Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Disease on my baby marrow?

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 10:00

Hi again - having taken another look at your picture - it looks as if the plant is surrounded by grass - in future it would be better to prepare a much larger area of ground for your plants, so they don't have to compete with the grass for moisture and nutrition. 

Disease on my baby marrow?

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 09:57

Hello Michelle 

Are you in the southern hemisphere?  Not the time of year for marrows here in the UK.

Your plant looks as if it's suffering from powdery mildew - it's a plant specific problem which will often attack plants weakened by stress, usually drought.  It won't be the same variety of mildew that affected your tomatoes, but the same conditions in the same spot are likely to have caused it.

I would remove the worst affected leaves, give the plant plenty of water and mulch around the area with a thick layer of manure/compost to help the soil retain as much moisture as possible, and ensure that the plant gets plenty of water - all marrows, courgettes, tomatoes etc are thirsty plants. 

In the future dig as much compost/manure and other organic matter as possible into the area when preparing the area for your planting.  

Good luck - I hope that helps. 

Last edited: 03 December 2016 09:58:10

White sage dropping leaves

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 09:47

I think that's a good idea - make sure it's strapped and weighted down - don't want it disappearing over the rainbow in the winter winds 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 09:39

Right, I'm up, showered, dressed, mascara on  kitchen sorted, load in washing machine and now I'm sitting down with another coffee .......... I'll get some breakfast in a minute 

... help yourselves ........ 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 08:15

G'day Pat   It milder than of late - no frost here in Norfolk. The sky is overcast but it's brightening in the west. 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 08:01

Good morning all

Am I first up this morning?

Mobile Phones.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 07:58

Grrrr auto correct is too fond of apostrophes, but the technology is young ...

Mobile Phones.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 07:49

I agree with matts' main point that most mobile phones are being used for many purposes other than making calls throughout the day. While I'm spending a day in the city I might use mine to make a shopping list, check times of appointments, make diary entries, use maps, renew library books, book taxis, restaurant tables and tickets, locate shops and services, make notes, check facts about products ( or plants) that I'm considering buying and comparing prices, read newspapers,check the weather forecast and the stock market, keep up with what's going on here, and I might also ring my son to see what size jumper he takes so I can get him something embarrassing for Christmas. I do all that and I'm retired. I have more functions on my phone than on my laptop.  don't control my home from my phone yet, but I might do one day. 

The workplace has changed beyond all recognition for some people in the past ten years. Many of those people you see using their phones in the street are 'at work' speaking with clients and colleagues and sending emails or checking documents between appointments and during working lunches. To suggest that they shouldn't do this is as ridiculous as suggesting that we should do away with HGVs and return to horse and carts and canal boats. Life changes and most people adjust. 

Of course there are some selfish stupid people who use their phones while driving, just as there used to be people who thought it acceptable to drink and drive. . Hopefully sanity will begin to prevail and technology will soon help us achieve this.

By the way, I'm still in bed and using my phone to write this. I'm sure that many moons ago there we're some people who thought it weird to read in bed. 

Last edited: 03 December 2016 07:55:58

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 22:22

 Sweet dreams all ...

Gardeners World Calendar 2016

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 20:26

Mine arrived with the magazine ok.  

I've flagged this up to the GW team and I'm sure someone will contact you when they're back in the office next week. 

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