Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Pumpkin flowers

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 14:30

Yes, don't leave all the flowers on - remove them to let the plant concentrate on the fruit you've got as it's now getting late in the season.

You can use the flowers for cooking, either like this or stuffed like courgette flowers.


Island beds - are they a bit twee or retro?

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 13:30
TetleyT wrote (see)
.....  Dove: I might "draw" round the tree and just turn the turf over, compost over the top and not plant. Love the pictures, that looks like a grand day out and not that far from me. .....

Whereabouts are you Tetley ........ approximately?  I'm from down that way and so is Wonky

william red hydrangea

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 13:25

Jayne, can you post us a photograph please?

Click on the green tree icon and follow instructions

Dying Rowan Tree

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 13:01

 Could you get one of these portable stump grinders into the garden?

The dimensions are given


Posted: 01/09/2015 at 12:48

Hello folks - car delivered to garage, I went with it as I'd not used that garage before, and then I got a cab back.  Now I have to wait until they've had a look ...

Families eh?   Except for me and Wonky of course ((hugs)), and of course son and a few others

Indoor Olive Tree

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 10:56

I think you're right Jo.  I'd have it outside in all but the hardest weather - as long as the potting medium is gritty and free-draining, and it's not watered in the winter they're fine outside in a sheltered spot.

They can cope with cold as long as their roots are not wet.

I would bubble-wrap the pot for the winter.


Posted: 01/09/2015 at 10:47

Hosta ((hugs)) ouch  

But it's as well to know these things so we can take as many preventative measures as possible ..... Kettle's on



Cabbage whites

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 10:25

Had the eggs been laid before the netting was erected? 

I went over every broccoli leaf, back and front, removing butterfly eggs, before I put the netting up.

Dying Rowan Tree

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 10:17

Hi Allybee

It sounds as if your rowans are coming to the end of their life.  They're not long-lived trees

Green garlic

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 10:09

Green garlic usually means that it's immature.  Absolutely fine to eat and regarded as something a bit special (lots of recipes online) but it's unlikely to store well.

Did you harvest it too soon?  When was it planted?

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