London (change)
Today 17°C / 10°C
Tomorrow 15°C / 8°C

Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

petrol strimmers

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 06:30

AWB - check out the post from Evil Homer on this site before filling the petrol tank  http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/titan-petrol-2-1-hedge-grass-strimmer-59-99-screwfix-1966446 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 20:47

Lily  I don't remember getting an email from you lately - I would have answered it I'm sure ... 

I shall check ................. 

Pics of bargain plants yesterday, I hope.

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 20:45

Think it depends on your software ............. 

Hope Zoomer's not getting a rush of blood to the head 

Pics of bargain plants yesterday, I hope.

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 20:08

Great pics - and when I click on them they turn themselves the right way up 

And some serious bargains there too!!!

Nasturtiums

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 20:06
artjak wrote (see)

Dove, do you have to cook them at all? ...and I'm sure it can't be half a century

Nope - some people might say brine them first, but given that you're only going to be picking a few each day that seems impossibly fiddly - I just gather a handful and take them into the kitchen and pop them in the jar.  

And given that I've been doing it since I was 5 or 6, it's definitely more than half a century 

Nasturtiums

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 18:20

I've been doing it ever since I was a small child so that makes over half a century!

Just a jam jar of vinegar (I use cider vinegar nowadays) and pop the seeds in when they're the size of peas - just keep adding them as they're ready. 

What if you rant about your neighbour and

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 18:10

Our neighbours at the back  warned us they are swapping their big wooden climbing frame fort for their cousins' trampoline - but if it takes Daddy as long to erect the trampoline as it's taking him to take down the climbing frame, it'll be Christmas before the boys get to bounce on it 

The changing colour of Hydrangeas

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 17:57

Everything's been a bit early this year - my cyclamen hederafolium are blooming already.

And you've had them blooming for a month - that sounds like good value to me - I can't think of many shrubs that stay in bloom for a month. 

Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 17:54

If you use the right sort, it's supposed to set pretty hard, but of course, there's no accounting for tastes or teeth!  It's what the builders use nowadays to fill around replacement windows and pipework, so it ought to be pretty tough.  

I've read a tip on the internet which says to stop rodents put wire wool inside the hole before filling with the expanding foam.

 

hibiscus

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 17:44

Although they like well-drained soil they're quite thirsty, especially at flowering time, so don't forget to water in the summer 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
Replies: 12    Views: 242
Last Post: Yesterday at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
Replies: 4    Views: 163
Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
Replies: 27    Views: 584
Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
Replies: 12    Views: 317
Last Post: 21/05/2015 at 09:32

Neonicontinoids

Do bees become addicted? 
Replies: 1    Views: 166
Last Post: 30/04/2015 at 15:24

Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
Replies: 25    Views: 564
Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 08:19

Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
Replies: 2    Views: 298
Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 15:22

First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
Replies: 9    Views: 387
Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 11:10

The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
Replies: 1    Views: 219
Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 10:48

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
Replies: 8    Views: 342
Last Post: 23/02/2015 at 11:25

Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
Replies: 0    Views: 254
Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 10:20

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
Replies: 9    Views: 505
Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27

Galanthophiles

Please help me choose 
Replies: 11    Views: 495
Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
Replies: 3    Views: 407
Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
Replies: 37    Views: 1856
Last Post: 01/01/2015 at 18:00
1 to 15 of 112 threads