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Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 14:34

Looking forward to trying to  help with your lawn


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 14:31

Oh, no it doesn't work for iPhones - can you upload the pics to a photo-hosting site and post the link?  Or have you access to a tablet or laptop or ............... almost anything but an iPhone?

The site is undergoing some changes and they're going to make it much more compatible with phones etc, but that doesn't help you and your lawn today ... sorry


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 14:28
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

make sure BM doesn't come along and berate you for cruelty to cabbage whites.

Not being cruel to them Hosta - there's three straggly plants left over still in the modules in a corner of the garden where such things get put and then overlooked - they're welcome to them if they like


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 14:27

Shall we send a magic carpet for Topbird - do you think she's ready to rub her magic knickers yet?



Posted: 09/08/2015 at 14:23

That's done it - the purple sprouting broccoli is all safely under netting - that'll keep Peabrain and his woodpigeon pals away from them - it's also seriously peeing off the Cabbage Whites who know there's some brassicas there but they can't get at them. 

I carefully inspected every leaf first, applied an organic spray for the whitefly that were flying about and removed every little Cabbage White egg - they should be ok now - fingers crossed. 

Where I enter one off validation code?

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 14:16

Hi Sooze112 - looks as if you've done it ........ welcome aboard

Looking forward to finding out about your garden ...


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 13:33

Hi Hosta - glad you had a good time


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 13:32

Hi Larry - to upload a picture on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 13:29

Pat, I usually start to melt at anything over 22C - there's no way I could live where you do

 Better give the creators a credit

Gooseberry Bush Seems To Be Dying

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 13:25

Hello Guy

My first thought is that your gooseberry is way too close to that wall - gooseberry bushes grow to about 1m x 1m so need lots of space. 

You can grow them as a cordon against a wall, but if you were doing that you'd be starting with a different shaped plant, and even then you'd plant away from the wall and slope towards it.  

Walls can act like a sponge and absorb a lot of moisture, and they also make a 'rain shadow' preventing rain from falling on the ground at its base. 

I think your gooseberry bush is thirsty - I'd prepare a good patch of soil where it'll have plenty of room to grow, semi shade is fine, then transplant it and give it a good watering and mulching and don't let the soil get too dry.

Good luck


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