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Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 12/02/2014 at 11:18

I took a complete change of clothing to Anglesey - just in case.

If it's too bad you'll just have to spend the day in the cafeteria Shock Horror!!! 


Posted: 12/02/2014 at 10:27

Well done Artjak on the Spam zapping - we are getting some odd ones today 

New to growing veg

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 09:18

Why do you think we're all spending so much time noodling on here with other gardeners - we'll not be about quite as much when there's gardening that can be done 


Posted: 12/02/2014 at 09:16

Thinking of you Punkdoc - wish there was something practical we could do to help 

out door grow light advice veggies

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 09:14

Hi, don't worry about your veggies - they'll be find - in the summer the sun is higher in the sky and - they'll get plenty of light.  I've grown veggies in a north-facing back yard in the past 

Spring is getting closer.

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 08:51

Here you are Mike, listen to this  it'll cheer you up 


Posted: 12/02/2014 at 08:45

There's two theories Tracey:

Water in the evening so that you lose less due to evaporation and it soaks down to the roots properly.  However, the slugs and snails like the cool, dark damp conditions you create by watering in the evening 

Water in the morning to avoid encouraging the marauding molluscs etc, but lose some of the water to evaporation and risk burning leaves if you get drops of water on them followed by strong sunlight (always water the soil not the plant!).

gardening vegetable planning apps android

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 08:28

It's all down to the weather and soil conditions in your garden - best 'app' I know is to watch what the experienced allotmenteers in your area are doing and follow them.

I can't see how an app would  work - too many variables.   

There is of course the What to do now section above, but that's only general suggestions - weather and soil conditions have to be taken into consideration, and there's no substitute for experience so if you haven't got much of your own you have to 'borrow' from others 


Posted: 12/02/2014 at 08:23

Hi Tracey   He will take his lead (see that joke? ) from you - if you act just as normal he will think that this is normal and just get on with things .... eventually 

Yes, hope Punkdoc hasn't been flooded out!  And wonder how Pentillie is? 


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 13:28

Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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