Latest posts by Dovefromabove

winter growths

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 13:30

In the second half of October I'll be sowing broad beans - Aquadulce Claudia - they will start to grow and overwinter to give you an early crop in May - usually way too early to succumb to aphid attack like later sown beans.  

This variety has withstood 9 weeks of being under snow in the winter, and still given me a good crop. 

Lawn care

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 13:24

Magnum, if you want a recommendation - I use Evergreen 4 in 1 lawn treatment in the spring. You can even buy it in Tesco and Asda nowadays. It kills off moss and weeds and feeds the grass.  Use it carefully according to the instructions for amounts etc, and when to apply and when to water etc, and it will be fine.  

The moss will turn black - that is to be expected - then you rake it out, either by hand with a spring tine rake or you can buy an electric lawn rake and scarifier.

I' have one of these 

It's a shame - a fortnight ago it was on offer for £49.  

Hope that helps 

Last edited: 15 September 2016 13:25:52

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 11:15
Hostafan1 says:

lush verdant sward here. Pygmy tribes are moving in as we speak.

 ( can we use the word " pygmy" these days? )

See original post


Interesting musings on that issue here /

Love Greg Laden's blog 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 11:05

Haven't got any grass here to cut Hosta - just brown stubble 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 11:01

Mmmm sounds like it's a bug then ....... make sure you keep hydrated in this hot weather .... and yes, I know you know that, but I'm your mum ............. 

Yvie - it's too hot to set foot in a greenhouse - it's Silly Hot here 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 09:02

Wonky - put your feet up and drink plenty of water ((hugs))  was it the shellfish you had with Papa Womble?

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 07:07

Good morning all  G'day Pat   I agree with Chicky , use this opportunity for a second opinion. I learned a long time ago that stoicism is not the answer where our health is concerned! Go and see your doc's stand in. 

Looks like we've got another hot day ahead of us. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 22:33

Wonky you'll have to get your brother to teach you - after all, he gave his friend his first lessons and look what happened to him!  

 Sweet dreams everyone. 

Weed help

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 19:02

They look like it - check the little seed capsules - hard and roundish, but when ripe they open like a three pointed star and catapult the seeds out.  

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