Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Help! Uneven weedy unloved garden

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 18:38

Yes ... dig it over, pulling out the roots as you go. 

Cucumbers leaves going yellow and crumbly

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 18:35

They're old leaves, they will deteriorate -possibly a bit of sunscorch and other weather damage will accentuate the aging.  As long as there are plenty of healthy new leaves there's nothing to worry about.

Last edited: 14 June 2017 18:36:23

Honey bees chimney

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 17:20

Newboy has given you a link to the British Beekeepers Assoc.

Click on the link and you will find help and advice to deal with a swarm of bees. 

Chicken manure pellets

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 16:51

I agree with Lyn ... use chicken pellets for leafy growth especially in the veg patch.  Tomato fertiliser will encourage flowering. 

sticky problem with house plant

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 16:49

Look at the link Guybrush posted about scale insects and choose your method of eradication.

If you don't get rid of them you'll lose your plant because it will become weaker and weaker. 


Posted: 14/06/2017 at 16:36

Electric grass scarifiers

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 16:06

We've got this one 

We're really pleased with it.   

It rakes well, and with a change of  'head' it scarifies ... as with Pete's it doesn't really aerate deeply, but it's still really good value for money and has improved our lawn immeasurably since we got it. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 13:42

It may seem flippant ... but frightened children separated from their families can gain a lot of comfort from a cuddly toy.  

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 13:21

Places accepting donations:

Rugby Portobello Trust in Walmer Road
Latimer Centre in Freston Road.

They are accepting donations of provisions such as food, drinks, clothes and toiletries.

The Rugby Portabello Trust has also set up an Amazon Wishlist of items 

and there's a Just Giving page to provide ongoing support to those who have lost everything 


Posted: 14/06/2017 at 13:00

This may be of interest 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

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A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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New situation ... ? 
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The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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