Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Jeyes fluid

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 15:24

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 14:36

I've just dug up some C. hederifolium for you - they're in the boot - don't let me take them home

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 14:19

Is 11.30am in the car park then?


Posted: 17/02/2016 at 12:55

Hello folks!    Back from tennis - pea soup and toast eaten - now I'll flollop for a few minutes and see what you lot've been up to, then I'll have a shower then make some Snake & Pigmy pies.

If only politicians of all parties would be honest with the electorate about how much it would cost to have the public services we want - instead they try to pretend that we can have it all without paying for it, then blame the medics, social workers and teachers when they can't work 24/7 365 days a year

Rant over

Wild garlic

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 12:39

  How will mowing spread them?  True the bulbs will multiply as with most bulbs, but if the tops are mowed thus preventing seed development then the seeds won't spread, and continual repeated mowing stopping the leaves from growing to any size will weaken the bulbs.

It worked for Ma - they stayed there, but they didn't get any worse. 

Jeyes fluid

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 10:51

Jimmy, he probably used DDT too, just as my mother and grandmother did in their gardens - that doesn't mean we should.

As for cats, Steve the Gardening Vet wrote  ...

Steve J wrote (see)

It seems, like anti-freeze, to be both palatable and toxic to cats.

And while aviary birds may not be adversely affected, the important micro-organisms in our soil are damaged by it's use.

However, as it's not illegal to use it my post contains the information bulkerb asked for, as well as my views on its use. 

In this household it's used to disinfect drains - and that's all.



Wild garlic

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 10:41

I'd just keep mowing the lawn - it won't get rid of it but it'll keep it under control - lovely oniony smell while you're mowing of course. 


Posted: 17/02/2016 at 10:38

Lyn ((hugs))

Bushman   Good to see you - a bit hectic here today (in a retired sort of way) - washing in the machine and I'm off to tennis, leaving OH to hang it out on the line if the sun stays out. 

Have a good drive GWRS

mould on germinating seeds

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 08:45

MPC = multi-purpose compost - I put it through a garden sieve for all but the largest seeds.


Posted: 17/02/2016 at 08:42

Good morning Pdoc  

I daren't start just yet - I'm going for the beginning of March - but I will finish going through the seed tins after tennis today - you're right, it's getting exciting

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