Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Broad Beans

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 09:28

Broad beans start producing from the bottom up so if yours haven't got any lower down it's probably down to a pollination issue.  However, the ones you've got look as if they're doing fine - enjoy 

Big big weeds - help

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 09:24

No need to panic!  Looks like a good crop of Green Alkanet with some Herb Robert (a wild geranium with smelly foliage) and some other odds and ends.  Get yourself some sturdy gardening gloves and a long sleeved jacket (alkanet can be a bit bristly) and pull them out then dig up the roots.  

Then, if you get more than a little regrowth I'd spray it with a weedkiller containing glyphosate - leave it for a fortnight to go brown (this indicates that the roots are dead) and pull it up again and dig over.  You should then have a border ready to add some organic matter and get on with planting.


HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 08:55

Good morning all   I won't brag, but I didn't wake until 7am this morning   What's that about?  Now I've had dippy egg and toastie soldiers and have made a pot of coffee ... when that's drunk we're spending the day in the garden - OH is getting the slow cooker from the back of the pantry and the rolled shoulder of lamb can go in there with onions and a sprig or two of rosemary for this evening 

I once fell asleep while laying on the concrete floor of a sculpture studio - I had straws up my nose and an art student applying Plaster of Paris to my face to make a mask - if I lay down I go to sleep - it's as simple as that ........ usually .......... 

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 16:17
Hostafan1 says:

and even better Dove, you'll be stopping in Devon overnight. 

See original post


bugs on roses

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 15:26

We feed the birds in our garden and put up nest boxes - we spent yesterday evening watching a pair of bluetits hoovering up aphids from a rose bush and take them into the nest box. Not an aphid to be seen this morning. 

No need to spray with noxious chemicals that kill good and bad alike  - leave it to the birds.  

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 15:15

We'll be using it Verdun ... sorreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee 

Watering solution for disabled people+

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 15:12

Choose the right plants and it shouldn't need much watering after the first few weeks - have a look here 

Good luck 

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 13:57

That's the very same one Pp 

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 13:52

Too late Verdun ......... we're on our way 

Need help to identify plant / weed

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 12:58

We had them in the garden with several dogs and they ignored them, but if yours is the sort of terrier who insists on eating everything it might be as well to get rid of it.  Just brushing against it and being around it shouldn't cause a problem.

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