Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 14:10

Oh yes Obelixx    I did my first 'real driving' in proper Minis where I could do all the general maintenance, and take the spark plugs out and dry them with a hairdryer after driving through East Anglian floods ... I didn't spend time working for a Hot Rod and Stock Car garage when I was seventeen for nothing 

Cannas and winter

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 14:05

I would do it now!

If the garage is frostfree they'll have to go in there if you don't have a greenhouse.  They should be ok there. They won't need any attention until late spring. 

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 14:02

Fredbare ... we live and learn ... I would pot them on into bigger pots for now and plant them out when they're bigger and stronger.  When you do plant them out plant them deeper than they are in the pots ... that way they'll grow lots more shoots from the base and grow even stronger eventually.  

I find that you get more for your money from Taylors , although costing a bit  more initially.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 13:57

Just had a phone call from garage ... Lola needs a pair of rear springs ... ouch!  but needs must ...  we older ladies sometimes have bits that go wrong ... wish new parts for us were as easy to sort out as for Lola 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 11:54

Arrived home ... will wait for call from garage then call a cab ... otherwise a day of faffing around, knitting and that sort of stuff.  

Norwich looks lovely on a day like today BL ... hope Cedric enjoys his visit.  

Good vibes heading your way Pdoc 


Posted: 06/11/2017 at 10:33

What sort of soil are you using?

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 10:30

Lola is at the garage ... I'm in

the city centre drinking coffee until my bus home arrives. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 09:08
raisingirl says:

Dug up all my salsify and scorzonera this weekend - had some roasted with the potatoes to go with our roast rib of beef last night 



Posted: 06/11/2017 at 09:02

Hmmm ... if the roots have already rotted it may be too late for remedial action.  It might be time to start again. 

Noise from traffic

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 08:14

I thought they'd promised we'd all have Jet Packs by now 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

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