £40 off if you bought 3 pairs, and that meant the third pair I chose was free 'cos they'd already been reduced, and they're all so comfy and I've not bought a new pair of shoes for ages and ages..... I usually have such awful problems getting shoes that are comfy as my feet are so wide and I have very high insteps, but all three pairs are attractive and comfortable so ..... it had to be done!!!  That'll probably be enough shoes for a couple of years! One pair of trainers (they'll post them 'cos they didn't have the colour I wanted), one pair of sandals for the summer, and one pair of heeled peep-toes, in case I need to dress up a bit 

And I got a new nightie and some undies (some for Ma, some for me) and some line-caught cod fillet from the market for supper - we'll have that with  a chorizo, butter beans and  smokey paprika and tomatoey stewy sort of a thing

I changed my library books too and had a brunch of a ham & cheese toastie and a big mug of good coffee.  Just as well I came home or I'd have spent out - the garage will phone me later this afternoon and I'll get a cab down to pick the car up.  

chilli plants

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 12:58

Chilli thread here 

but to save time - no, don't put them outside yet - I'd wait until June 


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 07:31

Shame you haven't got any chickens - they'd love those!  But blackbirds and starlings love them - encourage the birds - they keep the blighters under control here - so far!!!

Complete beginner - confused

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 07:29

Welcome JDDB 

I agree with everything Hostafan has said 

Added to that, don't worry about the clematis - it's probably growing more roots!  There's a lot goes on that we don't see, but you'll see the results later 

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.  Show us some photos (we love looking at other people's plants) and pop in for a chat on Hello Forkers (if you're not too busy gardening).

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 06:52


Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 06:52


A Sticky or Notice Board thread.

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 06:45

That's what has been done before when something has been required to be easily visible for a while - we keep bumping the Help for Flooded Gardens threads up 

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Bargain Roses

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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Just some of the ways they help us 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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