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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Saving bird eye chilli seeds

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 07:03

Hi Nicola   My thinking is that the seeds aren't ripe - to save seeds the fruit needs to ripen on the plant - chillies bought from the supermarket won't be as ripe as those grown specifically for seed.  You'd be better off buying a pack of seed - sorry  - don't want to sound discouraging.  Maybe someone else will come along later with some other ideas.

Avacado tree trunk turning black

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 06:49

Hi Jade  telll us a bit more about your avocado - where does it live and what sort of compost is it in?


Posted: 08/10/2013 at 06:48

Good morning all   Thanks Stargaze lily - that's certainly made life easier this morning   Hope you got some sleep eventually!  Or put the time to good use - rubbish tv and ironing ??? 

shady veg plot

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 22:25

Our last garden was north facing and also shaded by neighbouring houses and trees.  We grew runner beans, french beans, Swiss chard, carrots, strawberries and courgettes successfully.  

Good luck 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 22:17

Hello folks!  Had a late visit to say goodbye to a young lady in her supported living - she'd got me a retirement present - Nat. Garden Centre Vouchers!  Bless her, she wants me to plant something in my garden to remind me of her - I gave her the choice of a pink rose or a purple clematis (she used to be keen on pink but now she's growing up she's redesigning her bedroom in purple)  She decided I should spend the vouchers on a purple clematis - that's my Daniel Deronda for the front garden paid for then - Bless her 


Posted: 07/10/2013 at 06:52


Twisted Yellow Thing

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 06:41

A possibility?

 Not bright yellow, but yellowish cyclamen seed stems?

Mares Tail

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 06:33

There's a recent discussion about Mare's tail here .

 I can't advise whether it's safe to use herbicides when pregnant - I would say that for peace of mind it would be best for someone else to take on weedkilling duty and for her to stay away from the marestail until the chemical had dried on the plant.

The second plant - is it Euphorbia lathyris (Caper Spurge)?

 If so, it's fine if left alone, but the milky white sap can cause burns to the skin and would be very painful if it got in your eyes.

Or is it not this one?


Posted: 07/10/2013 at 06:11

Good morning all - glad you posted late - meant I could find this thread without scrolling back too far 

Kitchen Spam has been reported 

Still a bit snotty and coughy but I shall have to go back to work today, I've got Thursday and Friday booked as leave, and if I don't go in to the office soon I won't be there long enough to clear my desk 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 21:05

OH has just brought me a bow of raspberries from the garden and vanilla icecream - then I'm going to bed 'cos I must go to work tomorrow - sweet dreams everyone  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Planning planting combinations

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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

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Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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Growing Mushrooms

Has anyone done it on purpose? 
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