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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Tap water v Water butt

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 07:51

To be honest I'd use tap water for that lot - plug plants seem to be particularly susceptible to botrytis-type infections and of course, tomatoes and cucumbers don't need any excuse to catch fungal infections either.

I would also use tap water for the beans and tagetes until they're planted out. 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 07:39

Bumping up! 

Anyone have a garden blackbird?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 07:37

Next door have a fluffy tortoiseshell cat - the bluetit nest we removed from our nest box last autumn was made almost totally of the cat's hair and little bits of moss. 

Tap water v Water butt

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 07:36

I think it would depend on how important the plants were to me and how susceptible to fungal infection they were - for instance I think I'd definitely stick to tap water for my tomato seedlings - I perhaps wouldn't be so anxious about a lot of baby foxgloves. 

Talkback: How to make compost

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 07:33

Opinion is divided on this one - my thoughts are that if it's a fairly big compost bin then it doesn't matter too much - the heat will build up inside it due to the decomposition.  If you only have small bins they need all the help they can get and putting it in a sunny spot will help to heat it up and speed the rate of decompostion - however, remember to check that it's not drying out if it's in a sunny spot. 


Posted: 01/03/2014 at 07:26

Oh yes, there'll be cake and cards etc and an alchofrolic toast at lunch time - the Lovely Chef will probably make an ice-cream cake so that Pa can have some - that's what he did last year - Pa can eat icecream and thank goodness he likes it 

Tap water v Water butt

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 07:24

I'd wait until they're of a size to plant out individually - when they've stopped being a seedling and started being a plant (does that make sense?) - and then make sure you water the soil and not the leaves. 


Posted: 01/03/2014 at 07:19

Cheers KEF - I need to get over this - must visit the Aged Ps on Tuesday for their wedding anniversary and Pa's 94th birthday on Wednesday - and Pa can't have vistors with bugs and lurgies 


Posted: 01/03/2014 at 07:11

I've found your Good morning post Stacey - you popped into Lidl's first thing! 


Posted: 01/03/2014 at 07:09

Good morning Stacey

No frost here overnight - just down to 0.8C, but it only got up to 7.4 during the day, so no wonder it felt chilly.  

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