Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 16:50

Pdoc ((hugs)) ........  is there nowhere else you can see your psychiatrist and therapist ........ it seems to me to be totally counter productive for you to keep being tortured by revisiting the place that meant so much to you and  where it all went wrong ........... 

Have you spoken to them about how visiting that hospital makes you feel?  

It must seem like a particularly cruel form of aversion therapy 

Plant water sprays and Gardeners World

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 16:45
Singing Gardener says:

My husband washes out the sprayers from the shower cleaner that we use and they seem to work well. They don't last long but we have a regular supply so that doesn't matter.

See original post


But we do our own; we don't expect your husband to do ours too 


Posted: 22/06/2017 at 16:42

Can you photograph it from further away so we can see more of the plant please 

Hebs need help

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 16:19

I don't pinch basil out ... other than what I'm taking for cooking. None of what you see in that photo has been pinched out at all.

 I shall be sowing some more any day now (I would have done it a couple of weeks ago but I've been incapacitated due to an injury) to replace the pots in the photo, as most of that will soon be turned into pesto 

Last edited: 22 June 2017 16:20:04

Hebs need help

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 15:54

It's taken me several years to get the hang of it.  

I sow the seeds fairly thinly in a seed tray indoors in April .... when they're about an inch tall I lift the seedlings, about half a dozen at a time (I use a dessert spoon and try not to  touch the seedlings at all - they bruise easily) and pot each clump into a large module in a plastic tray and keep them indoors on the windowsill.  

When they're ready to pot on I transfer the whole clump into a bigger pot. and then they go out into the mini-greenhouse with plenty of fresh air in the daytime but shut up at night.  

Now the temps are in the mid teens most nights I leave the little greenhouse top open.

All the time they get very careful watering ...  only watering when the top of the compost is beginning to dry a bit and never getting the leaves wet .  

Once the basil plants are growing nicely in their final pots they only get watered from below, putting an inch of water in the tray and any water remaining after 20 mins is thrown out.  

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 15:07

There's no accounting for some people's stupidity Topbird 

It keeps looking here as if we're going to get some more rain ...... but nothing happens ........... 

Can this plant survive

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 15:03

Yellow foam

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 15:00

Fascinating things, slime molds 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 14:39

Hi Topbird   We had a proper thunder and lightning storm and about two minutes of stair rods this morning, but since then ....... nothing .......... that won't have filled the butts 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 11:37

Oh Pat!!!  Many very happy returns of the day ... I hope your birthday is absolutely splendid!!! 

The pergola has arrived   

An extremely strapping  Polish? lad with a large cauliflower ear (looked like a rugby player) insisted on carrying it into the back garden despite it having been impressed on us that it would be 'kerbside drop off only'. He then detached the packet of bolts and told me to take them indoors as rain is forecast.  

Now he's on his way to Ipswich to install some garden furniture ...... he said he left Northampton a couple of hours ago .... today is an easy day apparently.

The fish has been poached and eggs have been boiled and are cooling ... a parsley sauce has been made and potatoes have been steamed and mashed.  All will be assembled when it's cool. 

Just before the pergola arrived I had a bit of a kitchen mishap ... I moved the salad spinner on the draining board and dislodged two dinner plates ......... we have a hard ceramic tiled floor   I've swept up but can't vacuum as the vac is upstairs so out of my permitted area of operation at the moment  As we have another 14 of those large plain white plates I won't get upset about it 

We've also just had a 'lively' storm ... the golf club fired off a 'lightning warning' maroon earlier .... they fired the all clear just now, and the sun is shining again. 

Last edited: 22 June 2017 11:40:06

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