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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Slug killer on edibles advice needed

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 07:03

To answer the original question - do not eat the veg and fruit!  Contact the manufacturer for advice.  

Having read how metaldehyde works, I don't use it anywhere in my garden - I'd rather go without the strawberries.

Cuttings from Wisteria?

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 06:52

Think I'd take the cuttings, and then buy a wisteria as well - that way the cuttings are guaranteed to strike and you'll be in a forest of wisteria - if you didn't buy one the cuttings would rot - Gardener's Law 


Posted: 15/06/2013 at 06:47

Have a lovely time GG, don't overdo it - don't forget bribery with cakes - very good strategy for keeping order 

Fairy - how horrid! ((hug))  What about putting a notice on your lawn - "This grass has been treated with weedkillers - please keep off - it may stain clothing and carpets if it gets on your shoes."  


Posted: 14/06/2013 at 06:57

Did anyone see Springwatch last night, comparing the creeping buttercups with the Meadow variety - lovely pic of Chris Packham flat on his back in a field of golden buttercups 

Organic Solutions?

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 06:47

I remember as a child seeing gooseberry bushes draped with net curtains - I thought it was to keep the birds off, but maybe the curtains kept sawflies off as well?

Help with Plant Identification

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 06:41

Looks like it's native to the area so should do well.  Bees love the flowers. 

Help with Plant Identification

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 06:28

Good luck over there 


Posted: 14/06/2013 at 06:24

Good morning all 

Sunshine and blue skies here - we only had a little rain yesterday evening, just enough to dampen the soil.  

I thought we were going to get more rain so at bedtime I suddenly thought that the white sweet rocket which is in full bloom would collapse in heavy rain, so I popped out with some canes to prop it up - and I nearly tripped over Hefty Hedgehog who was munching his way through the food I'd put out.  He totally ignored my presence - obviously wasn't going to be put off his meal by a mere gardener 

Feeding Rhubarb.

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 06:19

My Rhubarb gets Fish, Blood and Bone in the spring and is then mulched with farmyard manure in the spring,  then I give it another good layer of FYM in the late autumn, when I'm tidying up the garden for the winter.

 About Christmas I put a forcing pot over it and then I get an early crop of tender pink stems -  stop picking the rhubarb in May and let the plant bulk up again over the summer. I do this every year; it doesn't weaken the plant like traditional forcing where you lift the root and expose it to frost then move it to a warm dark place to force it. 

I agree with Verdun about the beans - put them in the ground if you can - they need plenty of room and it's difficult to stake them properly in a pot as it'll get top-heavy. 

Good luck 

Sugar Snaps - White leaves

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 21:18

They look jolly healthy to me - I can see the marks you refer to - I've not grown peas for a while - I do remember leaves having those marks in the past but I've never thought them to be indicative of a problem and certainly they didn't seem to affect the cropping. 

Wouldn't worry about it personally 

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