Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 12:26

Has it worked Yviestevie?

Tomato trouble

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 10:55

Rain....... that's no problem here today David - the wind's so strong the rain is horizontal and not landing on anything 

Wall Trough

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 10:44

I use tomato food once a week on my chillies when they've started flowering. 

Tomato trouble

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 10:29

My daughter was born in April 76 - she spent all summer wearing only a nappy and sleeping in a pram by a shady open window to keep her cool.  

Her older brother spent the summer in a tent in the garden with the sides pulled up to get some air flowing through - the tent rotted in the sunlight and was never used again.  

I spent the summer carrying buckets of bathwater to water the wildlife hedge we'd planted the previous winter.

That autumn was great for wild mushrooms - I'd take daughter out for a walk in her pram at about 5am after she'd had her morning feed, it was the only time it was cool enough for some exercise - and I got bags and bags full of wild field mushrooms and filled the freezer! 

Sorry, not about tomatoes 

 

Is this a flea beetle and do they bite humans?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 09:38

I used to find that bites around my ankles were usually from cat fleas in the carpet - they'll live there for years and wake up and bite you when the weather warms up 

Tomato trouble

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 09:35

Hmmm

I've grown various varieties of tomatoes outdoors in this garden for the past three years. 

2012, loads of tomatoes, very few ripened on the vine but almost all ripened indoors.

2013, even more tomatoes - all ripening on the vine - have only just finished using some that I roasted and froze

2014, plants flowering and all looking healthy - fingers very crossed ............ 

Hungry beaks?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 09:28

The goldfinches are really getting through sunflower hearts in our feeders at the moment.  

I've also discovered that blackbirds and dunnocks like the hedgehog 'biscuits', so a bit of that gets scattered around in the little wilderness - I've just been watching two families of fledgling blackbirds and their parents jostling for the best pickings 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 08:28

Think I might have to do some housew**k 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 08:14

Not just wind here but rain as well now 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 07:20

Oh, good morning  KEF  Good morning Snoodle 

.......... and anyone else I've missed 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28
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