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Spammers are back :- (

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 19:37

Me too Dove- I don't want to even open the thread. Is there a way of ignoring them just from the title of the post?

Inspiration and ideas needed

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 21:22

Hello Jeff ,have to say looks like you've done loads of work and it look like you are very creative

When you say the front wall, I'm assuming you mean the part that is painted in the dark Creoseal including the steps up. I like the darker wood effect but as you say it has come out very dark, if it were me I would probably hold off painting the other sleepers that colour for now. The reason I'm saying this is you have a fence of a lighter colour running behind it all. So if you paint the other sleepers that colour than you eye would be drawn to the lighter fence behind.

I do think that the dark colours show off the foilage of plants brilliantly but of course that will  depend on the overall light that you have in the garden. You say that the garden is predominatley north facing and I can see some trees behind the boundary. It's difficult to judge when you don't have any green foilage to constrast the dark colours. If you paint the other sleepers the dark colour then It would definatley give defination to the separate area which could look great.

Maybe start introduce some plants in there in there so you can see how the dark colour works with the green of the plants and take it from there.

I agree with Kate, introduced some spring bulbs, daffs would look great in the Spring and work well with the dark colours.

Hope that helps

Fork Handles

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 23:27

PP- yes it was an horrendous experience- it happened so quick. I just heard her making a noise, growling/wailing and  she just ran at me and it was a full blown attack.

To make matters worse I was getting dressed at the time so had a lot of bare skin on show. I had to fend her off with a duvet but that didn't put her off at all, she just kept on coming. My OH had to stand in front of me so I could get out of the room- really scary.She would have gone for him as well if he had pushed his luck.The only way I can describe it was a feral, rabid animal.

But........ she's had her op and is back to her normal self. I'm am still a bit  wary but fingers crossed things will work out well. like I said it's a lesson learnt that if you are going to keep cats indoors you still have to neuter them.


Fork Handles

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 22:40

on the subject of spams and my new found knowledge- thanks Becks



How to post a link?

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 22:33

Cheers Becks- I'll have a look at the other way as well. I can see the chain link option. Brilliant  I can now start posting links


Fork Handles

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 22:25

Hi Flo, it really shook me up, it was very nasty but my wounds will heal. Everything so far is a lot calmer, she's coped really well with the op and fingers crossed that's the last of it. Lesson learnt and I would advise anyone with a house cat to get them neutered as soon as possible.

How to post a link?

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 22:05

Becks- you are a star thanks very much, this has been a sticking point for me for months, all I was missing was hitting the enter the button

Great stuff

How to post a link?

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 21:59

Thanks Becks, I'm going to give it a try.

I've copied and pasted the link. I didn't realise that you needed to press enter to get to get the underlining?

hope it works


What's the strangest thing you have ever grown in a pot?

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 21:39

I have nutured weeds thinking they were seedlings, I have some in my coldframes and nutured them for months thinking they were seedlings of particular plants

Fork Handles

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 21:21

Think it might be Boots

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