Latest posts by Dovefromabove

found in my garden

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 12:37

We'll share 

found in my garden

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 12:35

Snap!  Raisingirl 

Blossom end rot on tomatoes

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 11:29

Overwatering can cause BER as much as underwatering can.  The knack is to be consistent ... I find that by that letting the top inch of the compost dry out and then giving the plants a really good soak (usually just once or twice a week, depending on the weather) gives good results.  

We've fed three times with tomato fertiliser and once with seaweed fertiliser ... starting when the first truss set and then at approximately 10 day intervals.

We've only had one single fruit with BER out of twenty heavily cropping tomato plants, and that's been my experience ever since we adopted this method.

I also find large bucket-sized pots give much better results than growbags. 

Last edited: 15 August 2017 11:31:17

Unusual rose bloom

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 10:27

It could be a form of fasciation. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 10:25

The figures we got were about the same Hosta, and given that we would also need to spend about five grand on the roof in order to do it, it didn't make sense for us. 

Cats and coffee

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 10:21
AuntyRach says:

...I expect that only a fortress guarded by lions would really help...

Good luck! 

See original post

 But that would just mean bigger piles of cat poo

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 07:12

Good morning all 

Have a good first day back Chicky 

Drizzling here, but apparently it's going to clear and we'll all have a dry warm day 

Moving a tayberry.

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 06:57


I'm concerned that if one season's growth will be too big for the new plot there is little point in taking if with you ... or have I misunderstood?

Mystery brassica pests.

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 06:44

I'm sure I've eaten a few caterpillars in my lifetime and I'm still here. 

If there are a lot of insects/ caterpillars etc on your cabbage leaves just soak them in salted water for ten minutes and then rinse. The salt will kill them and they will lose their grip and float off. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

The Virtual Café

Tried and tested recipes to use up a glut and fill the pantry shelves 
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A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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Please ID my mystery plant

I don't recognise this ...  
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Hello Forkers ... August edition

A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content...  
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Harvest 2017

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Two shrubs need a name please

Saved from the skip ... but what are they? 
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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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New situation ... ? 
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Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
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The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Shrub ID please

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Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

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Getting my own back ....

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