Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Soil conditioners

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 18:00

Yes, although it's illegal to sell or give away  manure from land where they've been used, it does sometimes happen.  We had a case on this forum earlier this year didn't we


Posted: 19/07/2015 at 17:56
Hostafan1 wrote (see)
... he's here all week and has promised to be my gardening slave all week long.


Sounds good Hosta!


Posted: 19/07/2015 at 17:36
Lily Pilly wrote (see)
..... Dove, do you sub contract O H ? we have a compost bin bursting and everyone finds a different job to do when I ask for help! ...

I'll let him know - he works for cakes and beer

Soil conditioners

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 17:34

You've got it THG

I sometimes buy a bag of pony poo from the side of the road (50p a bag) which has been picked up from a meadow by the owner - I add it to the compost heap to give it a bit of ooomph - gets it working - goat or chicken poo is even better - guinea pig poo is gold standard!!!


Posted: 19/07/2015 at 16:38
4thPanda wrote (see)
Afternoon I'm back, and a little bit tired! Had a fabulous weekend, and so did the Guides The weather was great, and what topped it off was receiving my 100 nights away badge! This shows how many nights you've been away with Rainbows/Brownies/Guides . . . first person in my unit to get it Not bad for a 27 yo
Congrats Wonky on the job Hopefully mine is just round the corner!

Congratulations Panda - now you've got to sew it on!!!   Glad the weather was kind to you and the guides

My Under-gardener has been a hero this afternoon - he's emptied one large compost bin all over the veg patch where the broad beans used to be, and turned the contents of the other bin into the empty bin

The blackbirds and robins are looking for worms and bugs now.  I'll be planting out the purple sprouting broccoli this week


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 16:28
Lily Pilly wrote (see)
.... ya boo sucks to them!

We can always rely on Lily P to be profound

Anyone know what this is please?

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 16:25

I was just going to say that!

If it's got spines it's A. spinosa - if it hasn't it's A mollis   (Looks like mollis from here)

our pms

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 16:12
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Some of mine fell off the end. Seed swappers had to send me their addresses a second time but I wrote them down after that.



I like pen and paper for things like that - it's more trustworthy

Raspberry worms?

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 16:06
Stephen Cornish wrote (see)
When one says "pick them out", one means pick out the fruit with the grub on and destroy, rather than pick the grubs out of the fruit and eat the fruit?

Depends how fussy/hungry you are


Think I'd pull them out, dig the patch over, let the birds get at anything they can find, and plant some Polka next February.  Love Polka, large really tasty fruit - huge crops.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 16:01

Perfect, we've not got a dessert for this evening - that'll be great after lamb chops with mint jelly, roasted Charlotte tatties, buttery summer cabbage and gravy.  Thanks!

Whether I'll be able to fit into my gardening jeans tomorrow is another matter

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