Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Plastic for a quick fix

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 15:41

I think I'd get/make/cobble together a conventional cold frame - I don't think one of those plastic covered thingies would survive winter in a windy spot.  It would be heartbreaking if all your precious plants crashed to the ground or worse, got whirled up into the sky like Dorothy flying over Kansas!!!!!!!

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 15:34

DD ((hugs))  as has been said, they're obviously ar**h*les   and I think everyone who reads these reviews knows that there are some people you can never please. 

I just remember reading a restaurant owner's response to a bad review which was something alone the lines of

"I wish we could review our customers - most of them would get top marks for courtesy, good manners and civility - however, there's always an exception ......"



Posted: 18/07/2015 at 13:51

If choc and nut bars appeared on the doorstep here Verdun, we'd have to pour them into a glass! 

Identification Please

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 12:52

Happy Grower   Hope you don't mind me posting the link to the site that information came from

in accordance with the site Code of Conduct etc.

In order to avoid copyright issues it's usual to credit the author/publication etc rather than just cut and paste other people's work

Hope that's ok

Onion Smut!

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 12:29

I don't think this is Onion Smut - according to the info I've found it only affects onion seedlings, not plants grown from sets

Onion Smut!

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 12:23
Green Magpie wrote (see)

I did see that RHS stuff, thanks, but it's not a lot of help.  I grow onions and shallots from sets, and this can't be safe, as sets produce their first leaf when in the soil. The affected plants were all grown from sets, in a bed that has never had onions in it before, so I don't know where the infection came from. ......

My thought was that sets have grown the previous season, so they had their first leaf then, in the first year - if they were all grown from sets, in a bed that has never had onions in it before, perhaps the sets were infected when you bought them ........?


are we barking up the wrong allium so to speak   Could this be Onion Downy Mildew?

Gardeners World taken off air

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 12:11

We enjoyed the First Night of the Proms last night - the doors to the garden wide open and the scent of the honeysuckle wafting through   For me sometimes it's about enjoying the garden rather than doing it

Unable to start new thread on iPad

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 10:45

Go to My Settings and change to Basic Editor - there's a blip on the forum, it's happened before, but that's a useful workaround until it's fixed.

Is this tomato blight?

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 09:46

Depends which blight it is - Late Blight Phytopthera infestans can be quite dramatic and there's little that can be done.

Early Blight Alternaria solani, is less dramatic and can be controlled by removing affected leaves as I've described.  It's important to wash your hands after removing the infected leaves before toughing healthy plants/leaves.


Posted: 18/07/2015 at 09:25

The site all seems as normal here - but I'll keep my fingers crossed!!!

I was just sitting here typing, when suddenly the robin flew in, through the dining room into the sitting room area, sat on the leather pouffe by my feet, then over to the rocking chair by the window, chirruped at me as if to say, 'Where's my mealworms?' !!!

I was worried about frightening him and him flying at the glass window and hurting himself, so got up very gently - he flew straight out to the bowl on the terrace and waited for me to put some mealworms in there. I think he's got a third brood!!!

He's getting very demanding!

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