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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

has anyone ignored tomatoe growing advice

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 07:54

November Member - if you're referring to Anna Russian, it will flop and sprawl  as the stems are too frail to support it's own weight - it grows more like a squash so I support it with a tripod-type frame of canes and strings - but yes, it's indeterminate so take out the side shoots.

Christmas of yesteryear

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 07:47

I'm a January baby too Lyn and RB  - I look forward to  the hazel catkins and snowdrops - I regard them all as being there just for me (but I suppose I'll have to share them with you now )

My daughter has suffered with SAD, it was part of the ME she endured for most of her teens and twenties - fortunately her health is much improved, she has a job she loves and everything is much better for her now - but her husband and I still keep an eye on her in the winter - she finds that a regular dose of Selenium ACE really helps

Memories of Yesteryear.

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 07:43

Mike, if you're cold go to bed - take a flask of hot chocolate and the radio with you - it's the easiest way to keep warm - don't sit up late into the night - do you have an electric blanket?


Posted: 11/12/2014 at 07:38

  I forgot to say good morning ......... good morning all  ......... hope everyone's hatches remained battened overnight.  Not bad here in the east, a bit of a noisy wind, but nothing like some of you've got I'm sure.  Hope no serious damage has been done


Posted: 11/12/2014 at 07:36
Edd wrote (see)
.......  I have a tortoise shell butterfly in my bathroom that is trying to sleep. but the heat of the bath wakes it up and it flaps about in the blinds and i am afraid it might damage itself.  I would normally just put it outside but it is very cold out there and i fear i might just be putting it to its death.

Any ideas anyone. Do i leave it till spring and hope it does not injure itself or put it out now, where it might freeze? 

Only 2 more baths till March for me.Will it be ok?


We found one upstairs the other day - OH put it in a quiet corner of the garage (it's cool but doesn't freeze in there as it's joined to the house).  Have you a shed, garage, log store, loft where it would be better off?

what a night

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 07:24

Good morning Pansyface - hope the crash wasn't too awful!  Not too bad here at all, but neighbour's downpipe has detached itself from the guttering and their cats are squealing at each other.

holly tree

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 20:17

Yes - how exciting


Posted: 10/12/2014 at 19:27
1Runnybeak1 wrote (see)

......LYN. I don't think it was a plane as there were about 8, 9, 10 bangs. .......

RB where have you been?  It was all over the news and the press and everything! 

Think the general consensus was that it was Father Christmas testing the after-burners on his new sleigh


Posted: 10/12/2014 at 19:15

Or even something that dissolved cats?   ..........   Smacked wrist for Dove

When we had cats we had a large outdoor sand tray in the log store and our cats used it and left my garden alone - my neighbours said that our cats seemed not to use their garden either, so apparently it worked.  Afraid I can't remember how often the sand got changed or what we did with the contents .... I'm talking about when my children were small and anyway, I think the ex dealt with that side of things

Christmas lights in the garden

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 17:18

Yvie that's a lovely tree  Is that you in the lovely frock in the photo on the wall?

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