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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Rocket problem

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 08:16

I'd sow some more direct into the garden as well - I find that rocket is best sown successionally at 6 week intervals throughout spring and early summer.  


Posted: 14/04/2014 at 08:15

Verdun, looks like Cornwall may be in for a good summer if the cetaceans are arriving this early!  I suppose the sea didn't cool down too much over the winter. 

Laying turf over old turf?

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 08:09

If you can bear to be without a lawn for a ittle while, it's much  cheaper to do it with seed - by the time baby is running about you can have a lovely soft green sward.  

But good luck, whichever method you choose and keep us posted - we've all been there! 


Posted: 14/04/2014 at 07:50

Hi Lily - yes I'm fine - need another coffee tho ....

Pebble boarder despair.

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 07:49

I wondered that too 


Posted: 14/04/2014 at 07:23

KEF, google for your local Metal Detector Enthusiasts club - they'll sometimes come out and do a search (for a donation to funds or similar). 

Magnolia seems to be sick -- please help

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 07:20

 I don't think the magnolia is in a container - I've zoomed in on the picture and it looks to be planted in the soil and then surrounded by a mulch of large pebbles.  

How long has it been there and has it always flowers in previous years?

How often is it fed and what with? 


Garden beds

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 07:12

I would dig compost and well rotted farmyard manure (also available in bags from the garden centre) into the flower beds so that the whole bed is of an even quality and hopefully you will then have at least a foot to 18" deep of good garden soil.

 If you just put compost into holes and then plant something there, the roots won't spread out into the surrounding soil.  

Pebble boarder despair.

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 07:04

How big are these pebbles?

Can you post us a picture of the pebbles and the border?


To post a pic you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar at the top of where you type your post, and then follow the instructions. 


Posted: 14/04/2014 at 07:02

Good morning Clari  

My OH is still in the Land of Nod too - I suppose I shall have to make my second coffee myself 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

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ID please

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Does anyone recognise this? 
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Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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