Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 01/07/2016 at 18:15

Yes Fairy - they're outside now and I don't usually have a problem - but the blight came with some tom plants I swapped with a friend just before we went on holiday.  I put the plants she gave me in our little greenhouse along with the plants I'd raised while we were away.  She said later that she'd lost all of hers while we were away.  They were in her greenhouse - she lost hers to blight last year too so the blight spores must've still been in her greenhouse.  

Hello Hosta and Pdoc 

Does anyone know if these are harmless or not?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 17:17

I agree - pollen beetles - not a problem 


Posted: 01/07/2016 at 16:49

Hmmm I've been looking at the ex- tomato pots full of compost that's only been in them a couple of weeks. Don't want to waste it - think I'll try some peas and pak choi in them ... 

Cucumber Pollination

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 16:45

Bumping up for someone who grows indoor cukes 

Pak Choi

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 16:32

Quarter it lengthways and steam - serve with stir fried chicken and ginger 


Posted: 01/07/2016 at 16:27

Does anyone remember me saying earlier in the season that I was going to try to grow fewer tomato plants this year?  Well, I've managed it - only three left now that I've got rid of the blighty ones which were infected by some swapped with a friend :-(. yet another case of 'be careful what you wish for' :-(

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What the flippin' 'eck is this then?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 15:18

Don't mind the colour ........ it's the colour combined with the fluffiness that I'm not keen on .......... and then the miserable brown of the dead flower heads - never been keen on it, not since I was a child ... it sort of reminds me of an itchy mohair scarf I was given ............. 

Independence Day?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 14:55
KT53 says:
.......... We got to page 15 before anybody came on to metaphorically slap our legs (actual slapping wouldn't be allowed any more).  


Oh yeah??? 

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Posted: 01/07/2016 at 14:33

Much as I disapprove of violence .................................................................. 

Last edited: 01 July 2016 14:36:19

Independence Day?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 14:25

I think that a huge part of the problem nowadays is the widening gap between the rich and poor in the UK.  

The life style and life experience of a pretty large portion of society is a long way removed from that of the rest of the country, and it has been proved that social mobility nowadays is getting worse rather than better. This has lead to a large 'underclass' who feel totally alienated .......... in the past in other countries  this has lead to revolution .... 

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ID please

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