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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 06:36

Poorly Toms

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 06:35

Sounds like blight to me.  

Take the tomatoes off and if they're not affected and developed enough they might ripen - if not they'll be fine for Green Tomato Chutney. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 06:25

Have a lovely time Snoodle - shall I keep an eye on your plants? 

Oh, I'm away tonight - I'll send son over with a watering can 

Bug Identification

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 06:25

Fill a washing up bowl with tepid water and a good squirt of washing up liquid (Ecover is best but anything will do at a push).

Pick your plants up, putting your fingers across the top of the pot either side of the stem and turn it upside down - immerse the plant in the water and swoosh it gently back and forth - drowning and washing off the aphids while not getting the compost wet - and then stand your pots back upright to drain.

I do this when my potted herbs get aphids. 

It works for whitefly too! 

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 06:20

Oooh Annie   do you want to join us?  (or have you seen enough of it?)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 06:18

Good morning all 

I hope little Hedgie has survived the night - it does sound like dehydration to me, but I'm not a real expert in hedgehogs, just have them in the garden, and am used to rearing animals as I've spent a lot of my life on farms etc.  

It would be good if everyone put out a shallow dish of water at night in this weather, whether or not they think they have hedgehogs - they might be surprised!!!

It's a lovely morning here - we're paying a flying visit to MIL today, back tomorrow.  My son is going to pop over and water anything that needs watering and put the hedgehog food out - but I gave everything a good soaking so there shouldn't be much to do   He said he might stay overnight if he can get what he wants to watch on our tv. 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:24

Glad you had a lovely time Panda.

Under Gardeners who forget the watering don't get any supper !!!  

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 17:55

  But you're obviously needed at home!!! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 17:52

Muddyfork - another jam suggestion here:

"Happened to me with some strawberry jam once (it came out the consistency of boiled sweets )


I heated it up with a combination of water, apple juice and lemon juice and managed to get an acceptably loose set. It wasn't the best jam I've ever made, however, and I used most of it for baking. 

I shall keep my fingers crossed for your gardening board friend,....."

Pink Climbing Rose, not what I thought it was!

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 17:47

The colour reminds me of Mme Caroline Testout  but colour on the internet isn't reliable and there are so many other factors, bud and petal shape and number, leaves, etc etc etc 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 20:26

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

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25
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