Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Is my chilli (Apache) plant too tall?

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 19:05

Snap Bob! 

Is my chilli (Apache) plant too tall?

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 19:04

It's well grown for this time of year but that's all to the good.  Mine usually get to around that size later on.  I wouldn't worry about it, the more flowers and fruit the better - I get loads from mine in a good year.

I feed mine with tomato fertiliser every couple of weeks once they start setting fruit.

Looks like you're doing fine 

Referendum, Doesn't it make you spit!!

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 18:15
Liriodendron says:

... I'm afraid I'm a bit suspicious of people who've made up their minds based on "gut feeling" alone.

See original post

 Indeed Liri - I find that it's better to use my brain for thinking; my intestines weren't designed for the job 

Gardeners world going to try an hour long

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 18:10


Where do you buy your plants?

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 17:59

Think it's been removed as it was intended to be for posting responses to website articles and it wasn't being used for that.

I think NoraGW can find a particular thread for us - you can send her a message 

Last edited: 19 June 2016 17:59:58


Posted: 19/06/2016 at 17:48

I'm in now, lots done out there    still lots to do but we're getting there.  When I was up at the GC I picked up three Nicotiana Sylvestris and I've popped them in the new Sunny Bed, they'll  give it some height 

As well as doing lots of gardening, there was also lots of sitting and looking and smelling the roses - OH has discovered that despite him 'not liking scented flowers 'cos they smell of talcum powder and air freshener' he likes the smell of our David Austin Rose 'Mayflower' -  he says it smells of Turkish Delight maybe that's because it's made with rose-water?

We also spent quite a while laying on our tums and watching the frogs and snails in the pond - the snails are doing a brilliant job of keeping the pondwater clear - no sign of any blanket-weed - well, not yet anyway, and there was plenty by this time last year.  

Shoulder of lamb has been roasted and is resting, local new potatoes are cooking and we'll also be having roasted new carrots (roasted around the lamb) and buttered spring cabbage with mint sauce from the garden and gravy.  

You've got fifteen minutes to get here ................ 

Referendum, Doesn't it make you spit!!

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 17:28

I phoned my GP surgery at 8.15 on Friday morning and had an appointment at 2.45 that afternoon - I was checked by a GP and passed on to the Practice Nurse who is qualified to prescribe and I came home with appropriate medication and am well on the mend now.  I think the NHS is wonderful - and if the rich paid their taxes instead of salting their money away in off-shore funds etc and if they also relied on the NHS rather than going private, it could be even better. 

Did anyone hear Priti Patel on Radio 4's Today programme the other day, back-tracking and going round and around in circles when  the interviewer challenged her to say what the Brexit 'team' would do with the £350m they claim (wrongly) goes to the EU each week - it was very revealing 


Posted: 19/06/2016 at 14:27
plant pauper says:

....... Mine's like the big green hairy grass monster meets big orange angry strimmer monster! 

 Mine too 

I've done the edges in the back garden as well now, and clambered onto the Shady Bank to pull 

L. Graham Thomas out of the ash tree and chop his most wandering tendrils off.  I must say the honeysuckles are doing extremely well - lots of growth and full of flowers - think the use of the soaker hose on the Shady Bank last summer is paying off 

Right, back out there ......... 

Mystery Plant

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 13:10

Can't do a real ID without seeing the stem and leaves, but my first thought is that it looks a bit like Sparaxis.


Posted: 19/06/2016 at 12:47

I think I'm on the mend now, so you won't be long PP, finger's crossed 

OH has mowed both 'lawns' and I've edged the front one and weeded the front border and driveway - had to lay on my tummy to get at the couch grass taking up residence among the herbaceous salvias 

It all looks much better now.

I've come in to make a lunch of asparagus, poached eggs and ailoli  - then I'll go back out to edge the back lawn and do some planting/pottering/pruning/deadheading.

Wonky - good idea, but I've got some borlotti bean seeds so I think I'll sow them direct and get some chard and other goodies in the runner bean patch - have a lovely afternoon. 

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