Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Bug ID? I think it's a hornet

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 16:24

Think they're called jaspers after the mineral, which can be striped

What to grow under eucalyptus tree?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 16:10

I'd trim the turf back so you have a neat circle of bare soil.  You can then use this for feeding and watering your tree, and can mulch with well made garden compost in the autumn and spring to help conserve moisture.  

Trees never do well with grass up to their trunks.

Some Cyclamen hederafolium or coum would look pretty there and wouldn't be bothered by the mulching

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 15:43

Never planted veggies or fruits - need advice

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 15:34

I think you're starting at the wrong end so to speak

Let us know what your conditions are, and we can suggest things that will grow well in those conditions - or ask people who live in your neighbourhood what grows well in their gardens 

Black bugs killing Nasturtium. Help!?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 15:32

Hi Jessica 

Blackfly - they've got my nasturtiums too, the little horrors.    You can spray them with a weak solution of washing up liquid and water - I find Ecover the best - that will kill them off and won't harm the plants. 

Rhubarb crowns

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 15:29

If they've been dug up then they need to be planted as soon as possible!

Dig over an area about 1m x 1m for each crown and dig in as much well rotted farm yard manure and/or home made garden compost as possible and a good sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone and plant them with the growing point just proud of the soil.

Remove any brown leaves and stems but leave the rest.

Give them a couple of buckets of water when you plant them, and keep them well watered with the soil remaining moist but not boggy until the colder weather arrives and the leaves die down. 

Good luck 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 14:40

 

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Chilis Shrivelling

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 14:26

Ommthree, do I understand that it's the chilli fruits themselves that are shrivelling, not the leaves?

Whats happened to my garlic?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 14:22

When did you plant them?  Could it be that they're ready to harvest and the leaves have died down?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 14:19

The lawns are not going to get mowed today - it's too hot - and anyway, aren't you supposed to let them grow a bit longer in this sort of heat? 

I've just watered the big pots of morning glories and the fig tree, and picked some beans and courgettes for supper - and I've beaten the blackbirds to some lovely fat raspberries, and I've eaten them

 Now I'm going to sit on the sofa with a long cold drink and with all the doors and windows open and with my feet up - it's too hot out there 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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