Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Christmas tree/Blue pine?

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 11:33

I agree with Ladybird - it probably won't kill it but it's going to look very odd 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 10:38

Yep, that's my instinct - sow just before going away.

Eurovision watching here is definitely done in a Post-modern ironic (ex art students) sort of way 

my weedy garden

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 10:33

Gorgeous.  I hoe, but in a very targetted fashion and only weeds I recognise.

Composted horse manure....

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 10:16

Some people just use multi-purpose compost in raised beds - it degrades very quickly 

Tomato Question

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 10:13

I'm in mid (ish) Norfolk and my tomatoes are in a little wood and perspex greenhouse against the east facing house wall.  I wouldn't put them outside yet, but they're doing fine where they are.  

They'll be planted out with no real protection at all when we get back from holiday towards the middle of June. 

Composted horse manure....

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 10:08

I use approx two thirds good top soil and one third well rotted manure in my raised beds.  Maybe emptying and starting again would be a good idea   

twig looking magnolia and hydrangea

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 09:50

Some help re type of soil may be found here 

Composted horse manure....

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 09:38

I'd do all three - first add it to your raised bed to improve the structure, then I'd mulch the beds and borders - the worms will dig it in for you 

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 08:50

The BBC's Reality Check is checking the figures in the claims by both sides 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 08:46

It does feel chilly but the lowest temp last night was 6..9C so not too bad 

As we're planning to be away for a week in early June, I've not sown my runner beans yet.  

What do you think?  Shall I sow them in pots indoors next week, or just before we go away?

There won't be anyone doing any watering while we're away (toms etc will be potted on then left in shady spot in OH's studio with capillary mat type set up - we've done it before and they were fine)

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ID please

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Look at the canna you gave us! 
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Blight resistant tomatoes

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Such a handsome chap

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ID please

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A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
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