Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Unknown plant in the Philippines

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 10:41

As I said on your other thread - I think that's an abutilon. 

Leaf problems on unidentified plant in the Philippines

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 10:40

That looks to me like an abutilon.

I wouldn't be concerned by a few discoloured lower leaves as long as the young leaves are in good condition. 

Lawn Revival

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 10:35

There's no need to re-turf ... we've got summer coming up and you'll spend your time watering and worrying about it, and you won't be able to walk on the lawn for several weeks.  

With a hot dry spell coming up I'd just give it a good raking to get as much moss out as possible, and don't cut it too short.  Keep your mower on a medium setting ... no lower!   If you've got dandelions and other broadleaved weeds get yourself a daisy grubber and just hoik them out

If there's a guaranteed day of heavy rain coming up apply some granular seaweed fertiliser according to the instructions on the pack (Maxicrop do a good one, available online, but there are others).

I wouldn't use a lawn treatment which includes a moss killer and herbicide just now because it'll turn the mossy weedy patches black and it'll depress you and you want to enjoy your garden this summer.  

Last edited: 17 June 2017 10:36:44

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 10:23

Have a lovely time BL ....... ooooh ... pork pie ........... the farm shop sells very good ones made in the next village to my former home ......... I might suggest pork pie and pickles to OH for supper with salad from the garden it'd go down a treat 

Debs ... at least HM is showing the politicians what's needed ........ however they just don't seem to get it   It's going to come back to bite them ........ 

I'm confused by this plant

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 09:26

I'm confused by this plant

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 09:25

Yes, that's Sisyrinchium striatum 

Wilko tomato grow bags

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 09:11

That would be better if you already have the bags  ... but only one plant per bag 

But when doing your costings, don't forget that pots last a lot longer than the bags 


Posted: 17/06/2017 at 09:08
Watery says:

I know some people don't believe woodlice eat strawberries, but I too have seen them inside the holes.  I don't know if something else makes the holes and the woodlice crawl inside to finish or if they start them. 

See original post

 That's exactly what happens ... they don't have chewing biting mouthparts so they can't bite into a fruit, but once the surface has been breached they can give the inside flesh a good suck.

Get rid of the slugs and the woodlice will be stymied.  

Gardeners' World Live 2017

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 09:05

Here you are Pp 

Resurrected Sixteen

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 09:03

Hello Topbird and everyone 

All windows and doors open and a breeze blowing over the sofa ....... Rick Stein on his barge trip through France on the telly ..... dreaming and salivating here .... 

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