Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Unsure what is harming my potato plants

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 12:52

I think your potatoes have blight - info and advice here 

Potato plants are often floppy ... this is nothing to worry about.

This is not likely to be related to the holes you saw earlier ... a few holes in potato leaves are nothing to worry about either and do not need spraying. 

Last edited: 11 October 2017 12:53:04

South east corner of garden

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 10:38
Tin pot says:

Dovefromabove says:

Very hard to make constructive comment without more information; scale, soil, area etc. a few photos would be helpful. 

See original post

 Scale?  You mean size of the area?

I don't know much about soil so happy to follow instruction on identifying characteristics.

I can get some pics.

See original post

 Size of the area and it's scale in relation to its surroundings.  

Looking forward to the pics ... to upload start with the camera icon ... if they don't upload you may need to reduce their size.  

Yellow patchy lawn

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 10:35

Mine looked just the same after scarifying last autumn.  I think it'll begin to green up soon ... I'd  give it  a little autumn feed (seaweed powder maybe)  and leave it until the spring to do anything more. 

Whay is this?

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 10:31
novice10 says:

Thank you so much Paul B3 and Bilje.

Thats ideal to plant around my summerhouse then ? :)

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 Not if your summerhouse is in the UK ... it won't survive our winters outside.  

Search function

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 10:06

Old threads are often ignored because if you've answered it and have nothing further to say what's the point in keeping going back to it?  How are we to know that someone else has asked another question on the same subject?  

The search function doesn't work well and that's a shame, but that's how it is for the time being apparently.

Opening a new thread for your question is a sensible way forward and in my opinion it usually serves the questioner's purpose ... which is the aim of the game after all 


Posted: 11/10/2017 at 09:57

Possibly a Lesser Yellow Underwing caterpillar   ... very late in the season to be around.  I'd have thought he'd be happier on an elderberry bush than a fir tree.  If you're worried about him damaging your tree pop  him on an elder tree. 

Last edited: 11 October 2017 09:57:26

South east corner of garden

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 08:40

Very hard to make constructive comment without more information; scale, soil, area etc. a few photos would be helpful. 

Grapevine protection

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 08:33

I can't imagine circumstances in which cats or foxes would really trouble your vines. 

If you're aware of foxes in the area perhaps don't use Fish Blood and Bone fertiliser which might encourage them to dig around the vines ... Otherwise I think you can sleep easily. 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 08:19

Good morning all  G'day Pat 

DD the others are right, ignore spiteful jealousy and enjoy the good stuff ... what a brilliant mayor ... makes your place sound like Trumpton ... Pugh, Pugh, Barney MacGrew and all that 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 19:05

Dacha ... I know it's frustrating, but you need to keep your foot up until it stops being so sore! 

I'll rest on the sofa with you 'cos my back really feels the lawnmowing I did this morning 

Hosta that's good planning 

Liri ... if you want some more raspberries come and help yourself ... we just can't keep up with them ... 

Now it's time for Coast to do the wonderful East Anglian coastline 

Last edited: 10 October 2017 19:08:34

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