Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Soil improvement of raised beds

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 19:02

I would buy in some bags of well  rotted farmyard manure from a garden centre ... it's not expensive and will be free of weedseeds, which isn't always the case with manure direct from stables.  

I would also add some Fish Blood & Bone which is a slow release organic fertiliser, also obtainable in packs from garden centres.  ... use it before sowing ieach spring according to the directions on the pack and that should really revitalise your father's veg patch.

Best of luck to him and his veggies 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 18:55

That's probably quite enough excitement for a Wurzle 

Large lawn

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 18:54

When you zoom in on it that grey/brown stuff doesn't look like grass ........ and whatever it is, it looks as if it's been allowed to grow too long between mowings.  

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 18:46

But Worzle hasn't been up to Norfolk and back ... would he know the way? 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 17:58

I'm home and Lola's  parked in the driveway, complete with her two new springs, an MOT and lots of new oil in her engine.  All should be well for a while ... realised I did under 5,000 miles in the past twelve months ... that's what being laid up for half the summer does 

Hope Cosmos' poorly paw gets well soon 

((hugs)) tp Pdoc if he's looking in 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 15:53

Lola is ready for me to collect ... just called a cab ........... 


Posted: 06/11/2017 at 15:52

Syringa 'Minuet' is a lovely dwarf lilac 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 14:10

Oh yes Obelixx    I did my first 'real driving' in proper Minis where I could do all the general maintenance, and take the spark plugs out and dry them with a hairdryer after driving through East Anglian floods ... I didn't spend time working for a Hot Rod and Stock Car garage when I was seventeen for nothing 

Cannas and winter

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 14:05

I would do it now!

If the garage is frostfree they'll have to go in there if you don't have a greenhouse.  They should be ok there. They won't need any attention until late spring. 

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 14:02

Fredbare ... we live and learn ... I would pot them on into bigger pots for now and plant them out when they're bigger and stronger.  When you do plant them out plant them deeper than they are in the pots ... that way they'll grow lots more shoots from the base and grow even stronger eventually.  

I find that you get more for your money from Taylors , although costing a bit  more initially.

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New Year's Day Flower Count 2018

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Two shrubs need a name please

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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

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