Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Unexpected Find in Growing in Grass in the back garden

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 11:55

Leave the area uncut and don't use fertiliser or weedkiller etc ..... they often multiply really well if the conditions are right 

Chives have flowered

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 11:51

I leave the flowers for the bees and pick some for salads, but as soon as they start to become dry and papery I cut the chives back to get fresh growth ... otherwise the chives turn tough and unpleasant to eat.  

It also helps encourage the chives to multiply by forming offset  'bulbs' rather than letting them produce seeds. 

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 11:47
Muddle-Up says:

My fried - human ...........

See original post

 You have a fried human???  ........ Tasty???    

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 11:42

Bless CalMac 

A bit of excitement here ... two beekeepers are attempting to take a swarm which has taken up residence in a small conifer on the rock garden at the house opposite ... OH and I have had a look from the window ... it seems that the swarm haven't really settled ... one of the beekeepers has been on the phone a lot ... summoning reinforcements?  ... frustratingly I can't see it from the sofa as my Clematis Freckles is in the way ... but I can't stand at the window for long, even with a zimmer ... 

Chives have flowered

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 11:25

Yes, as Pansy says, cut them right down, give them a good watering and they'll regrow. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 09:49

Hi Ruby and welcome 

Try clicking on Followed Threads ... that should take you to threads that you've posted on.  If that doesn't work give us a shout 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 09:36  

A good chicken run is a wonderful thing Clari .......... let's have a look ... which one do you fancy? 

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 07:51

Morning all 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 07:49

Morning all   Overcast here but still dry. We have lots of broad beans ready ... Must send OH out to pick them before the wet weather arrives

Away for weekend, came back to multitude of ill plants

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 07:35

Deadhead the cosmos give it a good soaking and when it perks up feed with tomato food. 

The marjoram is also suffering from drought. Put the pot in a container of water for a couple of hours then allow to drain well. If the leaves don't perk up cut them back. Im pretty sure it will recover. 

your canna has been nibbled by a slug or snail. So has mine. Inspect nightly.  The same with the nicotiana    Slug pubs and surrounding with grit also help. 

Sweet peas are hardy so won't be troubled by cold but they will be affected by drought. give them a good soak. 

What sort of compost are they growing in? If it's ordinary multi purpose can dry out quickly. 

I can't see the acer clearly enough to see the problem. 

If you have to leave them again can you move them into the shade?

hope your parent is better soon. 

Last edited: 05 June 2017 07:39:54

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