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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Brassica question

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:24

Sorry Bob, don't want to be awkward, but beetroot is not related to the brassica family at all.

Brassica question

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:14


Aluminium posts

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:07

I believe the theory re aluminium pans and Alzheimer's has been discounted

Brassica question

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 18:58

You could sow some Swiss chard  there from mid-March onwards

Thought on push mowers?

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 14:23

Push mowers were great when there was someone in the village who knew how to keep the blades razor sharp - but that generation has gone and there's no one about to do it any more - not even the travelling Romany family who used to visit our village right up until the mid 1980s, selling handmade lace and sharpening shears, knives, scythes, mowers, scissors etc.

If a push mower isn't kept razor sharp it is very tiring to use.


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 13:57

Sorry Lucy - the magazine should be somewhere but I can't find it anywhere - it's definitely not in any of the bookcases   If it turns up I'll let you know ...


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 11:44
Wintersong wrote (see)

 oh! I lost a post before my P.S post.

... Flynn found a dead dove. ....


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 11:40
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Been thinking of her ...

Tipping it down out there ...

How odd, I posted that in response to Fidget wondering how Fg was - but then Fidget's post disappeared


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 11:38

Been thinking of her ...

Tipping it down out there ...

Basil, Coriander, Flat leaf parsley

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 10:13
Jonesk wrote (see)

Thanks dove from above,

any particular product recommendations? should I look for one aimed at vegetable growth?

If you use a good multi-purpose compost you shouldn't need to use fertilizer for at least 6 weeks after planting - after that I would use an organic liquid seaweed diluted at half strength directed on the pack - that should be fine for herbs.

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