Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Runner beans

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 07:06

I'm going to sow mine within the next few days - probably in root trainers if I can find where I put them last year - if not they'll go in small pots - then they'll go in the little greenhouse. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 06:38

Good morning all   G'day Pat   That looks like rain on it's way right enough.


Beautiful blue skies and bright sunshine here

The plans for today are somewhat hazy but are likely to include food shopping at the farm shop (plus 'borrowing' an egg tray for gerbil playground), a trip to The Range to buy a big plastic box for keeping gerbil accoutrements in, sweeping up around the gerbil abode, peeling a carrot for gerbils and watching gerbils.  Yes, gerbils are taking over our lives

Talkback: Time-saving tips for growing tomatoes

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 18:25
Thank you Natalie - it's interesting that you too have had poor germination with these. GE sent me a second pack of seeds and the germination with the second ones, in exactly the same conditions in a heated windowsill propagator, is markedly improved.
More seeds would be welcome, although I will probably grow them next year ad I have already bought and sown more seeds to replace the first failed batch of Supersweet.

Can you identify these plants?

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 16:51
Rhus typhina for me. I can see fuzz on the stems.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 10:02
Yes I was just thinking it'll soon be time for a May thread - doesn't time fly!!!?

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 07:58

Morning SGL

All working fine here

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 07:10
chicky wrote (see)

........  It was so bad yesterday I had to take a kettle out to get the latches of our gates working.

Really???!!!    But you're south of here by a long way .........!!!

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 06:57

Good morning all   G'day Pat

Glorious sunny day here in Norfolk but I know others not that far north from here have woken up to snow! 

Niece's birthday today - OH is off to the farm shop to put in a couple of hours setting up etc, then he'll be back and we'll go to the GC to collect a pair of lucky gerbils and their designer home.   Not sure what else birthday girl wants to do, but I do know that supper will be a Chinese takeaway

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 18:30


HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 18:26
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

My fairly rubbish day got better when the oil arrived, then worse when a whole crown fell off my tooth. ....


Have you been crunching on Werther's Originals Hosta?


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ID please

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ID please

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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Tracking their arrival 
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