Latest posts by Dovefromabove

coco de paimpol

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 14:29

I'm not sure if it's available on the open market - it may only be available to commercial growers in bulk quantities.


Posted: 20/01/2016 at 13:42
Verdun wrote (see)

.....seeing the glass half full instead of half empty makes a big difference.

Absolutely right Verdun - it's what makes life bearable .... sometimes even enjoyable



coco de paimpol

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 13:36

My brother is one of those farmers - there are many different maincrop carrot varieties grown commercially, depending on the requirements of the supermarkets with whom the farmer has a contract. 

One of the most commonly grown commercial maincrop carrot varieties is Imperator.

You may find this interesting

Bird feeding

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 10:36
BLT wrote (see)

Thanks Marygold..


Re the Linseed, I used to add this to chicken feed  as it helps regrow feathers after a moujt.. But do garden birds moult??

Yes, they moult just as other birds do.  If they didn't their feathers would deteriorate and they would suffer from cold and wet and they would become ill and die. 

Interesting info here

fig tree

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 10:32

We've got a little fig tree - we're growing it so we can have warm figs with honey and yoghurt for breakfast and training it up and over to shade the terrace ... sounds like you and I should swap houses

Soft fruit

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 10:20

You grow them in the same way as summer fruiting raspberries, so you cut the old canes down and tie in the new ones each year, which keeps them more or less under control.


fig tree

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 09:35

You don't like figs????????   Send them here .... pleeeeeeeeeeeease

polyanthes tuberosa

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 08:21

Have you seen this?

However, no one's added any reviews


Posted: 20/01/2016 at 07:29

  Think most jobs at the BBC are handed out here

It's where tv execs seem to spend most of their time  ..... either there or here    - you can't cross the street without having to dodge a Bentley with a BBC number plate. 


Posted: 20/01/2016 at 07:17

Good morning all  - glad things seem to be improving for all of you

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