Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Should i reduce the tops on my potatoes?

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 10:20

No - leave the leaves alone... the leaves are the factory of the plant, producing the sugars/starch which are needed to form the potatoes.

Have you been earthing the potatoes up?

On my willow tree

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 10:17

It's a tree ... trees have the occasional discoloured leaf for a variety of reasons ... I don't worry about the odd few ... only if the ground beneath the tree starts getting covered with them as if it was autumn. 

Especially don't worry about a willow ....... willows are as tough as old boots - with the exception of that pink leaved 'Flamingo' which I think is an aberration (sorry to those of you who like it ).

On my willow tree

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 09:53

Those look like ladybird eggs  ....... don't destroy them.  The larvae will hatch out and eat your aphids ... that's why the ladybirds have laid them there 

Plant varieties mentioned on Gardners' World

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 09:25

I have no idea ... you'll have to ask them ... this forum is part of the Gardeners' World Magazine website and not part of the BBC TV programme.  

In the past I've not found it too difficult to jot down the name of something I've wanted to when watching the programme ... if I don't quite catch the name I 'watch again' or iPlayer or online. 

Bottomless Pot to contain Mint?

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 07:59
Iamweedy says:

I would wan't to keep the bottom of the pot firmly in place so the mint roots don't escape. It is a menace. 

See original post

 Mint won't spread out of the bottom of a big pot ... the runners spread over the ground surface, not deep down,  and as long as you keep them from spreading over the edge of the pot they can't put down roots outside the pot.  

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 07:56

Morning Joyce   It's improving thanks ... I can hobble about without the zimmer, as long as I've got my big black boot on.

Plant varieties mentioned on Gardners' World

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 07:53

You can watch the programmes again here or email the programme via the 'Get in touch' link towards the bottom of that page. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 07:46

Good morning all 

I'm here on the sofa with books, phone, etc and a bowl of muesli and yoghurt.  

DD ... I'd woken up early and thought I'd peek out of the window to see if the muntjac was about ... then of course I was wide awake so just thought I'd look and see who else was awake ... don't worry, I went back to sleep and didn't wake again until 6.30 when OH's alarm went off.  

Clari ... I'd surround that pond with a large bed of grasses, and low growing leafy perennials that will provide lots of cover for frogs to sit near the pond and contemplate the meaning of life ... that's what ours do.  

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 04:46


Bottomless Pot to contain Mint?

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 23:01

You want a bottomless pot to contain mint?  Get your oldest secateurs and cut the bottom out of a plastic tomato pot or bucket. That's what I do. 

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