Dovefromabove


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anaemic cabbages

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 16:14

Not a cabbage I know, but from pictures online only the outside leaves are dark, the central heart is pale, like a Greyhound cabbage ....... can you post a picture for us to have a look at please?

Road building anyone?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 16:05

I suppose it's worth bearing in mind that if the access is only needed for haymaking, the ground should be pretty firm at that time of year.

Haymaking is rarely done in wet weather 

Talkback: Growing vegetables - tips for planting out lettuces

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 16:02

Is the gunk just on the outside leaves?  The outside leaves go on the compost heap.  

Rose seeds

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 15:00

I think that if you sow them this year they may well not germinate until next year - I'd leave them outside in a quiet shady corner and go and have a look in the spring. 

Virus

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:59

I've recently started getting annoying pop ups including some purporting to be from Google Chrome telling me to update my settings - I've been into Google Chrome via their website rather than via a pop up and refreshed all my settings - it seems to have sorted things .... so far ....

Office Plant Identification

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:39

I once took a whole load of pelargoniums into the office for the winter - when we were shut over Christmas and a cold snap was threatened the lovely cleaner moved them all away from the windows and into the centre of the room and turned the heating up a bit (don't tell the boss!) 

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:35

Like your logic Snoodle!!!  

Holey snail

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:33

To discover whether you have song thrushes in the area, sit out in your garden just before dusk and listen - as the other birds go quiet a song thrush will sing from a high vantage point http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2N9BN-mYrw   

So easy to identify if you remember Robert Browning's poem, Home Thoughts from Abroad

" ... That’s the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, 
Lest you should think he never could recapture 
The first fine careless rapture!  ..."

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:27

I think I could do that ............... 

Yellow Courgettes

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:26

I'm growing yellow ones - Gold Rush - the first few of mine did this - I put it down to imperfect pollination - it seems to happen early in the season - now they're romping away and producing lots of lovely sweet yellow courgettes.

As soon as the flower has been pollinated and the flower 'collapses' and begins to rot I remove it from the end of the courgette so that the rotting flower doesn't spread to the fruit.

Hope that's helpful 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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