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Posted: 18/10/2014 at 23:20

Sorry you're not well BM, hope you feel better soon.  Hope George is OK Bekkie.  Miss my dogs when Im cuddled up on the sofa, it was like having a couple of hot water bottles.

dog bite,anyone know for sure?

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 23:14

I have owned a number of dogs in the past.  I always kept them on a lead when out walking.  They did run free in my garden but it was well fenced and there was no possibility of access by anyone unless I allowed them in. 

I love dogs, but I think it is unacceptable for them to bite anyone unless they are seriously provoked.  I certainly wouldn't let them run free on open land whether I owned it or not.  No dog can be bomb proof, they can be ill and in pain or perhaps the weather can become too much for them.  In this instance it was an adult that got bit but it could just as easily have been a child, after all, haven't we all nipped over the odd fence as a child.

One of my dogs was actually attacked whilst on my doorstep by a labrador that ran down my drive. The owner insisted that he always walked the dog off the lead and had never had any trouble before.


Talkback: Help wildlife survive winter

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 23:02

I feed fat ball, seed, nuts, mealworms and any fruit I have that is passed its best.  I dont ground feed but the other birds seem to drop enough to keep the larger birds happy.  I have consciously planted shrubs and perenials that attract wildlife.  I do tidy the garden for the winter but I do have a log pile and have created wildlife 'homes' with housebricks behind some of the shrubs.  I have a birdbath and a half barrel and also try and leave some water in a shallow dish on the floor.  The birds line up to feed and we get lots of insects, frogs and toads, I havent seen any hedgehogs.   We do get the odd cats visiting the garden and I have to say that occasionally I see evidence of a bird kill, although that could be the sparrow hawks that drop in occasionally. 

now I have seen everything!

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 22:47

Saw one working at Hampton Court, seemed to work OK.


Posted: 18/10/2014 at 22:44

Evening all, got bored this evening and ending up logging onto plant porn which in turn ended up with me buying Tricyris Matsukaze and Epimediums Warleyense and Rubrum.  Been watching West Wing (I'm halfway through series 3) and Lewis today, not keen on Saturday TV Its all reality and game shows, Ive even gone off Strictly this year.


Posted: 18/10/2014 at 18:31

Ive just checked Dove and the thingies aren't with my cookery books (thats where my seeds were).

It's the other way round in our house.  Hubby leaves things everywhere and expects them to be where he left them months later, even if it was on the dressing table or the dining table.


Posted: 18/10/2014 at 17:37

Ooh looks like I crossed with a few other, glad to see our advice is the same.


Posted: 18/10/2014 at 17:36

Hi welcome to the forum.  The campanula is a hardy perennial so should be fine outdoors all year.  If its like all the other campanulas I know then it will disappear underground for the winter and reemerge in the spring.  Regarding the container aspect, I have quite a few varieties but they are all in the ground and I have never grown one in a container but I'm sure someone will come along and give you advice on this.


Posted: 18/10/2014 at 17:15

Hi Folks,

Sorry to hear you've lost your thingies Dove, just think of the last place in the world you would ever put them - and look there.  It usually works for me.

Fidget the photo of the turtle is fab, glad to see you are having such a good time.

Bekkie it did rain earlier but its lovely and sunny here now and this morning was dry.  I managed to do quite a bit of tidying up round the garden and I've planted my white cap peony.  Hoping to aerate the lawn tomorrow but still feeling shattered after my full week of nanna duty. 

Going for a look round be back later.


Posted: 17/10/2014 at 21:43

Evening all, Hope everyone is OK.  I did start to read posts but everyone kept talking about sn***s and I can't stand them, so I've given up.

Back home, no Nanna Duty for two whole days.  Hope I'll be able to get into the garden tomorrow, if it doesn't rain.  My new Peony has been delivered, White Cap, hopefully I'll get it planted tomorrow.

Really tired tonight so I'll have a quick look round and call it a  night.



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