London (change)
Today 17°C / 10°C
Tomorrow 18°C / 11°C

Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Lacy phacelia purple tansy everywhere. Cruelty to bees.

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 06:11

The plan is for next year

Lilac leaves

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 06:08

Or possibly it's being visited by the wonderful leaf cutter bee http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/leafcutter-bee.html

Hanging a pot

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 05:56

Hmm, think I'd try hanging one on a chain from the balcony

Brussel sprouts help

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 20:13

Many of the leaves tend to go yellowish and drop off naturally as the sprouts form - if they don't fall off I have always left them on until harvesting the sprouts as I feel it gives them a bit of protection from the worst of the winter weather. 

Harvest the sprouts working from the bottom to the top, and when you've had the last ones, don't forget to cut the bunch of leaves at the top and use them as spring greens - delicious

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 20:04

I was wiondering about that Lesley - can't remember when it was supposed to happen

I've spent the afternoon watching wonderful tennis and knitting - got some watering done earlier on too. 

Now I shall get on with watching tennis again

Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 19:57

That's the way to do it Wonky

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 14:29

Hello Wonky ((hugs))

and Welcome to The Happy Grower

Something strange with my courgette flowers

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 14:22

Plants usually get on pretty well without much input from humans - lots of us worry too much, about a lot of things - try not to

Brussel sprouts help

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 12:48

You don't need to do anything to the leaves.  Just make sure the plants are firmed well into the soil so they don't blow about in the wind.  Use a stake/tomato cane if necessary.

black fly

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 12:28

I direct sow my broad beans into the veg plot at the end of October, pinch out the growing tips when the first beans have set and never have a problem with blackfly.  We've had a fantastic crop this year, have eaten loads and have loads in the freezer. They've finished now and I'm just about to pull them up and plant the purple sprouting broccoli plants in their place.

I've also never had a problem with blackfly on runner beans (so far - fingers crossed ) but if I get them on other plants I just wash them off with a jet from the hosepipe. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
Replies: 1    Views: 210
Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
Replies: 19    Views: 515
Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
Replies: 123    Views: 3028
Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

Renamed 
Replies: 6    Views: 306
Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
Replies: 5    Views: 342
Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
Replies: 11    Views: 380
Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
Replies: 2    Views: 202
Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
Replies: 11    Views: 471
Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
Replies: 5    Views: 249
Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
Replies: 36    Views: 1090
Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10

FIDGET'S BIG DAY!!!

Congratulations to you both ... 
Replies: 28    Views: 892
Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
Replies: 19    Views: 607
Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
Replies: 12    Views: 472
Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
Replies: 7    Views: 380
Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
Replies: 15    Views: 511
Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09
1 to 15 of 130 threads