Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Cabbage sadness

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 21:16

Noooooo!!!!!  Cut your cabbage, separate the leaves, cut out any chewed bits and shred the leaves and put in a bowl of cold water with a dessertspoonful of salt in it and leave for half an hour, rinse and cook.

Generatiions of gardeners/cooks have been doing it for years - my grandmother did it, your grandmother did it, and their grandmothers before them.

It'll be fine - be proud of your first cabbage and enjoy it

Allett Classic

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 20:42

Has anyone modified the fuel line? 

Or could you or do you know someone capable who could modify it and fit a tap - you can buy them online - just put

In Line Fuel On/Off Tap lawnmower into google.

Perhaps others will think that's a bit dangerous but it's what my Pa would have done, but he was very good at those things.

fig- advice please

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 20:08

Baked in the oven with goats cheese and honey for me please

My Runner Beans Keep Dying HELP !!

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 20:05

They look as if they've been scorched by the sun - do you make sure not to get water on the leaves?

Also, I imagine that the compost in the bath may well heat up in the warm sunny weather we've been having and I don't think the beans wouldlike that. 

Allett Classic

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 19:59

How old is the mower - did you buy it new?

Sad french beans - help please!

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 19:53

Good luck Jo

Next year buy some seeds, a large plastic flowerpot, some bamboo canes and some compost - I'm sure it'll be cheaper and do much better.

But don't worry, we all have to start somewhere and we're all still learning. 

Welcome to the wonderful world of gardening

Allett Classic

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 19:49

I can remember an old petrol mower (I'm quite old myself) where you turned it off by turning the petrol off.

Nightshade ID?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 16:23

Hi Chatto - to post a pic click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post

Whats munching my hosta ?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 15:24

Just a few pellets Nadger - use the ones that contain Ferrous somethingorother, not the ones with metaldehyde - and use them a little way away from the plants, not close to, because they actually contain something that attracts the slugs to them and you don't want to attract slugs near to your hosta!

Make some slug pubs too  They're brilliant because the slugs don't need a whole bottle of beer a day so someone has to finish it off for them


Posted: 10/07/2015 at 14:51

Bless you Pdoc ((hugs))  - off-load all you like on here - we can spread the load so to speak

Have a fantastic time - can't say I fancy it myself but I'm looking forward to seeing your pics - when do you return?

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
Replies: 7    Views: 283
Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 19:01

Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

Replies: 5    Views: 321
Last Post: 14/05/2016 at 17:14

Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

Replies: 5    Views: 286
Last Post: 07/05/2016 at 16:05

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
Replies: 1927    Views: 57313
Last Post: Today at 01:41

Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
Replies: 25    Views: 879
Last Post: 23/04/2016 at 15:42

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
Replies: 7    Views: 276
Last Post: 17/04/2016 at 12:49

Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
Replies: 59    Views: 1994
Last Post: 15/05/2016 at 20:59

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
Replies: 1841    Views: 46586
Last Post: 04/05/2016 at 14:04

Whoops! I've done it again ......

Replies: 24    Views: 1126
Last Post: 12/03/2016 at 16:05

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
Replies: 1830    Views: 43282
Last Post: 01/04/2016 at 06:01

A Gardener's Hands

The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
Replies: 42    Views: 1561
Last Post: 23/02/2016 at 19:49

East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Another excuse for cake ............  
Replies: 34    Views: 1394
Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 17:52

Songs for Valentine's Day

Our favourite romantic songs 
Replies: 58    Views: 1661
Last Post: 15/02/2016 at 21:02

Job Done!

At last you've done that job you've been putting off for ages ... 
Replies: 16    Views: 666
Last Post: 09/02/2016 at 09:47


A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
Replies: 1349    Views: 33901
Last Post: 01/03/2016 at 07:03
1 to 15 of 167 threads