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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

When to give up on my caulis?

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 12:11

There are two types of cauliflowers, summer and winter cropping.

If you bought them a couple of months ago I imagine that they're the winter cropping type

Chillis on Thai basil

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 11:41

Petalootha - my purple chillies are Gusto Purple 

They're purple but turn reddish when they're ripe 


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 10:49

Pdoc ((hugs))  it's tough isn't it?  She's your mum and mum's usually know their sons very well - she'll know it's because you care so much.  

Parents fight against what they see as 'giving up'.  If there's a way to show her that more help would actually make her more independent rather than less that would be good, but I know it's easier said than done.

Is there anyone she listens to?  Maybe not a family member, but a friend or professional?  

Ma eventually listened to her GP's Practice Nurse because 'she knows about these things' whereas I, her daughter with many years experience in social work, 'knew nothing about it' .............. of course 


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 09:16

Welcome back OL  glad you had a lovely holibob.  My sympathies to Little Man and even more to you - I hated it even more than they did when the children got icky tums  

Dig For Victory

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 09:13

Clari - PM me with an address - think I can find some seeds 

Plum conundrum!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 08:36

I agree - the conditions this year have been just perfect for some plum trees.  My mother in law's plum, which has fruited moderately in previous years, is just covered with wonderful purple plums and we're struggling to keep up with them.  

It's just one of those years 


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 08:05

They're best divided just as they're coming into growth in the spring

Lots of info here 


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 07:37

Good morning all 

Lovely blue skies and sunshine here   

Great Wisley pics 

I need another coffee ..................................... 

Chillis on Thai basil

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 07:31

Looks like a chilli plant to me too.  My purple chillies had purple flowers. 

Have you tried eating the leaves - do they taste like Thai basil?

If you slice the seedpods open are they like chillies inside  and is the juice 'hot' ?

Don't rub your eyes!!!

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Can you name this plant? 
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For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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