Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Olive tree

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 12:20

Pokhim   Whereabouts are you?  I think that sometimes Verdun forgets that not everyone gardens in balmy Cornwall (and yes, we are all jealous )  

Here in Norfolk I'd be a little more careful of a potted olive tree - keep the (free-draining) compost as dry as possible - they can cope with the cold but cold and wet combined will cause problems.  


Posted: 05/08/2016 at 11:56

SM dash done early here too - one load of washing on line, another in machine, and a bit of paperwork sorting done - just a bit of deadheading in the garden, then I'll alternate between draping myself elegantly over garden lounger and sitting room sofa ... it's a hard life 

My plant feeding day is still Sat/Sun ... no idea why   It could be any day of the week now that I'm retired ... 

Last edited: 05 August 2016 11:58:42

Courgette help?!

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 09:52

Make sure the soil is moist (not soggy) and water weekly with tomato fertiliser and be patient - there's plenty of time yet - I expect my courgettes to carry on producing well into September - maybe longer if the weather is kind.

Hopefully yours is in a sunny spot?

gallery of shame

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 07:25

I use Tippex ...


Posted: 05/08/2016 at 07:20

Good morning all  G'day Pat 

Love a sunny day in the winter   Looks like a sunny day here too, with a warm dry spell ahead of us. 


Posted: 04/08/2016 at 22:55

Linda Taylor  Wear goggles when peeling and grating horseradish root. When I was a child it was Pa's job to grate the horseradish on Sunday morning. I'll never forget the tears streaming down his cheeks and dripping off his RAF style moustache!  Once grated Ma would put it in a jar and add just enough vinegar to saturate the horseradish. It would then keep in a cool place for a few months - becoming milder with time. To make the sauce Ma would put some horseradish in a small dish and add some single cream. Job done 


Posted: 04/08/2016 at 21:46
GWRS says:

Hello all , just notice how the nights are drawing in , any body else noticed it ? 


 Stoppit!  I was convincing myself it was my imagination 


Posted: 04/08/2016 at 21:42

As to why it was removed Tetley ... I can only surmise that the last thing they wanted was T***p aficionados googling his name and arriving here ......... can you imagine the mayhem?    And there's always the possibility of being tarnished by association ... best left well alone I think 


Posted: 04/08/2016 at 19:11

It's a gardening forum!!!  Think they're pretty free and easy with the stuff we discuss in The Potting Shed  - not sure what the response there'd be if someone started gardening threads on political forums ... there are plenty of those available for those who want to debate politics


and here 

and here 

and there's loads more ...

But talking about politics, religion and sex always causes problems sooner or later ... 

pink flower

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 11:42

Wakeshine   The two names are very 'intermingled'  

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