Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Forgotten bulb/tuber - what could it be?

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 18:05

I'll go with dahlia tuber too 

Tomatoes - Need help!!

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 18:00

If it's of any help in the future - I infected almost all my tomatoes with blight this year due to accepting some plants from a friend.  

The only ones that did not succumb to the blight were a new blight resistant variety called Crimson Crush - despite being in the same growhouse and at very close quarters with the source of the infection, they have continued to grow strongly, are beautifully healthy plants and appear to be cropping well.

I started mine late this year due to a badly timed holiday  so I can't tell you what the flavour is like, but if it's as good as the blurb on the packet, I shall grow them again

Loads of tomatoes but very slow in ripening

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 17:54

Verdun   ask Hosta for his hub's recipe for tomato and chilli relish - it's fantastic   That'll keep you out of mischief for a few hours 


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 17:50

When I was doing the early morning milking on the smallholding, I used to be able to hear a neighbour whistiing as he walked up the hill to his allotment , the same time every morning, rain or shine, without fail, you could set your clock by him.

My lovely late FIL used to while he was working in his workshop at the back of their house - you knew things were going well when you could hear him whistling.  My OH takes after him 

Wonky's Lovely Hub whistles when he's happy too - it's good to hear. 


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 17:27

There's such a lot to be said for retirement 


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 16:34

I like whistling men 

Grey Powder in soil

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 16:33

It's likely to be the mycelium of a fungus that is breaking down organic matter in the soil.  Did it smell 'mushroomy'?

Gooseberry Plants

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 16:30

The list of insects it controls doesn't mean that it affects those insects exclusively - insecticides affect most insects

like most poisons that affect humans also affect other mammals. 

I remove heavy infestations of aphids with a squirt from a hosepipe - lesser infestations are dealt with by the blue tit families.

What caterpillars were you finding a problem on your gooseberries?

ID for nondescript plant

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 14:09

I agree, it could be Sweet Rocket - I get plants like that appear in the veg patch from time to time if I cut back the plants in the border, put the  stems and attached seedheads in the compost bin and then the following year spread the compost on the veg patch.    If I spot them when they're small enough I dig them up and transplant them into a flower bed - however once they get to the size of yours they've usually developed a longish tap root and don't take to transplanting, so I leave them in the veg patch - the flowers attract pollinators after all 

Weed identification

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 13:12

Can't see the 'top' one very clearly, but the flatter one is a liverwort - it usually appears in shady damp places - it's a fascinating thing. 

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