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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Cherry trees

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 09:54

Sounds like cherry leaf spot to me - info here 


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 09:49

The beetroot I sowed direct about 3 weeks ago are looking fine, although the rows are a bit muddled at one end as the fence was painted after the beetroot were sown, and think they got walked on a bit - still, we will have beetroot 

Problems with private messages

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 09:47

The notifications seem to come through with some delay, but I am getting them now. 

I tend to check for them from time to time rather than rely on notifications. 

But I'm back to Advanced Editor and have the reply box working now 


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 09:10

SNoodle, if you've got lots of bluetits about I'd just do the finger and thumb thing and forget about the spray - the tits are nesting and will soon be searching for aphids 

Growing tomatoes indoors

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 09:08

Hi Italophile   just thought I'd pop in to say I sowed my tomato seeds this week - they're on the kitchen windowsill - let's hope for another warm summer.  


anybody have any spare top soil near chester?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 09:04


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 09:04

If we get an early infestation I sort of run my fingers and thumbs up the shoots dislodging most of the aphids, and sometimes I'll give them a squirt with some Ecover washing up liquid diluted with water (about double the strength used for washing up).

 After that I leave them to the bluetits which nest in the garden and the ladybirds. 


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 07:42

Hello Stacey - missed you there!  As long as the pool and the heleniums aren't going in the same place you'll be ok    

Hello Fidget - sounds like you're on a mission!  Good luck - these things are never easy but it will be good to get it done 


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 07:33

Good morning everyone   I've been sitting here listening to a green woodpecker yaffling somewhere out there   It's a gorgeous morning!  When I've finished my second mug of coffee I'd better get dressed and get out there ................ 

Raised bed for alpines

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 07:31

It sounds fine to me - the only thing I'd worry about is that some alpines are a bit fussy about being cold and damp in the winter - I'd try to give these some additional overhead protection from rain/snow and don't let autumn leaves accumulate around them.  

If you've already got the bed built then most of this video will be superfluous, but there may still be some bit of information that will help ....

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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ID please

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Flower ID please

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Sisyrinchium striatum

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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

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