Latest posts by Dovefromabove

help needed to identify weed/grass please

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 17:01

If I've got pics on my mobile phone, I email them to myself, download and save the pics onto my laptop and then upload them onto here using the green tree icon in the toolbar 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 16:09

I've just been laying on the grass on my tummy with my nose just above the surface of the pond - think we've got dragonfly larvae as well 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 15:39

They're gorgeous  but they'd probably eat my tadpoles 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 15:37

Are you posting on a laptop/pc?  Some phones/tablets don't show the toolbar 

Failed Sweetcorn

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 15:35

How have you been germinating them - in a heated propagator?  It's been a bit too cool for them to germinate without. 

Sweetcorn needs a constant minimum temperature of 16C to germinate

I'd have another go when the weather warms up if you don't have a heated propagator.

Good luck 

Red menace

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 14:41

It will be algae - try adding some Barley Straw extract - it will keep the water clear, but you need a certain amount of algae on the stones etc - that's what all the little critters eat 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 14:39

How big are they Clari!!!


More identifying...

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 14:07

The last one's what it says on the label - Dorinicum (Leopard's Bane).

No. 3 is a saxifrage 

Not sure about the others - it'll be easier when the flowers come out. 

French blue lake sowing

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 13:09

I've not grown Blue Lake, but this site says wait until all danger of frost has passed

I'm growing Buerre de Rocquencourt wax beans this year as well as runners, and I understand that the BdeR are happy with cool nights, so I'll sow them soon - but leave the runners until later in May.  I'll direct sow the wax beans - not sure whether I'll start the runners off in the mini greenhouse or direct sow - it'll depend on how the weather is after the cold snap of this weekend. 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 12:54

It's a great timewaster Verdun 

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