Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Shop bought multipurpose compost

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 08:56

For the past couple of years I've been using Notcutts own brand of MPC for tomatoes etc and pots of summer bedding etc - the quality has been much better than others I've seen and I've found no problems with it. All plants have grown well. 

Tomato plant deformity 2016

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 07:40

Yes Fidget 

Also concerned that they've not given public advice on what to do with contaminated compost or what they're doing to avoid a repeat of the problem. 

Raised beds and buying worms!

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 07:32

I lined the sides of mine with heavy duty plastic, and used permeable membrane on the bottom to prevent soil washing out. i fill them with two thirds good quality topsoil and one third well rotted farmyard manure. Don't use Multipurpose compost - it's too light and breaks down quickly into dust. Don't worry, the worms will find their own way there. 


Posted: 26/08/2016 at 07:11

Good morning all   It's another beautiful morning here in Norfolk. Enjoy your stay BL, not to mention your meal out and shopping trip. 


Posted: 25/08/2016 at 15:28

Hi Martyn - happy for you to call me Dove 

English Bluebell Bulbs

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 15:12

I can recommend 

I've had very good quality native bulbs from them, delivered promptly and in very good condition.


Posted: 25/08/2016 at 15:09

I see you decided to let the rainy patch move onwards and upwards Hosta ... it's ok, I just got the washing in 

Sleep tight Pat.    


Posted: 25/08/2016 at 13:23

It's all to do with money laundering, although why they expect anyone involved in nefarious activities to tell them the truth beats me 

We're very luck re banks (so far) as there's a branch here in the village  and the staff are really helpful


Posted: 25/08/2016 at 11:34

 not after my experiences yesterday - I'm wearing head to toe protection in the garden from now on

Last edited: 25 August 2016 11:35:20

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ID please

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