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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 06:24

Shrinking Violet - go on -  be public spirited - force yourself 


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 06:22

I agree with Welshonion - compost it.  It will make a wonderful activator for your compost heaps and by next spring it'll be fantastic 


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 06:20

Good morning folks and thank you so much for all your kindness   I'm looking on the positive side - if she thinks I'm her slightly eccentric sister, then that's a compliment - I like Batty Aunty B 

Have a good day at the salt mines people ((hugs)) - I have to go back to the office today - but only for a couple of hours! 

French Gold pole beans - trouble with starts

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 06:13

Hi Sheena

Most of us are based in the UK - French Gold pole bean is not a commonly grown variety over here and although we've had a (for us) hot and dry summer, I suspect that it's not as hot and dry as yours.

 I suspect you may be right about the over-watering.  Beans need plenty of water, but they need a lot at later stages when they're flowering and setting beans - not really so much early on. 

I think you'll find it helpful to ask around locally as conditions, diseases and pests over here are quite different to the ones where you are.  

However, I'd like to wish you good luck with your beans - I love beans and am growing two varieties this season - Buerre de Rocquencourt (a yellow wax bush bean) and Emergo, a white-flowered runner (pole) bean. The wax beans are cropping well - they're a variety recommended for the cooler temperatures we have over here - and the Emergo are just beginning to set some beans.  I have to make room in my freezer!

It would be interesting to know how you get on with your beans - good luck 

Something burrowing in my greenhouse

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 22:00

Mice don't shift that amount of soil.

" ....  rat holes generally have a fan-shaped mass of freshly dug soil outside and the holes are connected by well-trodden runways...."

extract from: 

Help please.

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 21:55

I leave the stems - I've seen them exhibited in shows - they leave several years worth of dried flower stems on them. 

Help please.

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 20:33

You still can David   

I've got a new butterfly

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 20:20


Posted: 11/08/2014 at 19:57
KEF wrote (see)

Clari, I think Dove would have 2 asprin, no cider, gargle with TCP and go to bed with a home made hot lemon & honey drink

Me, I'd have the cider and the asprin and eat maltesers.

Hope you feel better tommorow ..hugs x

 You malign me KEF!!! - what about gargling with some hot cider and honey with a couple of cloves in it - much better than TCP 'cos you can swallow it  

And better than maltesers - suck on some cinder toffee and let it trickle down your throat  

Something burrowing in my greenhouse

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 19:54

4cm - I'd be pretty certain that's been made by a rat. 

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