Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Bottle gourd flowers get burnt

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 07:10

I've not grown bottle gourds, but I find that most squash-type flowers only last a day.  The ones I can see on your photo look like male flowers - has your plant produced any female flowers to be pollinated yet? 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 07:03

Clari   What a disaster!  What total idiots they must've been - I hope they can be tracked down and taken to court. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 06:59

Hi Chicky   It may be just me but when I glimpse the Westwood advert in the corner of my eye I think of this 

rather than lawnmowers .............. probably not what they're hoping for 

Update on improvements to forum

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 06:38

Hosta, I'm not bothering to unclick email notices and I'm not getting any.  I've always had my Settings on No email notices to threads, and I think that over-rides the tick box at the bottom of the threads.  

Super Sweet 100

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 06:34

I had a similar result with my first batch (I posted a photo on this thread )

However the GW team sent me another pack of seeds through the post and these have achieved a very acceptable rate of germination and I've just pricked out 10 very sturdy seedlings.

I'm wondering whether there's something that the seeds don't like about the process of being stuck on the front of a magazine, stacked in a pile somewhere, put in a polythene sleeve and posted ... 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 06:16

Good morning Liri and all to come   G'day Pat   Glad you're getting the hang of things  I am too - it's just that the scrolling takes longer - but Daniel says he's getting them to fix that ...

13.4C here overnight and grey with a slight drizzle - good growing weather - we have an important meeting this morning so .............. onwards and upwards ................. 

Is it worth removing dandelions from a lawn?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 20:15

I try to keep dandelions out of the front lawn - when we came here the garden had been neglected and the dandelions had spread to the garden downwind of here and I could tell that it distressed our elderly neighour, so I use weed and feed and dab any that linger with glyphosate gel. 

On the back lawn we don't use weedkiller and allow all sorts of things to grow among the grass, including dandelions and buttercups - but with some hand-weeding I try to restrict these to the edges which are left to grow longer, while the speedwell, daisies and pennyroyal etc spread across the shorter centre of the grass. 

Forum notifications - please take part!

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 19:39

Hi Nora

My settings have always been PM notifications only.  I'm still getting PM notifications and am not receiving any others.  Nothing in my Junk. 

I use Hotmail. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:39

Fairy - that's simply beautiful 

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Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:37

Hello - we're back   long chat with Vicar while OH and niece had lunch in the Lord Nelson and wandered around the town buying books and other useful things.  Then I met them on the sea front and had some chips and ice cream.  

I've found a lovely poem by Christina Rossetti to include in Ma's order of service - thought you might like to have a look .  For me it's all about love having no boundaries or limits 

Now I'm totally bushed!  OH is going to organize supper - he's fantastic 

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