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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 09:13

Same here - home made every time.  Bought mince pies???  Pah!


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 08:24

Morning KEF

Sun's trying to peek through the mist - fingers here are crossed

It's going to be a bit of a h*wk day today, so I leave the place clean and tidy for OH when I go on my trip to Beds tomorrow.

I'll probably also be forced to tackle the pile of dry clothes that need flattening.

Problem with a clivia

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 08:05

Bumping up for clivia growers

Need help identifying (and saving) this small plant

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 08:04

I'm sorry, I don't recognise your plant.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 07:13

Verdun, I know what you mean re Botham - some people really just aren't able to cope with the emotional turmoil

Thinking of you and your Mum ((hugs))

Trusted chilli seed suppliers?

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 07:08

I also find to be a really reliable company - I've not bought chilli seeds from them, but I have no reason to expect them to supply anything but high quality seeds.

Dying trees....

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 06:52

There have been lots of fungal conditions affecting tree leaves this year - probably partly to do with the mild winter we had which allowed such things to remain hanging around rather than getting killed by the frost, and then a very warm summer with damp spells provided the perfect growing conditions for such things.

If your tree had been there several years and was established my guess is that it has just shed its leaves but that the tree itself is fine and will be lovely again in the spring.

I would rake up any of the leaves that are still on the ground around it and bin or burn them, and give the tree a light mulch of organic matter (well rotted farmyard manure or compost or similar) keeping the mulch clear of the trunk but spreading it around the tree for a good 1.5m diameter.  Then in February give it a feed with some Fish Blood & Bone (as directed on the pack) and that will perk it up.


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 06:45

Good morning all   Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Chicky

We're shouded in thick fog here and the trees are dripping into the pond - it sounds like

Dying trees....

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 06:38

When did this happen David?

Monty's cat

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 20:57

And if a human poo'd or committed murder in my garden I'd be very annoyed with them too ......

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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