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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

clay soil

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 15:36

Incorporate as much organic matter as you can into your clay and you'll be able to grow virtually anything.  It will be the most fertile there is and roses will love it.

Preposterous question....

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 15:33

According to Pidge the Toad we're in for a white Christmas

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 09:46

Have a look at the odds the bookies are giving - if they're not taking bets there's a strong likelihood of a White Christmas

Preposterous question....

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 09:26

Pdoc, it's because blokes and babies look so cute when they're asleep


Posted: 16/12/2014 at 09:23
punkdoc wrote (see)

Morning all, grey and damp.

Thanks for pm KEF, you are very wise and kind, although I would prefer to think of you as in Dove's cartoon!

Going to drag myself into town, to try and find pressies for OH.

Roll on the lighter days and my holiday in the sun in January.

I can assure you Pdoc, it's a very good photo of KEF

Now I have more time in the day, when I go into town I try to find a nice place to have coffee and sit by a window and people watch - don't know why but I always feel a bit better about myself afterwards


Posted: 16/12/2014 at 09:19

You're right to avoid goats - they prefer shrubs to grass - but geese would be very happy cropping and fertilising your lawn, and think how much you could sell them for at this time of year!

Preposterous question....

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 08:24
Fishy65 wrote (see)

While loath to blow my own trumpet, I do all the cooking in our house along with the bulk of the housework. The Christmas dinner will be prepared and cooked by yours truly 

Same here   I've also run two businesses, driven tractors and trucks, mended roofs, worked 'hands-on' in education, social work, the arts, farming and building amongst many other things ... whilst bringing up a family and working for two degrees.

I think the only thing that was affected by my gender was having my babies

Growing True Potato Seed

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 06:45
Welshonion wrote (see)
....  One little correction; seed potatoes are not grown in lovely warm spots, rather they are produced in cold places where aphids don't thrive.

Traditionally Scotland produces the best virus-free seed potatoes.


Posted: 16/12/2014 at 06:40

Good morning all

Sorry there's some sad stuff about ((hugs)) and sorry to hear about boiler too!  ((hugs))

Pdoc ((hugs)) watch out -  I think KEF's on a mission!!!

 I'm heading south today to deliver pressies and puddings to daughter and SIL.

rag doll cat?

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 06:30

Yes, as Lyn says, a beautiful big fluffy cat  -  a breed that loves human company

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