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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Can you grow Broccoli in tubs?

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 15:07

I think the difficulty with growing tall brassicas such as broccoli, kale and Brussels sprouts in tubs and raised beds is that the soil/compost tends to be loose and the plants suffer from windrock - if you can sort out some sort of firm support for them then they'll probably do fine.


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 14:52

I've just had one of those calls from a nice man who wants to help me with the problems I'm having with my computer - I asked if he was aware he was speaking to a police officer (well if he can lie so can I  ) He didn't understand what I said (I think he could only cope with the answers he expected to the questions on his script - his English pronunciation was very poor). I repeated, 'Are you aware you are speaking to a police officer?' The line went dead

Rhubarb variety and when to harvest

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 13:40

That looks fine to start cropping now.  Don't take more than two thirds of the leaves at any one time, and pull and twist so that the base of the leaf stalk comes away, don't cut or the base of the stalk will rot and set up rot in the crown.  Twist the leaves off immediatelyi and compost.

Also take that flower stalk out from the base using the same twisting pulling motion. 

Make sure it has plenty of water and when you finish harvesting (end of June) give it a good mulch with well rotted manure.



Posted: 30/04/2015 at 13:16

Hosta's campsite is on the way to Verdun's cabin - make a weekend of it - seemples!!!

One for the ladies. ......

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 13:14

I've actually seen dogs travelling on the driver's lap!!!  

Aerating Lawn Sandals

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 13:12

I'd hate you to be stuck to the lawn!!!

any ideas what this is?

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 12:11

Snap Nut

any ideas what this is?

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 12:10

Hi Bronte

To upload pictures from pc you need to click onto the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.  Not sure about tablets etc.  Some people put the pics onto a hosting site and post the link.



Posted: 30/04/2015 at 11:52

Wonky - I've bumped up Steve the Vet's Sunflower thread for you 'cos he's kindly given advice re treating wounded pusscats.

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