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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Potato flowers

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 09:08

 No problems Buddyboy - I'm glad you stuck around so we could get it sorted 

Potato flowers

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 08:52

 I had no idea that you had misunderstood me, you should've said.

There are loads of posts on the forum referring to Nutcutlet as Nut and it's absolutely not in my nature to make personal attacks.

Hope we can all be friends. 


Posted: 09/06/2014 at 08:44

I think Verdun always has first Dibs on it   I was talking to a chap from the West Country the other day who was complaining about what awful weather they have down there for gardening - makes me think that either Verdun has rose-tinted specs or has organised his own special micro-climate 


Posted: 09/06/2014 at 08:31
KEF wrote (see)

Dove I love mini cumbers, looks like a lot of Greek salad at your house in the summer

Sounds good to me 

Hope w**k goes well for everyone - keep smiling - it'll soon be the weekend 

It's turned a bit overcast here - first load of washing going out - extra this week 'cos of guest.


new member just joined

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 06:54

Hi Kevin - Andy's Records was a great East Anglian institution - sadly no more, but The Beat Goes On online 


Posted: 09/06/2014 at 06:50

Good morning Fg, Lesley and Mrs G   More coffee needed Mrs G? 

climbing rose problem

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 06:48

Hi Lindylou 

Great advice from Hortum.  You might find this video helpful - I think it's sometimes good to see someone doing it 

Ground cover roses

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 06:29

I think the pegging is just a technique to encourage what would otherwise be lax an low growing roses to work as groundcover.  My understanding is that you leave the pegs there. Wire coat hangers seem a good idea - or plastic tent pegs?


Posted: 09/06/2014 at 06:27

Good morning all - lovely gardens Nut 

The storms didn't happen, today has dawned sunny and bright but there are clouds in the west - perhaps we'll get some rain later but I should get a chance to finish potting on the toms - they all got a bit lanky so now they're buried up to their necks! 

I've also been given two patio cucumber plants - never grown them before but I'm going to put them into big tomato pots and grow them up some plastic frames that  I used for the butternut squashes the other year.



Posted: 08/06/2014 at 20:00

Hello folks! I'm bushed - I've been in the garden all day apart from when I took friend back to the railway station - I've been potting the tomatoes into their final big pots - somehow I have 25 outdoor tomato plants - I was going to cut down on the number of toms this year this year - somehow I've got more than ever and I've given a load away 

I've still got some other plants to pot up but I've put them back in the mini-greenhouse for the night - there's black clouds in the west and thunder rumbling around.

I've got three trays of seedlings that I've got absolutely no room for in the greenhouse, so they're under the table on the terrace just in case we get a horrendous downpour that would bash them about, they'll have a little bit of protection under the table 

We'd got a piece of lamb shoulder for supper this evening, but it's been too hot to cook anything and almost too hot to eat ... 29.1C in the shade this afternoon - OH has had a tuna salad and I've had lots of cold sparkling water and a few spicy tortilla chips - that's enough. 

I'll cook the lamb tomorrow.

A long cold drink anyone? 

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