Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 13:33

The neighbour who was using power tools most of  yesterday has been using them again since 9.30 this morning.  It's way too hot to have the doors and windows shut.

I wouldn't dream of saying anything to them ... understand that they probably have no time other than weekends to do whatever it is they're doing.  Please forgive me if I have a teeny whinge on here.   I'm trying very hard not to let it get under my skin and spoil my day   

Carrion / corpse plant

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 13:27

I'm afraid that there's a glitch with uploading photos this weekend ... hopefully the tech team will sort it tomorrow.

In the meantime you could upload you photos to a photo-hosting website and then post a link on here. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 12:58

Hope there's a nice breeze down your way Hosta 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 12:56

Me too Pdoc 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 12:29

Joyce ... you must've needed it ....... glad you got it   I'm sure Hosta doesn't really mind 

TREE - Laburnum x watereri 'Vossii

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 12:25
Bry,s says:

Vey interesting talks on laburnum . I googled laburnum and it showed two varieties one none poisonous foolishly I did not take down the name of that variety. And now can no longer bring it up again .

See original post

 There is a variety which is almost sterile and therefore doesn't produce many seeds ... some poisoning cases have been the result of children mistaking the pods full of seeds for peas and eating them.  

However, as Steve says, this does not prevent the rest of the plant being toxic. 

If you're looking for a yellow flowered garden tree you could consider the Mount Etna Broom  Genista eitnensis 

and the Pineapple Broom Cytisus battandieri 

Two absolutely gorgeous trees. 

Corkscrew hazel - diseases

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 12:06

Clara ... it is a type of scale insect ... the white powder is eggs 

Can anyone identify this plant

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 11:17

Can anyone identify this plant

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 10:34

Darren, unfortunately the site has a glitch and photos aren't uploading ... hopefully the tech team will be able to sort it tomorrow.

In the meantime one work around is to upload your photos to a photo hosting website and then post the link on here. 

Tomato blossom end rot

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 10:06

Some varieties seem more prone to it than others ... it's a reaction to inconsistent amounts of watering ... I find it best  to allow the compost to dry out and then give it a really good soak, as advocated by Italophile on this forum a few years back.

I only water when the leaves begin to flag - I sometimes only water my toms twice a week.  

I  have over 20 outdoor tomato plants in pots most years and only rarely are any fruit affected by BER.

It's not something that will spread from plant to plant. 

Last edited: 18 June 2017 10:07:20

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