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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

New Lawn, wrong order?

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 10:52

I'd wait a bit and let the weeds grow a fair amount of leaf, then you can spray with glyphosate -  wait for it to penetrate the whole plant and kill the roots, then the leaves will go brown and die and you can dig them up. 

You've got plenty of time - September is a really good time of year to lay turf or sow a new lawn - the soil is warm and roots grow well, and the sun isn't too hot and there should be rain and dew so that you don't have to water too much.

courgette problem

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 10:41


Pansyface didn't have an answer for you, but made a post (called 'bumping') in order for the post to rise to the top of the front page so it didn't get lost before it had been seen by more people.

There are a few possible reasons for 'bumpy' courgettes - one could be a virus, either in the soil or spread by aphids.

Another possibility is that the seeds may have come from accidentally cross-pollinated plants - there are some varieties that have naturally bumpy skins.  If the courgettes look ok inside I wouldn't be worried about eating them



Posted: 25/07/2015 at 10:30

Pond now full to the brim and verging on overflowing - frogs looking somewhat bemused

Gladioli not flowering

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 10:24

Snap! Wonky

Gladioli not flowering

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 10:22

Think it's still early days yet for gladioli - more patience needed


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 10:20

Good morning Wonky   glad the head's better ((hugs))

Glad you got some sleep eventually Hosta

Have a good day out Panda

Hope everyone's in reasonable working order this morning

I've done the hwk, inspected the garden, emptied pot saucers etc and got a chilli simmering on the stove for this evening

Now I can watch the athletics I recorded last night when OH wanted to watch something else - I know the big results, but it'll still be good to watch it happen

Has Wonky told you that she and her lovely hub got married on the middle Saturday of the 2012 Olympics - the day the commentators call Super Saturday 'cos it's when some of the big athletics finals take place, and it was the day when GB won 3 golds!  And we had to choose whether to watch it or go to her wedding!!!   No contest really - I couldn't wear my big fuchsia-pink hat at the Olympics could I? 


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 08:48

Oooh I love Great Dixter - have a lovely time Scroggin


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 08:32

I have a large bacon hock lurking in my fridge - I'll be cooking it sometime this week - so versatile - bacon, carrots and broad beans with parsley sauce, bacon and leek soup, pea and ham soup ....... we can live off it for days and put some in the freezer as well.

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 07:59

Great to hear from you Artjak - looking forward to seeing you

I think we might need flippers and our kagouls


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 07:54

Good morning Pat E and Verdun

I've got smilies - I'll share some with you with you

I've just been outside (in the rain) to have a quick check on things - the pond is 4" higher than it was a couple of days ago!

The temp went down overnight to 11.6C and is still there

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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