London (change)
Today 33°C / 19°C
Tomorrow 24°C / 18°C

Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Cheaper alternative to raised bed

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 17:11

Oh, and move those seedlings to somewhere cooler and lighter - they're getting much too etiolated (drawn out seeking the light). 

Cheaper alternative to raised bed

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 17:09

I think you've probably ordered about double what you need in the way of topsoil, if my guestimate of the size of your bed is anything like accurate - have a look here and let it do the calculation for you http://www.topsoilshop.co.uk/topsoil-calculator - you may be able to cancel part of your order.  That money could be used for plants

Pond and surrounding advice please

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 16:59

One of the most important features to attract wildlife is plenty of leafy cover around the edges of the pond for the frogs etc to feel safe when accessing and leaving the pond. 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/70690.jpg?width=350

 As you can see, we leave the lawn uncut around the edge of our pond.  The marginal plants are in planting baskets on a shelf around the edge, and we have a shingle slope for hedgehogs and birds to access and escape from the pond.

At the time of the photo this pond was less than 6 months old and had already attracted frogs, newts, dragon flies, damsel flies and a grass snake, among other visitors.

Pest questions

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 16:38

Done - as explained on the form, I actively encourage insects into my garden - most are beneficial in one way or another

Space in veg bed

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 15:43

You could sow some dwarf french beans after the potatoes - they'll crop later in the summer.

Don't think your beds are deep enough for parsnips - take a look at Rusty Spade's video http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/fruit-and-veg/harvested-this-today/588650.html

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 15:36

Dear Lyn - I'm so sorry - as you say, she is at peace and she knew she was loved beyond measure. 

We'll be thinking of you all ((hugs))

Transplantation Shock in Vegetables

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 14:04

Transplantation Shock in Vegetables

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 14:01

You rotten thing!  Fancy pouring cold water on little babbies!!!   You're supposed to test it with your elbow

Hello from a newbie

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 13:58

Hi Jennie and welcome   What a lovely garden you have - and great raised beds

Space in veg bed

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 12:17

When your early potatoes are over it'll be the perfect time to sow Pak choi and Mizuna and those oriental-type mustard leaves. If you sow them earlier in the year they tend to bolt and run to seed, but sown later in the season they keep going much longer

Also Swiss chard can be sown then to provide a crop into autumn - then allow it to stay in place over winter and you may well get some more pickings from it before spring gets going. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
Replies: 36    Views: 888
Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10

FIDGET'S BIG DAY!!!

Congratulations to you both ... 
Replies: 28    Views: 709
Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
Replies: 19    Views: 439
Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
Replies: 12    Views: 347
Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
Replies: 7    Views: 268
Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
Replies: 15    Views: 393
Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
Replies: 24    Views: 644
Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
Replies: 10    Views: 328
Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
Replies: 30    Views: 804
Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 20:09

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
Replies: 12    Views: 343
Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
Replies: 4    Views: 235
Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
Replies: 27    Views: 731
Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
Replies: 20    Views: 621
Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 20:55

Neonicontinoids

Do bees become addicted? 
Replies: 1    Views: 223
Last Post: 30/04/2015 at 15:24

Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
Replies: 25    Views: 652
Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 08:19
1 to 15 of 121 threads