Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Brown Grass

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 19:44

I agree, a photo will help with a proper diagnosis and enable us to make informed suggestions.

However, if it is 'thatch',  it won't just 'go away; it  needs raking out, either with a hand lawn rake, or an electric one. 

Last edited: 20 May 2017 19:44:35

Brussels Sprouts and Greyhound Cabbages

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 19:38


Let us know how you get on .

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 18:03

Clari ... I agree - a formal letter requesting immediate payment exactly as Topbird has suggested.

ACAS can be really helpful in this sort of circumstance 

Your ex boss really is a total a*****le 

Brussels Sprouts and Greyhound Cabbages

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 17:44

If you're in any doubt about the soil being firm enough it can pay you to stake the Brussels Sprout plants with a tomato cane each, as if they rock in the wind as they grow the sprouts will be loose and like a rosette rather than a nice firm sprout.  

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 17:36

Good to see you Runnybeak ........ hope all is ok with you 

Garden edging

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 17:33

More than likely KT .......... and he has nothing better to do, no garden to play in, no friends to chat to ..... sad isn't it ?  

Barely started and I'm already overwhelmed!

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 17:22

We often feel overwhelmed ....... it's all part and parcel of being a gardener ....   another very important part is sitting down and having a cuppa and just looking at things.

Get yourself a copy of Alan Titchmarsh's book on Small Gardens in the How to be a Gardener series - it's under £6 on Amazon, less second hand or most libraries have a copy.  

Also, now is the time of year that lots of private gardens are open for charity one or two days as part of the National Garden Scheme  

Find a few gardens in your area and go and have a look around ... take a camera and get some photos of areas and plants that you like and bring them back here and post them for us to have a look at ... we'll help you find ways to adapt ideas and make them right for you and your garden.  

And don't be intimidated by the 'perfect' gardens that you see ............... people have been slaving their socks off for years to get their gardens fit to open ... you're just beginning ... no one expects your garden to be perfect ... it's all trial and error and experiment ... but what is important is that you enjoy the process   

Also, most of the garden owners love answering questions about their gardens and everyone likes helping beginners .......... so be brave, ask lots of questions as you look around 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 13:44

Sounds perfect!!! 


Posted: 20/05/2017 at 11:50


Clematis spider

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 11:47

Not only are they harmless, they're food for all the baby birds that are fledging at the moment. 

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