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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Honeysuckle bare

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 13:30

It's thirsty and probably needs lots of water - we've had a very dry year so far and honeysuckle likes damp roots - It's probably succumbed to powdery mildew due to being short of water.

Three buckets full of water now, and then one bucket full twice a week until the autumn and cooler weather comes.

I need your help

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 13:26

I agree with the drinking water tip - not just before meals but throughout the day.  Several years ago I lost a great deal of weight - lots, the sort of loss that gets your picture in magazines - (ok, so I've put some of it back, but nothing like as much as I lost - drink water throughout the day - it keeps you full and stops you feeling hungry, and also improves the flushing through of toxins that accumulate when you're losing weight and your skin and eyes will look amazing. 

Also, did you know that the 'trigger' that says you're hungry is the same one that says you're thirsty, so if you feel hungry drink a pint of water and then see if you still feel hungry

Also one of the downsides of losing weight is the slowing down of 'digestive transit' as they say on the telly.    Drink lots of water and it'll keep you 'going easily'.

Some people say they can't drink lots of water - drink it from a bttle rather than a glass - it goes down much more easily - ask any baby

How much water?  I drink between three and four litres a day, every day   And no, I don't spend my life in the loo - your body adjusts and absorbs the water rather than sending it straight to your bladder

identification please?

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 11:55

Ash tree saplings and seedlings - you must have a mature ash tree somewhere nearby.  Pull them up!!!  They'll grow into huge forest trees.

help the greeks

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 11:43

I think before we embark on anything like that we need to know that this is something the Greeks themselves have said they would find helpful. Gardeners there are probably well used to saving their own seeds.

Also I'm not sure that the varieties of veg grown in the UK are necessarily going to do well in the Greek climate.

I think that it would be more helpful to 'buy Greek' and improve their balance of trade etc - this morning I have bought Greek olive oil and Greek feta

Should I deadhead lupins

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 11:39

Cut the dead stalks off as described above


Posted: 11/07/2015 at 11:25

Sometimes, as the flower dies off and begins to rot, the decay seems to spread to the courgette - so remove the flowers when they've withered and before they begin to decay - that should help prevent the problem.

Swallows nest

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 11:23

And those little nestlings that hatch out of those tiny eggs will fly all the way back to southern Africa this autumn - isn't nature amazing?!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted: 11/07/2015 at 11:16
MrsGarden wrote (see)

oops sorry, didn't mean to sound Yorkshist - the gates are open to non Yorkshire folk too! 

That's very kind of you Mrs G   It's just a shame I'll be picnicking on the beach tomorrow   or I'd be there like a shot

WonkyWomble wrote (see)
........a new category...... New to gardening, most improved garden......made just for me  ....

You never have gone out of your way to conform LOL


Posted: 11/07/2015 at 09:49
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Dove, I think you just made the announcement!!


Hmm, not as straightforward as you may think

Hosta, you'll have to wait - think she must be having a lie-in

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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ID please

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Flower ID please

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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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