Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 18:06

Don't know that one Fairy 

Yes, I know that sitting with my foot up has weakened back muscles which is why I shouldn't have gone at things like a bull in a china shop yesterday ... I've been in this situation before (with my knee) and know it will get better with a bit of time and being sensible 

Sky has an ominous grey/yellowish hue ... not sunset yellow ... looks more stormy ... think we've got some rain on the way. 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 16:21

Oh Hosta 

To Feed or not to Feed

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 16:14

I wouldn't feed it again if it had chicken manure pellets when it was laid 2 months ago ... any feed will make lush growth which could be damaged by frost. 

Also I wouldn't lower your cutter bar at this time of year ... I never have mine lower than 'medium' and lawns should be cut 'longer' in the winter anyway.  

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 15:05
Joyce21 says:

...  Maybe a few yesterday's since bale pitching Dove 

Takes twice as long to do some things once you're 27

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 I know  ... and I rushed it 'cos I thought it was going to rain   ... next time I say I'm going to cut the grass will someone please remind me about today!!!  It's not as if OH is ever reluctant to do it for me ... it's just that I like doing stuff myself ...

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 14:00

Back from tennis (just one 5 game match again) ... back still complaining so I've taken some Paracetamol ... I don't like this getting older lark ... just a few weeks of inactivity this summer with my broken foot and now the rest of my body seems to ache after the slightest bit of physical work ... it seems like only yesterday that I used to be able to pitch bales ...  

Anyhoo, I have given the bird feeders a good soak, scrub and a rinse and now they're in the little greenhouse drying off. They should be ok to refill tomorrow.

Grapevine protection

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 12:58

No need to worry about the winter weather ... grapevines can cope with low temperatures.  The only time to worry is if we get a late frost when they are in bud or flowering.

This happened to some English vineyards this year 

However, in my fairly sheltered garden in Norfolk we had the best crop of grapes we've ever had. 

Unsure what is harming my potato plants

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 12:52

I think your potatoes have blight - info and advice here 

Potato plants are often floppy ... this is nothing to worry about.

This is not likely to be related to the holes you saw earlier ... a few holes in potato leaves are nothing to worry about either and do not need spraying. 

Last edited: 11 October 2017 12:53:04

South east corner of garden

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 10:38
Tin pot says:

Dovefromabove says:

Very hard to make constructive comment without more information; scale, soil, area etc. a few photos would be helpful. 

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 Scale?  You mean size of the area?

I don't know much about soil so happy to follow instruction on identifying characteristics.

I can get some pics.

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 Size of the area and it's scale in relation to its surroundings.  

Looking forward to the pics ... to upload start with the camera icon ... if they don't upload you may need to reduce their size.  

Yellow patchy lawn

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 10:35

Mine looked just the same after scarifying last autumn.  I think it'll begin to green up soon ... I'd  give it  a little autumn feed (seaweed powder maybe)  and leave it until the spring to do anything more. 

Whay is this?

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 10:31
novice10 says:

Thank you so much Paul B3 and Bilje.

Thats ideal to plant around my summerhouse then ? :)

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 Not if your summerhouse is in the UK ... it won't survive our winters outside.  

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