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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Bulbs advice

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 08:03

Patience needed - not many people around overnight Nick   If you think your query has been missed then the best thing to do is just to bump it up to the top again by posting on it, rather than starting a new thread on the same query which can be confusing and lead to both being ignored

I would start the bulbs off in pots indoors and harden them off later before planting them out - you'll get earlier flowers that way.

As for the dahlias - some good advice here

Bulbs advice

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 07:13

You have an answer here

As for Treteleia - they used to be known as Brodiaea - I think I'd start them off in pots as with the gladiolus and then plant them out.  Once established they can be left in the ground over-winter to naturalise


Posted: 27/02/2015 at 06:58

Cambridge Favourite has a good flavour and fruits mid-season.  I've found 'Alice' to fruit well and have a good flavour, it's a bit later than Cambridge Favourite so would extend the season.

Lots here

I've been very pleased with what I've bought from Ken Muir - very good service.

Have fun



Posted: 27/02/2015 at 06:52

Good morning folks  

Get well soon BL's grandson - I prescribe medicinal ice cream

light frost here too but as you say, it's brightening up - my head and chest are still full of cold tho' so I shall be staying inside.  OH is home today; I might tackled the last bookcase - it has the gardening and cookery stuff in it

Flafafels to be made for supper

Aluminium posts

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:49

Don't think my fillings could cope with them Dave

Composting in the tropics

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:33
Willowkitten wrote (see)

Is composting even necessary in the tropics? I think pretty much everything would rot very fast in this climate. 

But properly made compost isn't just a load of rotten vegetable matter - it would be wet and slimy and horrible if that was the case.

Pruning Young Roses

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:26

Whereabouts is your garden?

Brassica question

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:24

Sorry Bob, don't want to be awkward, but beetroot is not related to the brassica family at all.

Brassica question

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:14


Aluminium posts

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:07

I believe the theory re aluminium pans and Alzheimer's has been discounted

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