Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Fig tree may be dying

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 15:33

Did you water them?  Wilting in the summer is often a sign of drought.  Mine's been getting a bucket full of water most days.  

Oh dear !

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 15:31

Not sure what could have 'flopped'  - Sedum Lime Zinger is a low-growing and spreading ground-cover sedum.  It's pretty tough - I'm sure it'll survive as long as it has good drainage and doesn't sit in a boggy spot over winter.

You could have used the bits you cut off for cuttings.  

Evergreen 4 in 1

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 14:21

4 in 1 is a Spring treatment - I wouldn't use it at this time of year - you don't want to be encouraging lush growth with winter on the way.

If you want to treat the lawn now I would use Evergreen 2 in 1 Autumn Lawn treatment.

picked rhubarb

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 14:12

Lots of tlc - mulch with manure and we'll all keep our fingers crossed 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 13:48

Today I have been mainly crushing grapes 

One kilo has been simmered in red wine with lemon and rosemary - now they are being strained in a jelly bag and tomorrow they will be transmogrified into Grape & Rosemary Jelly, and the other kilo will be crushed ready to be turned into Grape & Balsamic Jelly.

I need to buy more preserving sugar and jars ... I'm running out of saved small ones.  

As you say Obelixx, living with never ending renovations is very wearing (I used to be married to a builder).  Clari has enough 'stuff' impacting on her life, without renovations and car parts in every room.   I do think a bit of consideration is called for .........However, I am aware of people who think it perfectly reasonable to put car parts through the dish washer  

Last edited: 22 September 2016 13:49:51

Iris corms?

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 13:00

They look to me like new growth from the rhizomes of your Bearded Iris - replant them and they'll grow on.

Not sure why you're digging up Bearded Iris at this time of year? 


Posted: 22/09/2016 at 11:36

The most comprehensive information I can find is here 

They suggest trimming roots when potting on.  I would be potting on just before periods of growth e.g. March, so that's when I would root prune too - just my suggestion. 

Right Of Way

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 11:28
raisingirl says:

Dovefromabove says:

OK, if it's not been registered then surely it doesn't exist and no one else has one either.  

See original post

Not really. Land Registration is a new system ................. of that land.

 I was presuming that the property had changed hands since the Land Registration became the way of doing things and any pre-existing RoWs would have then been registered (my experience goes right back to when I was preparing Extracts of deeds on crumbling vellum and parchment ) but in any case I think I return to my original option of continuing with the status quo.  

Right Of Way

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 10:37

OK, if it's not been registered then surely it doesn't exist and no one else has one either.  

I think that a legal and binding agreement that no one owning property in the terrace will now or in the future seek to establish a legal RoW should make everyone happy.  

Last edited: 22 September 2016 10:40:17

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 10:28

I used to have a catering business. The behaviour of some of the people was appalling, unashamed drink driving and groping of my waitresses. I had enough when parents asked me to (no, told me to) lie to the police about how much the groom had drunk before getting into his car and crashing into another totally unrelated family car a mile up the road. I sold my half of the business and went to art school. A much nicer group of people there. 

On another subject, I've just harvested our grapes 

2.25kilos from our little four year old Boskoop Glory vine

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