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Heather Michaels


Latest posts by Heather Michaels

Legionnaires desease in compost

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 13:05

Laughing so hard at all of you  Well done to all common sense campaigners - we're a dying breed!

Talkback: Garden spiders

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 13:01

Apparently the conker thing does work! A friend of mine's mum has them around her house and says she never sees a spider. The lucky thing! I HATE spiders, but recognise that they have their place in the ecosystem and do have some uses (trapping and eating up more of the bugs that I don't like!!) so over the last couple of months I've been a big brave girl and tried to just ignore them (that is unless they drop on my head or run across my feet eek) but its situatio ridiculous at my house right now with spiders and I just can't cope with them any more. There are just simply too many in my porchway off of the garden (even though it has a door to shut out the outside world) and the front door to my house and the surround (bearing in mind I live in a house made of wood) are absolutely crawling with them. Huge great disgusting hairy long legged things. Urgh. Yuk. And I can be brave no more lol I just cant cope with that many and its difficult to keep them away cos there are so many that webs spring up over night in both places, attracting even more and I can't touch the spiders to move them so I can get rid of their lovely webby things! Am now resorting to conkers and some sort of spray which says it contains chestnut oil so I can hopefully get rid, clear down the webs and be spider free. Happy days lol Unapologetic wimpy type person when it comes to bugs, especially the eight legged variety!

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 12:31

Yum! Haven't had toad in the hole for quite some time. Me thinks I might have to remedy that and soon lol Fab yorkshire pudding x

Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 12:29

Sorry Bouleversee I can't help you at all but I'm responding here so this gets bumped back up the list in the hope that someone can help/advise/confirm/refute for you. Doesn't sound like contact dermatitis to me though to be honest. Hope you get to the bottom of it. Heather

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 12:21

Bizzie Lizzie,

My Roma's don't have many seeds either. They are fleshy, but so, so watery but you've given me an idea for what to do with them when the rest of them eventually ripen. If I roast them first to remove a lot of the water they'll very probably make a rather nice tomato sauce. Thanks, Heather x

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 19:32

My tomatoes are finally doing very well indeed. Bumper crop but they're taking forever to ripen (although its now 50/50 ripe/unripe). Most varieties i'm very happy with (names escaping me just now though) but one I won't be bothering with again are Roma's. Very disappointing, watery and tasteless. They offer a lot of promise when they're all read and shiny but in reality a thumbs down from me. 

Absolutely nothing working properly today

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 19:28

Hi Daniel,

Took a few days out as explained above, logged back on today and no problems at all, all fixed.

Thank you so much for working so hard and so tirelessly getting this fixed.

Heather 

My new profile picture

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 19:16

Hi all,

Dave got fed up of talking to me looking like a blank faced bloke so he sent me this lovely picture to use for my profile. I'm looking very chic I think!

Thanks Dave xx

Pumpkin carvings

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 15:10

Wow they are fantastic. I'll give the carving a miss, I'm rubbish at anything arty and I'd probably just end up with something looking like a blob with a ruddy great hole in the middle lol. And even if I did manage it, if I stuck a couple of those outside my front door at night and then went outside and came face to face so to speak I'd die of fright lol I'm such a wimp I'd scare myself, soo dark in my garden!

Absolutely nothing working properly today

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 12:47

Hello all,

Just a quick note to say that I'm giving up with this site for a couple of days until its (hopefully) sorted out. I'm responding to posts but end up typing to myself as it doesn't update, latest discussions or most recent posts aren't updating, can't edit my profile pic etc etc. Surely this can't just be a cache issue as we've been told. Server issue?!

Be back on to talk to you all in a couple of days, take care til then, Heather x

Discussions started by Heather Michaels

I'm not sure what they are?

I'm wondering if these are friend or foe? 
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Last Post: 20/04/2015 at 20:38

What is this please?

Identification please 
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Last Post: 27/03/2015 at 21:48

Looking for a ground cover plant

Any ideas please? 
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Last Post: 18/02/2015 at 12:19

What am I?

Can someone help me with an ID please?  
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Last Post: 11/02/2015 at 10:23

Hello!

It's been a long time! 
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Last Post: 11/02/2015 at 10:00

What am I?

Am I a baddie? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 21:14

Trouble loading pictures

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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 15:24

Identification required please

Campanula and Begonia - but which varieties?  
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 20:48

Wisteria "Amethyst Falls" - is it ill?

Was doing great, now I'm not sure if its ailing 
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Last Post: 11/05/2014 at 19:18

Is this trying to die?

Cistus Purpurens "Alan Fradd" - Advice Needed Please 
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Last Post: 11/05/2014 at 20:50

What am I?

Needing an ID please 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 07:42

What are these infiltrators?

I need an ID on these please 
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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 16:50

Can anyone help ID this little beauty please

Another ID required please 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 16:07

Identification required please

Can someone help me identify these two please? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 12:45

Bees, Wasps and Hornets

What a HUGE topic! 
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Last Post: 21/03/2014 at 10:43
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