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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Can anyone identify this weed???

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 08:44

It will help to confirm IDs when we get some flowers 

Flea Beetles / Arugula

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 08:40

If I have insects on salad leaves I leave them to soak in some cold salty water for a few minutes, then rinse well and drain.  I don't think that soaking for up to 5 mins will leach out significant amounts of vitamins - just don't cut the leaves up before soaking.  

apple tree

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 08:36

A photograph would be really helpful.  Also more information about how and where it is planted etc. 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 08:35

Nadger the badger - I think a photograph would be helpful - to post a pic on here you click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions. 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 08:31

OL, if you can zoom in on the plant pic, the label says it's Alyssum saxatile 'Summit'. 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 08:28

Don't forget to take the fleece off during the daytime otherwise you're creating perfect conditions for fungal problems to develop 

Transplanting raspberry bushes

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 07:57

Yes, canes are another name for the raspberry 'stalks'.

I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get your fruit - raspberries are my favourites 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 07:55

 Here you are Clari 


Transplanting raspberry bushes

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 07:50

If you move after you've had the fruit then it will be fine to move it.

If you move before the fruit is ready then you can move it, but must be prepared to lose this year's crop.  Before moving it I would cut the canes right down short.



Posted: 30/04/2014 at 07:48

I'm not going to worry about my raspberries - after all they grow well in Scotland and they have much later frosts up there so I'm presuming they'll cope.  Blackberries should also be ok. 

I'm going to fleece my figs and gooseberries as they've formed fruit.  

Beetroot are frost hardy so they'll be ok.

Cover your potatoes with layers of newspaper, tucking it in around the rims of the containers. 

Peas and beans - I'd try to fleece them if you can - but don't panic - as you say you're in South London where it is generally milder so hopefully the frost won't be too bad - and if you do lose a few flowers more will develop.

That's what I would do - good luck 

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