Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Young David Austin rose stems snapping

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 07:52

This seems to be a problem with some of the DA roses - I think it's because some of the roses in their parentage aren't as sturdy as HTs but the blooms can be quite heavy.

I suggest you contact them (there's an email address on their website) telling them which rose you have and explaining the specific problem.

It would be interesting if you let us know their response. 

Early Blight

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 07:47

Anything as long as it's tomatoes or potatoes - but it's a little late in the season - you could try a late sowing of Pak Choi or similar, or put some winter lettuce plants in - I would leave it until October/November and sow some Broad bean Aquadulce Claudia to overwinter and give you an early crop around May time. 

Things I don't get

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 07:27

Perfect solution Hosta - she can sort it when she has that holiday she's planning for 


Posted: 28/08/2016 at 07:20

Morning Hosta   

The spring flowers sound lovely Pat 

Things I don't get

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 07:13

Yours is a real 4x4 Clari 

Nowadays there are some cars that just pretend, like normal cars but on steroids 


Posted: 28/08/2016 at 07:11
Clarington says:

If it works it certainly should be. We might even manage *gasp* weekends on *whispers* h o l i d a y.

See original post


Greenhouse tomatoes and eucalyptus tree

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 07:03

Chilli plants prefer dryer soil than that needed by tomatoes, so if the plants are in the ground, the fact that the chillies are thriving suggests to me that the problem is down to drought, particularly as the tomato plant nearest the tree is the worst affected.

You don't say what your watering regime is? 

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Posted: 28/08/2016 at 06:59

It sounds as if the curds are getting too much sun - fold the leaves over them, even break some leaves off and lay over the curd, to shield them from the sun.


Posted: 28/08/2016 at 06:51

Morning Clari   that sounds like a vast improvement 

Help! Little trees growing everywhere!

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 06:39

Yes, it sounds like suckers from a Robinia pseudoacacia rootstock - just keep mowing/cutting them back as they appear.  The roots will run out of energy and the suckers will stop appearing. 

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