Latest posts by Dovefromabove

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Posted: 01/04/2017 at 13:45


I'm glad to hear you're not a keen gardener ...... if you were this news would be soul destroying. 

As you're not into gardening that's fine.

What you have there are the flowering/fruiting bodies of the dreaded Horsetail 

Pull them up and bag them and put them in the bin.

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 13:25

Lantana   I think we'd want photos 

Tiny flying things

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 13:17
B3 says:

I don't think we get midges in London but they certainly behaved like them.

 I've certainly seen midges in London   particularly around areas where bark chippings have been used as a mulch, and the weather is warm and damp.  

Pussy Willow - where are the catkins?!

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 12:19

One would hope so Nut 

Pussy Willow - where are the catkins?!

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 12:00

I hope Standbyme didn't pay good money for them 

Pussy Willow - where are the catkins?!

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 11:49

That's what it looks like ............ sorry    What is worse, they'll produce fluffy seeds which will drift around your garden on the breeze and grow wherever they land in your garden and those of your neighbours 

I know what I'd do with them 

Can roots grow in drains from a seed within a drain?

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 11:41

Let's face it ... if it was likely to happen we'd never be allowed to rinse our runner beans in the sink would we?  Or the mustard and cress for our sandwiches ........... not to mention sprouting mung beans 

And if plants can grow in the dark why haven't I got tomatoes sprouting from every orifice 

Is my ceanothus dead? :(

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 11:33

Ma had a beautiful ceanothus - it was full of bees every year - then one year it just turned up its toes and pegged it.

Ma replaced it with a wisteria. 

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 11:30

Oooh, that's perfect Kitty ............... many thanks .............. you've got the job 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 11:28

Seed sowing has started in earnest in this household - heated windowsill propagator up and running and three varieties of toms and some yellow courgettes are in and hopefully getting on with it (fingers drumming impatiently )

More coffee needed, then some rudbeckias and bergamot will also be going in the propagator and told to get a move on ......... 

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