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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Fluffy white stuff on my crab apple and wilted leaves - help!

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 08:06

Woolly aphids - keep an eye open for flocks of long-tailed tits - they love it

Swallows nest

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 08:05

Exactly - otherwise they'd all hatch out on different days. 

Owls and raptors start brooding the eggs right from the beginning, and the eggs hatch in sequence - this way if food is scarce the youngest ones don't get any and the older ones do and at least some survive (even if they have to eat their younger siblings - as seen on Springwatch).

However, most other birds (and chickens, ducks, geese etc) lay a whole clutch of eggs and then start brooding - the eggs all hatch within a 24 hour period and the little ones are all at the same stage together.

My Runner Beans Keep Dying HELP !!

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 07:59

What sort of drainage have you got in the bath?  Just the plughole?  I know runner beans like damp soil, but they don't like to be in a bog.

Unidentified cherry pest

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 07:56

Don't know if it's notifiable - this is interesting

I think I would email DEFRA and see what they have to say on the matter.

Schizophrenic garden soil

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 07:50

Most of central Suffolk is a mixture of clay and chalk - some of the most productive and high value agricultural land in the country - just apply lots and lots of manure and get the worms working - as well as  almost everything else being perfectly happy there, roses will love it

Plant DNA

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 07:47
aka psuedonym wrote (see)

Thank you all those who have replied - I thought it'd be better than google!


We are - much much better than Google

Cabbage sadness

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 07:43

That is a fabulous cabbage - much better than mine - a veritable cabbage to be proud of!!!  It looks perfect to me - summer cabbages tend to be a bit looser than winter ones, I find (that's if they heart up at all )  I'm actually quite envious ...


Posted: 11/07/2015 at 07:40

Good morning all   Walll to wall blue skies here, bright sunshine and nearly 18C so far .... just had to rescue a solitary bee from the window and take it back out into the garden. 

Hello OL

Bon voyage Pdoc - if they get poorly it'll be their own fault, they should have worn their vests!!!  That's what Ma would say   Looking forward to the photos

Cabbage sadness

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 21:16

Noooooo!!!!!  Cut your cabbage, separate the leaves, cut out any chewed bits and shred the leaves and put in a bowl of cold water with a dessertspoonful of salt in it and leave for half an hour, rinse and cook.

Generatiions of gardeners/cooks have been doing it for years - my grandmother did it, your grandmother did it, and their grandmothers before them.

It'll be fine - be proud of your first cabbage and enjoy it

Allett Classic

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 20:42

Has anyone modified the fuel line? 

Or could you or do you know someone capable who could modify it and fit a tap - you can buy them online - just put

In Line Fuel On/Off Tap lawnmower into google.

Perhaps others will think that's a bit dangerous but it's what my Pa would have done, but he was very good at those things.

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Winter container display

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Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Monday 27th July 
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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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