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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Bulbs advice

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 07:13

You have an answer here

As for Treteleia - they used to be known as Brodiaea - I think I'd start them off in pots as with the gladiolus and then plant them out.  Once established they can be left in the ground over-winter to naturalise


Posted: 27/02/2015 at 06:58

Cambridge Favourite has a good flavour and fruits mid-season.  I've found 'Alice' to fruit well and have a good flavour, it's a bit later than Cambridge Favourite so would extend the season.

Lots here

I've been very pleased with what I've bought from Ken Muir - very good service.

Have fun



Posted: 27/02/2015 at 06:52

Good morning folks  

Get well soon BL's grandson - I prescribe medicinal ice cream

light frost here too but as you say, it's brightening up - my head and chest are still full of cold tho' so I shall be staying inside.  OH is home today; I might tackled the last bookcase - it has the gardening and cookery stuff in it

Flafafels to be made for supper

Aluminium posts

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:49

Don't think my fillings could cope with them Dave

Composting in the tropics

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:33
Willowkitten wrote (see)

Is composting even necessary in the tropics? I think pretty much everything would rot very fast in this climate. 

But properly made compost isn't just a load of rotten vegetable matter - it would be wet and slimy and horrible if that was the case.

Pruning Young Roses

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:26

Whereabouts is your garden?

Brassica question

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:24

Sorry Bob, don't want to be awkward, but beetroot is not related to the brassica family at all.

Brassica question

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:14


Aluminium posts

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:07

I believe the theory re aluminium pans and Alzheimer's has been discounted

Brassica question

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 18:58

You could sow some Swiss chard  there from mid-March onwards

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