Latest posts by Dovefromabove

entering the competitions

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 16:12

If you're a member of the forum those details will populate automatically from the details you put into the database when you  joined up.  That's what happens with mine anyway

Saying goodbye

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 14:57

It may have been - we're right in the centre of a Chalara hotspot - it was always the weaker of the two trees - we had the crowns lifted and thinned when we moved here in 2011 and our tree man said then that it was sound but not growing as well as the other one, but last year several branches suffered sudden dieback during the summer.   We decided it had to go to give the other tree the best chance of survival. 

Low lying evergreen cover

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 13:33

Hello Steve and welcome to the forum

Could you post a photo of the area please, and let us know which way it faces and what sort of soil you have?

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Tomato Feed

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 13:29

I absolutely agree with Kitty - don't start feeding until the first truss of fruits have set

From bunk bed to raised bed

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 13:27


Let that be a warning to all those bedroom furniture spammers

entering the competitions

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 13:24

I enter all the competitions using my laptop - perfectly easy - never had a problem.  I've also just entered one using my iPhone - perfectly straightforward.

If you're having problems contact the website team - contact details at the foot of this page.

hedge plants on roof planters

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 11:41

It's not the weight of the plants - it's the weight of the containers full of damp loamy compost which can be very heavy.  You need to consult a structural engineer if you don't already know the load-bearing capability of the roof terrace. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 11:35

I'm quite glad today is a baking day rather than a gardening day - I'm nice and warm and the birds are very happy that I'm not out there disturbing them - they're tucking into the feeders very hungrily

Beetroot plants

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 11:32

I'd use the leaves in a salad or stir fry rather than throw them away but definitely sow fresh for this season.

New to the forum - hi!

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 11:28

Beetroot doesn't like too much nitrogen in the soil, otherwise it grows loads of leaves and doesn't bulk out the root.  It likes to be grown quickly, in warm moist soil so don't sow it too early. 

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At last you've done that job you've been putting off for ages ... 
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