Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Two plants from Japan

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 08:15

I'm not sure how much help we can be with plants from the Far East -

have you seen this tool provided by the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew?

It's not yet complete but it may be of help.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 08:05

Well done Hosta!!!  That'll really help your knee recovery (speaking as someone with a problem knee ).

It was obviously a night for vivid dreams - I dreamt of eating huge red apples and singing in a choir (both at the same time) and OH dreamt about tigers and monkeys. 

Chitting spuds

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 07:57

Twm - have a look at this site

for every variety (in the drop down box) there's a graph of various disease resistance etc.    You should be able to select a variety suitable for you from there.

I don't grow potatoes any more, but I always liked Desirée - however my allotment was on improved clay 

weed problem

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 07:48

Looking forward to seeing the pic, but in the meantime I'm thinking it sounds like an arum ...

Have you ever grown chia?

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 07:40

Here you are

I'd put them in a sandwich

Have you ever grown chia?

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 07:38

Not grown chia, but I do know that washing up has a tendency to grow exponentially if ignored

Rasberry fruit question

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 07:37

Polka is certainly not a dwarf - I got loads of fruit from my three canes in the first year and they've multiplied in the years since.

Planting instructions here

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 07:22

Good morning Chicky, Clari ... everyone else as you come along and of course, G'day Pat

There's a sharp frost out there at the moment, but the sun is shining and the birds are singing.

Good to hear from Edd ... changes afoot and exciting times.  A bit of a coincidence as I've just been reading about the local Coast Watch set up in Norfolk - what a lot of good work by volunteers    That is the lighthouse that you can see from The Old Vicarage Gardens at East Ruston.   

Unidentifiied Fruit tree in Thailand

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 07:03

Haven't heard back from the Thai farmer yet, but another Australian contact is suggesting avocado. 

She says "... It does look rather like avocado to me. The leaves look like the large avocado tree leaves we have..."

I'll let you know when we hear from the farmer ........

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 19:36

Hope everyone's travel arrangements go smoothly today

I'm back from my visit ....... I had to pass an area where there are major roadworks going on and a huge Park & Ride car park is being constructed - on a very low area of land near a Broad - most of it is under a substantial amount of water

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Whoops! I've done it again ......

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