Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Prepare garden soil for planting vegetables?

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 19:39

Yes, they'll be fine.    Good luck with the peas - let us know how you get on 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 19:26

We're watching it again, it's a beautiful programme (I know ... I keep saying it) 

Sweet dreams Liri and curlew 

Last edited: 18 March 2017 19:26:32

Is Artificial Grass the Way Forward?

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 19:23

Is Artificial Grass the Way Forward?

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 19:08
Hostafan1 says:

What worms Dove?, it'll be dead under that lot. Nothing alive whatsoever.

 My point exactly Hosta   ... and you knew your insomnia had a purpose didn't you 

Is Artificial Grass the Way Forward?

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 18:22

Can the blackbirds pull worms out of those lawns? ........No........ I thought not ............ sad 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 18:02

Will do Hosta 

Chicky - deep envy for your visit - it's been miserable here today.  

Bee-kind test

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 17:56

Wow, I got 5017 points 

We've really been working at increasing our bee-friendliness, and now that we've created two 'sunny beds' we can grow so many more plants that provide what the bees need.

I must say, we never have a problem with pollination on our beans 

Last edited: 18 March 2017 18:00:56

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 17:46

Hosta, this is the hellebore 'Tutu'  thatI was telling you about .

Aunty Rach - the Welsh branch of my family are great friends with Lee Halfpenny's family - I can imagine what is being said in my cousin's household 

Is the Pumpkin Ready to Harvest?

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 17:38

A pumpkin farmer in the English Fens told me that a pumpkin is ripe when the stem starts to turn colour and crack so from what I can see yours looks just about ready.

 Then when you cut it, don't cut the stem close to the pumpkin, but make two cuts in the main stem so that you have a 'T' shaped stem - that way any rot isn't too close to the fruit and it should store better.

That looks like a fantastic pumpkin 

Invasive Ivy Roots

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 17:18

Vinegar will certainly kill off soft foliage and young seedling; however the information I've seen is that leaves with a waxy cuticle, such as ivy, are only minimally affected. 

Also, unlike glyphosate-based herbicides, vinegar does not translocate from the leaves back to the roots and therefore even if the leaves are killed off the plant will regrow.

Much as I understand and agree with your wish not to use glyphosate or similar, I doubt that vinegar will do the job - it would be interesting to know if you have any success with it.  

We dealt successfully with a large amount of ivy in this garden by thoroughly digging it out.  The occasional new bit of growth was then treated with glyphosate gel.

Good luck 

Last edited: 18 March 2017 17:19:57

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