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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

out door grow light advice veggies

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 09:14

Hi, don't worry about your veggies - they'll be find - in the summer the sun is higher in the sky and - they'll get plenty of light.  I've grown veggies in a north-facing back yard in the past 

Spring is getting closer.

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 08:51

Here you are Mike, listen to this  it'll cheer you up 


Posted: 12/02/2014 at 08:45

There's two theories Tracey:

Water in the evening so that you lose less due to evaporation and it soaks down to the roots properly.  However, the slugs and snails like the cool, dark damp conditions you create by watering in the evening 

Water in the morning to avoid encouraging the marauding molluscs etc, but lose some of the water to evaporation and risk burning leaves if you get drops of water on them followed by strong sunlight (always water the soil not the plant!).

gardening vegetable planning apps android

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 08:28

It's all down to the weather and soil conditions in your garden - best 'app' I know is to watch what the experienced allotmenteers in your area are doing and follow them.

I can't see how an app would  work - too many variables.   

There is of course the What to do now section above, but that's only general suggestions - weather and soil conditions have to be taken into consideration, and there's no substitute for experience so if you haven't got much of your own you have to 'borrow' from others 


Posted: 12/02/2014 at 08:23

Hi Tracey   He will take his lead (see that joke? ) from you - if you act just as normal he will think that this is normal and just get on with things .... eventually 

Yes, hope Punkdoc hasn't been flooded out!  And wonder how Pentillie is? 



Posted: 12/02/2014 at 08:15

Verdun  - it sounds as if you're going to get a storm like the one we had in East Anglia in '87 - gable ends of houses removed and large trees were uprooted, and some were sort of 'sucked' out of the ground in the vacuums created by some of the strongest gusts.  

One dear lady in the coastal town where my Aged Ps live woke in her bed in the morning to find she was looking out onto the road as her house wall had been blown away!  

We were so lucky that there were few serious injuries or worse, because the worst of the storm happened overnight when everyone was at home (I won't say asleep because I wasn't).  So the message from our experience is - stay indoors!!!

Fill what flasks etc you have with hot water as you're likely to lose electricity and hold on to your hat.  Tell Spike he'll have to cross his legs   .  Thinking of you all over there  ((hugs))

Plant ID please

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 08:06

I agree with chicky, campanula portenschlagia - it grows in the cracks along the walls here and finds homes for itself in bare patches of shady soil - mildly invasive but easily weeded out and so pretty so who cares.  

It can look absolutely gorgeous - look at this

 Wish that was my wall!

Can I move a foxglove now ?

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 07:54

I get them in the veg patch too and do just the same as Fidgetbones.  


Posted: 12/02/2014 at 07:48

Thank you KEF, yes it has gone  

My new garden thermometer says it got down to 1.4C last night in the back garden, and it's currently 2.3C out there - although there's ice on the garage roof which is more to the front and in the frost pocket.  

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