Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Alicante toms

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 08:03

I'm afraid some of those look as if they may be affected by blight.  

Were the plants healthy?  Did they have any black patches on the stems? 

Last edited: 19 September 2016 08:04:13

What is this plant/fruit?

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 07:57 

They are edible when ripe, but in my experience they're not really very tasty and I don't bother. 

Dying yew hedges

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 07:51

Under-watering and Over-watering can both cause similar symptoms.  

Whereabouts are you and how often is the hedge being watered?

WIN or not as the case may be

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 07:34
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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 07:09

Good morning all 

Like the new line in garden ornament Chicky 

Had to put Poldark on 'freeze' for half an hour last night - the police helicopter with searchlight on was circling over nearby golf course and marshes, we couldn't hear the telly!  Don't know what it was about - there's nothing on the local news websites this morning - after half an hour the chopper suddenly sped away in the direction of the airport.  

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 16:10

Take it steady Wonky - I'm sure you feel weak due to lack of food, but not sure if roast pork and crackling is what you need right now!!! 

Laburnum tree and roses in same bed

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 16:06

Hi Craig 

Not sure which tree you mean.  A broom is a shrub, a laburnum is a tree .   Or do you mean this one 

Or are you talking about one of my favourites, the Mount Etna Broom, Genista aetnensis? 

Last edited: 18 September 2016 16:08:36

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 15:51

I'm with you on the sofa Joyce 

Shoulder of pork in the oven with roasting sweet potatoes and red onions - french beans prepped and apple sauce already made.  

white sprouting (broccoli/calabrese)

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 15:21
Katfish says:

Last autumn I bought plug plants called 'white sprouting' which I assume are broccoli or calabrese (unsure of the difference).  ...

 White sprouting looks like this when it's ready to start harvesting.  Take the central spear first, then the side shoots will keep appearing. 

Calabrese looks like this and has fewer side shoots

What is this?

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 14:26

Hmm, why not coppice it?  

It responds well to that treatment, you get all the benefit of the wonderful foliage and yet you can keep it to a reasonable size.  That's what I would do. 

Last edited: 18 September 2016 14:29:13

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