Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Nightshade ID?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 16:23

Hi Chatto - to post a pic click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post

Whats munching my hosta ?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 15:24

Just a few pellets Nadger - use the ones that contain Ferrous somethingorother, not the ones with metaldehyde - and use them a little way away from the plants, not close to, because they actually contain something that attracts the slugs to them and you don't want to attract slugs near to your hosta!

Make some slug pubs too  They're brilliant because the slugs don't need a whole bottle of beer a day so someone has to finish it off for them


Posted: 10/07/2015 at 14:51

Bless you Pdoc ((hugs))  - off-load all you like on here - we can spread the load so to speak

Have a fantastic time - can't say I fancy it myself but I'm looking forward to seeing your pics - when do you return?

Whats munching my hosta ?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 14:44

They don't all leave slime tracks.  They don't start munching until they get to the piece of leaf they fancy.

Sometimes they climb up a tall neighbouring plant and use their weight to lower themselves down into the middle of a chosen leaf - trust me, I've seen them do it!

If something is munching a hosta, it is a mollusc! 

fig- advice please

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 14:18

fig- advice please

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 12:12

I love figs, so any surplus can be sent here B3

fig- advice please

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 11:44

Mine is in the S - S - E facing corner with shade from big trees until mid morning and it's coping ok - not as fruitful as a friend's on a sheltered southfacing wall, but we can only work with what we've got - good luck

Perennial Geraniums

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 11:38

Yes, chop them down and stand well back

In my garden today?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 11:37

Tomatoes tied and side shoots removed, all pots watered and fed as necessary. 

Pots on terrace moved about and rearranged trying to match aesthetics with individual plants' needs for sunlight/shade etc

Runner beans checked - we have beans 4" long!  Earlier than ever before! Dessert goosegogs almost ready, late sown peas have pods ready to fill up.

A good morning so far, apart from the hosepipe taking on a life of its own and soaking me  when I left it to fill a watering can - reminds me of when we were small and Pa turning the hosepipe on us on the lawn on days like this

fig- advice please

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 11:29

Bargain!!!  It would've been rude not to!!!

I find John Innes loam based  and added horticultural grit about 1part grit to 3 compost works well.  Have you got a south or south-east facing spot for it? 

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