Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Is there any good reason why garden fleece is white?

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 11:13

My feeling is that it's not heat from the sun that's important in frost protection ... it's the creation of a micro-climate using a barrier which retains the heat of the dark soil and prevents the flow of cold air to the plants under the fleece.  

Light is really important otherwise the plants will become etiolated and weak. 

Last edited: 03 December 2017 11:17:09

Identify Droppings

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 11:08

To upload pics start with the camera icon and follow instructions.  If they don't appear reduce the size ... that usually works.  If it doesn't work give us a shout ... 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 10:26
Hostafan1 says:

Thanks ladies. but as Dad said when I suggested they were in the best place to be helped

" Hospitals here aren't like the hospitals in your country"


 And neither is the support available for children and adults with difficulties/disabiities which is so often the case when little ones are born very early in less than ideal conditions ... some tough times ahead for this family whatever happens.  

I love the NHS too Hosta ... it's wonderful, ..... less than perfect but we don't fund it properly ... we don't remember what it was like before ........

Last edited: 03 December 2017 10:28:00

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 09:51

How sad Hosta ... my thoughts are with the little one and her parents.  

Lawn weed

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 09:49

Hard to tell from that picture but google Common Sorrel (rumex acetosa) and see if that matches. 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 08:22

Hello everyone   Enjoy the cricket Chicky ... If you could give our lot a stern talking to I'd be most grateful 

Glad you enjoyed your trip to Norwich BL ... I'm hoping to get to see the Rembrandt show soon now that my knee's improving.  I've seen some of them individually but to see them together will be great. 

Last edited: 03 December 2017 08:26:03

I know it's boring but...

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 08:10

Oxygenators will be in growth from late spring ... That's when they'll be available from good suppliers and they'll establish quickly at that time of year. Make sure you choose native species ... There are some introduced varieties now causing real problems to wildlife. 

Is there any good reason why garden fleece is white?

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 07:54

I presume it's because white does not absorb light and therefore light levels essential for growth are maintained as much as possible in the are around it. Black absorbs light and the area beneath black fleece would have much lower light levels. 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 02/12/2017 at 17:27

An 'interesting' day Clari   Get yourself something lovely for supper ... sounds like you deserve it ((hugs))

experience with grow box?

Posted: 02/12/2017 at 17:09

Well spotted Nut. 

These guys are so tediously obvious 

Last edited: 02 December 2017 17:09:52

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