Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 19/07/2016 at 21:04

Get well soon Clari ((hugs)). I'd send you a virtual Lemsip but I'm ony phone and can't do clever things like that on it


Posted: 19/07/2016 at 21:01

take good care of yourself Runny and come back soon, we'll miss you 

Still warm out there, we've been sitting on the terrace again playing chess after supper and watching swifts, dragonflies and butterflies 

Watcha seeing at the theatre Hosta?

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 16:26

It's hot here so all the windows and doors are open - we keep getting visited by a large male Southern Hawker dragonfly - it flies through the door and into our open plan living space - it's already been in three times this afternoon and apart from sitting on the furniture and my lap it has tried to mate with a computer cable ... the mind boggles

What is your weather like?

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 16:20

What happened to the edit facility?

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 16:07

Nora and Daniel understand that the problems are frustrating for us - I'm pretty sure they're frustrating for them too.  I'm sure that if they could fix them with their magic wands they would.

As Nora has said, if you're having problems PM her and they'll do their best to sort things out as soon as they can.

What we have to remember is that D & N don't hold the purse strings or have overall control of big stuff. 

We really don't want the Big Bosses to decide that a lot of overt whinging is not making the forum attractive to advertisers, do we?  This is a commercial enterprise after all.   They might begin to wonder whether the forum is more trouble than it's worth ... remember what happened with the BBC ........

Tomato blight in greenhouse

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 15:58

Sorry to hear that Paul.  I grow my toms outside so I'm not sure what to advise re greenhouse cleaning, but someone will come along and tell you.

However, I can tell you that this year I'm growing Crimson Crush, which are supposed to be blight resistant.

I also started several other varieties and swapped some with a friend as we do most years - she gave me some young tom plants that she'd started in her greenhouse and I put them in my mini-greenhouse with my Crimson Crush as the weather wasn't yet warm enough for them to go outside.

Within 10 days all of the plants she'd given me had blight and had to be chucked.  I phoned her and she said nearly every plant in her greenhouse had succumbed and had been thrown away. 

My Crimson Crush are the only tomatoes that have not gone down with the blight despite having been in very close proximity (touching) the infected ones for at least ten days.  They are now strong healthy plants and are fruiting well.

My suggestion would be that next year, if you're concerned that blight might be lingering in your greenhouse, try growing Crimson Crush.

Good luck

Last edited: 19 July 2016 15:59:23

My grubby hands

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 15:14

Love L'Occitane stuff but I hadn't discovered the hand scrub - thanks Yvie - apart from some for me, it looks like a jolly good 'stocking filler' for some people I know

What happened to the edit facility?

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 15:07

I used it just a little while ago - it was working then - and it works on my phone too - sometimes I just have to be patient for a few moments.

Yes, there is is - Edit function working fine. 

But it does sometimes go black when using my phone, as I say - just be patient and wait for the edit page to appear.

Last edited: 19 July 2016 15:08:32


Posted: 19/07/2016 at 13:55

I've used all the water in the butts on the toms, cukes and all the other pots and left the hose running by the grapevine and rhubarb. The terrace is too hot to walk on with bare feet. The temp in the shade is 32.9C  The doors and windows are wide open and I'm flollopped on the sofa with a tall glass of ice- cold lemon presse

CLARI!!!!  Is that gazebo ready yet? 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 13:41

32.9c here in Norfolk, and that's in the shady alleyway with a breeze 

Ive just watered all the pots again and have left the hose running by the grapevine and rhubarb. 

Last edited: 19 July 2016 13:45:16

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