Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Top 1/3rd of sweetcorn has no kernels

Posted: 17/09/2017 at 14:17

Growing corn in blocks makes sense to me too Scroggin;  it's the method I've always used with very good results and I shall continue to do what works for me and the majority of gardeners I know.

Nevertheless I'm sure there are some circumstances under which growing in rows may not prove necessary and if these circumstances pertain regularly for some particular gardeners every season there is no reason why they should change their methods.  

However, just because it's the best way in their gardens doesn't mean that it works for the majority of other gardens.  


Posted: 17/09/2017 at 14:10

Most peculiar Fairy 

Last edited: 17 September 2017 14:10:54

Broccoli kale and cabbage questions

Posted: 17/09/2017 at 13:57

The moss indicates that the soil may well be compacted and acidic and possibly shady and damp too.  This may well be why your plants could be making better growth. 

 I would hoe around your plants with a Dutch hoe regularly, just into the top inch of soil. This will lessen the compaction and allow air into the soil. 

In future seasons I would dig in lots of organic material; composted manure, garden compost etc to improve the structure of the soil.  

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 17/09/2017 at 11:23

Fairy ((hugs))  I get that sometimes ... sometimes triggered/made worse by too much time at deskPC,

driving with seat wrongly adjusted, carrying too much weight in shoulder bag, or using 'the wrong pillow' .

Keep it warm and don't do any of the above   Hope it's better soon. 

Hi Kitty ... good to see you 


Posted: 17/09/2017 at 10:49
B3 says:

Might the original post be from the weekend s**t stirrer?

Last edited: 17 September 2017 10:38:41

See original post

 Most posts of that sort seem to appear at the weekend ... it seems that the posters have no social life 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 17/09/2017 at 10:29

Chicky ((hugs))

Think there are mixed emotions next door today ... son is returning home after three years in London with girlfriend while she was at uni ... van ready to go and fetch their belongings is parked outside. 

Think NDNs were enjoying a quiet life  

Last edited: 17 September 2017 10:30:15

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 17/09/2017 at 10:05

Absolutely LilyP ... my experience of Americans has varied widely ... when the children were small we had close friends who were American and they were delightful ... educated, open minded, tolerant and extremely polite ... there have been others who were not ... same as in the UK 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 17/09/2017 at 09:55

Good morning all 

Those look amazing Liri ... my Pa always loved gladioli   He was a farmer (and therefore not a gardener) but I had my own garden border and he bought me some gladioli corms and I grew them for him.  

I do hope that Americans study their own history ... if they do there's always the chance that they'll learn something from it   The same can be said of us of course  we do seem to keep needing to re-invent the wheel, but at least we have the excuse of having more history to study 

We have bright sunshine here this morning ... a walk is planned before lunch ... we have a parcel to post so the walk will take us past the Post Office ... as the PO is inside the village pub a 'libation' may be taken ... it'd be rude not to wouldn't it?  

Delphinium what's affecting the leaves?

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 21:46

I think it needs less water and more fresh air. 

Where is it at the moment?


Posted: 16/09/2017 at 21:26

SGLs having two birthdays.... Must be royalty! 

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