Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Holly hedge help

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 12:58

I remember Pa attacking an old straggly holly hedge along a field boundary with a tractor and flail ... he took it down to virtually ground level ... a few years later it was a really handsome hedge 

Plant Identification - any ideas ??

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 12:29

Those look more like one of the oriental leafy brassicas ... I'd use them as cut and come again type veg to shred and use in a stir fry.  

Holly hedge help

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 12:25

I would hard prune the whole hedge ... right down to about one foot tall, and then mulch with lots and lots of compost and well rotted manure and maybe a sprinkling of Fish, Blood and Bone ... holly responds really well to a hard chop back ... within a few years you'll have a lovely dense hedge.  

Digging in manure

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 12:22
Iain R says:

Yes fresh organic matter will tend to promote forking & fibrous roots in all root crops. This is why most crop rotations will show a root crop following on from previous crops without  the addition of any more fresh compost or manure. Remember you can just spread manure on the top & let the worms do the work for you if you do not want to dig at the moment.

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 | would just spread the manure and leave it ... as Ian says the worms do the job for you ... you shouldn't go on the soil and work it until it's dry enough not to stick to your boots ... most gardens in the UK will be too claggy to work at the moment.  Save your back 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 12:19

Obelixx ... French butchers don't understand about crackling ... friend in Provence (former winner of Masterchef) has retrained hers 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 11:38

Hosta ... I don't suppose that someone at the hotel could have tipped them off and they'd been watching  you .............. 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 11:37
Hostafan1 says:

Dovefromabove says:

There's a lot to be said for holidaying in Cornwall 

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Indeed so, we've never once handcuffed you , nor demanded money. 


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 Haven't got any ........... besides, we pay with chutney 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 11:35

Hosta ... you have a reply.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 11:25

There's a lot to be said for holidaying in Cornwall 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 11:21

That irridescent blue is gorgeous 

Sh*t!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's horrendous Hosta    Stay by the pool!!!

I s'pose it's something to tell your grandchildren ........ 

Last edited: 14 January 2018 11:23:21

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