Latest posts by Dovefromabove

solanum crispum

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 15:56

You can cut it hard back - it'll grow again from the base - and then tie it in as it grows, don't wait until the branches have become stiff and unwieldy

Camera Corner

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 15:52


I went for a walk across the marshes today - so glad I took my camera









 And, there I was, sitting on the river bank ............ and along came these two handsome chaps


 Guess what happened next? .............................. It's a good job I like labradors! LOL


Posted: 11/11/2015 at 15:39
KEF wrote (see)

Hi all just saying Hello 

Pdoc I've been to your house and it isn't easy to tell whose windows are whose. Maybe you neighbour has annoyed some one else and it was meant for him not you

We once came home from holiday and neighbour had washed egg from our bay window with the hose pipe   turned out the lad next door had dumped his girlfriend and she'd enlisted friends  who bombed the wrong house .

So pathetic .......

That sounds like a very likely explanation KEF

solanum crispum

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 15:33

Hi Karen

It's a scrambling type of climber, and needs support such as being tied into a trellis or wires on the fence.  It's not like a honeysuckle that twines or an ivy that clings.  


Posted: 11/11/2015 at 14:20

Dozed on the bed, woke and listened to the Archers (Rob Titchener assassination squad anyone???)

Feeling more myself now - going into the kitchen to make red onion soda bread and pea and ham soup for supper ...


Posted: 11/11/2015 at 13:16
Verdun wrote (see)

That's a tricky one Punkdoc.    Been down that road so many, many times and offen to the point of downright stupidity.  You could retaliate....satisfying though it is.....but where will it end?  Revenge is a dish best served cold and,,boy,,have I done this too......but unless it's the knockout blow it still serves little purpose.  Still worth a visit to  this guy though...... a calm but serious, considered, temper under control,  less is more warning. can't believe I've suggested such moderation  but it is the way to go......

But make sure you take an independent witness with you, and have your phone on record, otherwise you'll be accused of all sorts!

  I've probably overdone it   Had a lovely walk across the marshes in beautiful sunshine - I took my camera so I'll have a look and see if the pics are any good.  When I got back I realised I needed to shake the fallen leaves off the netting over the pond, so I did that and then started raking them up ........ and carried on raking them up ........... then I planted the tulip bulbs ........... now I'm all hot and sweaty and flolloped on the sofa

Yvie -poor you ((hugs)) take care of those aches and bruises - have you got some arnica?


Posted: 11/11/2015 at 10:37

Pdoc - revenge is a dish best tasted cold .............. tell the police and take dated photos!

Bradley Seedling Apple Tree

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 10:25

According to this site

Worcester Pearmain ought to pollinate a Bramley's Seedling so it shouldn't be a pollination problem.


Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 09:25

If you click on your name in the top right hand corner of the page, then click on My Messages that should take you to the page to send Private Messages. 

Just make sure you type the person's name exactly as they spell it.

Flies from potting compost?

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 08:40

Sounds like fungus gnats - hang a sticky strip neaby to catch them and top the compost in the pots with grit to stop the adults laying eggs in the top layer of compost - also keep the compost fairly dry, water from the bottom if possible.  That shoud cure the problem.

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