Latest posts by Dovefromabove

aisian foods

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 16:49

Oriental leafy veg definitely benefit from being sown after the longest day - I tried Pak Choy several times without success - they just bolted.  Then after researching online I made a sowing in July - success!

I like some of the leafy mustards too - especially the red leaved ones - they look good in the garden as well as being great in a salad or stirfry.

Of course, if any of them do bolt, you can still use the chopped up stem and flowers in a stirfry - very tasty

Dampening off disease

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 16:41

 Pricked mine out into modules today - planted them nice and deep so they're not long and lanky any more

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 16:23

You should have shouted Hosta - I'd have made you a mug of cuppasoup

Dampening off disease

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 16:21

They look absolutely fine to me - they're just leaning towards the light.  I've been turning mine around twice a day to get them to grow straight. 

sycamore seedlings

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 15:29

Just run the lawnmower over them.  The seedlings won't grow after you've chopped their tops off.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 15:15

Lyn ((hugs))

It's a shame that it's taken so long - but please accept plenty of help - that way you can enjoy the time you have left with your father and not have to be his fulltime carer too

Unknown plant help

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 15:12

I like it - it's very useful to provide a bit of colour in the shade.

If it's happy there it's possibly not quite the right place for a rose?  Scarlet Queen Elizabeth is a floribunda - they'll put up  with a little shade, but will do much better in a sunny spot.

Few Id's please

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 14:58

Yes, Honesty is much happier if you just throw some seeds in a corner of the garden and leave them to it

Few Id's please

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 14:37

Don't know which euphorbias you've got - someone else will probably know.

I'll do the easy one - the lovely lilac flower is purple Honesty Lunaria annua - the one that has the lovely circular  transparent seedheads in the autumn

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 14:32

Pdoc - what a lovely garden you must have ... a pair of dippers and a song thrush family on its way - very very envious.

I've just spent a lovely couple of hours pricking out the tomatoes and cosmos seedlings, taking salvia cuttings and sowing sweetcorn and pattypan squashes. 

The tomatoes and cosmos are in the little greenhouse - will I be brave enough to leave them out there overnight, or shall I bring them in and put them on the dining table overnight  ?  ..................... just checked the Met Office website - I'll bring them indoors for the next few nights - the temp's going to drop to 1C tomorrow night - then things are going to be a bit milder after that. 

I also pulled nearly 2.5 kilos of rhubarb from my one plant  - and I still left one third on the plant ... it's in a big dish in the oven with some sugar and covered with foil.  Some of it will be for breakfasts next week, and some will go into a Rhubarb and Custard Cake

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