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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Rhododendron problem

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 07:36

We had problems with vine weevil when we moved into this garden 3 years ago - we gave the bed 2 treatments with Nemasys vine weevil killer and have had very little problem since.

 I think the hedgehogs help get them too.

Good luck 


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 07:33
KEF wrote (see)

............ Dove office today  ............

Investigation into one of my old cases.  My records are pretty detailed so all the info should be there.  It was a long time ago so I won't be able to remember much without reading the records.  

It'll be interesting to see the offices - they've been altered since I left - and maybe some colleagues may have time for lunch with me - there's a GC around the corner - I think I still have a voucher! 


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 06:30

Welcome back

What a crazy and bizarre coincidence - and at least it's nothing more sinister than an invitation to meet Mr T !!!   I do hope you're going to take him up on his offer 

Glad I could help a bit 

Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 06:24

Shrinking Violet - go on -  be public spirited - force yourself 


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 06:22

I agree with Welshonion - compost it.  It will make a wonderful activator for your compost heaps and by next spring it'll be fantastic 


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 06:20

Good morning folks and thank you so much for all your kindness   I'm looking on the positive side - if she thinks I'm her slightly eccentric sister, then that's a compliment - I like Batty Aunty B 

Have a good day at the salt mines people ((hugs)) - I have to go back to the office today - but only for a couple of hours! 

French Gold pole beans - trouble with starts

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 06:13

Hi Sheena

Most of us are based in the UK - French Gold pole bean is not a commonly grown variety over here and although we've had a (for us) hot and dry summer, I suspect that it's not as hot and dry as yours.

 I suspect you may be right about the over-watering.  Beans need plenty of water, but they need a lot at later stages when they're flowering and setting beans - not really so much early on. 

I think you'll find it helpful to ask around locally as conditions, diseases and pests over here are quite different to the ones where you are.  

However, I'd like to wish you good luck with your beans - I love beans and am growing two varieties this season - Buerre de Rocquencourt (a yellow wax bush bean) and Emergo, a white-flowered runner (pole) bean. The wax beans are cropping well - they're a variety recommended for the cooler temperatures we have over here - and the Emergo are just beginning to set some beans.  I have to make room in my freezer!

It would be interesting to know how you get on with your beans - good luck 

Something burrowing in my greenhouse

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 22:00

Mice don't shift that amount of soil.

" ....  rat holes generally have a fan-shaped mass of freshly dug soil outside and the holes are connected by well-trodden runways...."

extract from: 

Help please.

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 21:55

I leave the stems - I've seen them exhibited in shows - they leave several years worth of dried flower stems on them. 

Help please.

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 20:33

You still can David   

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