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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Runner bean root disease?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 18:45

Runner bean roots grow quite bulky and tuberous, with lots of little tiny fibrous roots - like the ones pictured on this blog .  If yours looked something like that they were perfectly normal 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 17:18

Your say has made 6 posts, only one of them about gardening and that one is rambling and incoherent, the others are mainly unpleasant or confused - I think that's all that needs to be said really.

Not worth bothering about - David - you reputation goes before you.  Ignore. 

pussy willow cuttings

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 17:14

When I was a child living on the farm, Pa told us that one of the wild duck's nests was falling into the big pond in the farmyard.  I rushed out with some pussy willow twigs that had been in a vase in the dining room, with some daffodills - Pa stuck them into the pond bank and propped up the nest and made it secure.  The duck hatched her brood, the pussy willow rooted and some 50 years on there's still a large pussy willow growing on the bank of the pond.

Nut's method will work, or you can just stick them in some damp soil and just make sure it doesn't dry out.  This time next year they will have rooted and will be putting out little shoots. 

Fig Tree

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 14:09

I'm sure Alan will agree that Reads Nursery are very helpful, so if you need advice re the root control bags you could email them 


Posted: 05/03/2014 at 13:56

Mine is still under it's forcing pot - I've had one picking from it already last week - I'll probably not take the forcing pot off until mid April but I'll probably take the lid off and leave it off next time I pick a few stalks - depending of course on the weather.


Fig Tree

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 13:26

Root control bags are an easy way to control the roots of figs when planted in the ground.


Posted: 05/03/2014 at 13:18

Hello Bill  Yes Pa was in the RAF, but his youngest brother Richard was in the RCAF 408 Squadron - sadly lost over Hamburg 30 July 1944 


Posted: 05/03/2014 at 10:12

I can see another sweet pea seedling emerging - that's two so far 

Crocks for ....

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 10:02

I only use one or two pieces of curved broken terracotta pot, placed over the drainage hole/s in the pot, like a little bridge, to keep the hole clear of compost so that it drains freely - that's how my granny's gardener showed me how to do it.  That way the pot drains free from surplus water, but loam-based compost doesn't get washed out of the holes. 

It's not really needed with more fibrous compost. 

Angry as all Hell

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 09:14

Jeannie, check your PMs and email - Daniel's going to get in touch with you re you PM problem. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

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ID please

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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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