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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Pruning Mulberry trees

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 13:19

The black mulberry that I'm fond of isn't in my garden - it's in an enclosed courtyard, called The Garth at Blackfriars, part of Norwich School of Art.  Many a sandwich lunch has been eaten under that tree by happy art students.  The Garth is roughly the size of a lawn tennis court.  

Some people have fairies at....

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 13:04
Steve 309 wrote (see)

.......... my OH's brother in Rosselare designs the electronics for those machines - they are indeed gigantic.  Bit like the one Ed Grundy broke the other night.


Aw, I felt so sorry for him 

sacrilege or what?

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 13:00

I like them both too - I've a feeling that the confectionery programme is aimed and parents and children, whereas they think that no one under 100 watches gardening programmes.  

But at least nowadays most of us can either record our favourite programmes or watch on iPlayer or whatever - I suspect that the programmers will use that as an argument to support changes in programme times.  

However, thinking about it - we could use that argument to suggest that on the weeks when there is no GW because of sport or something, they could still produce and broadcast that week's programme in the middle of the night and we could watch it when we choose to.

We might have them hoisted with their own petard! 


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 10:21

Right - we're off - see you later folks!

Some people have fairies at....

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 09:30
DyersEnd wrote (see)

That's a big one Dove, I reckon you could live in the cab!  Probably costs more than a house mind you

More than mine at any rate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   More than a couple of mine and then some I expect 

identifying problem with lawn

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 09:27

I agree with Potteringabout - it looks like typical damage caused by dog (or fox) urine.

Apparently including tomato in the dog's diet can help ameliorate the problem - or you can place Dog Rocks in the dog's drinking water.

As for the damaged lawn, I'd leave it for the rain to dilute what urine salts remain in the soil, or if the hot dry spell continues then a few buckets of water would help.  Then in September, when we get wetter weather but the soil is still warm, I'd rake the dead grass out, scarify and reseed the patches - by next spring it'll be back to normal 

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 08:31

Welcome and good luck  with the move TC 


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 08:18

I told you that would happen Pdoc!  

See you there - have to take niece back to her Mama first ....

White Beetroot

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 08:13

White beetroot (and yellow and stripey ones for that matter) taste like beetroot 

I think that now that more different varieties are being grown, the chance of the occasional seed getting stuck in the packing machinery and slipping into the next batch is bound to happen.  

One of Gardening's little happen-stances   You may find that you prefer them and buy those seeds next year .....


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 08:10

I'm bringing Campari and Soda - wouldn't say no to some Doritos and dips 

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