Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Composted horse manure....

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 10:08

I use approx two thirds good top soil and one third well rotted manure in my raised beds.  Maybe emptying and starting again would be a good idea   

twig looking magnolia and hydrangea

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 09:50

Some help re type of soil may be found here 

Composted horse manure....

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 09:38

I'd do all three - first add it to your raised bed to improve the structure, then I'd mulch the beds and borders - the worms will dig it in for you 

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 08:50

The BBC's Reality Check is checking the figures in the claims by both sides 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 08:46

It does feel chilly but the lowest temp last night was 6..9C so not too bad 

As we're planning to be away for a week in early June, I've not sown my runner beans yet.  

What do you think?  Shall I sow them in pots indoors next week, or just before we go away?

There won't be anyone doing any watering while we're away (toms etc will be potted on then left in shady spot in OH's studio with capillary mat type set up - we've done it before and they were fine)

mildew on euphorbia

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 08:14


In your message to me  you say that you don't believe that dryness is the problem - in this case have a look here for helpful advice.

It will be of some cheer for you to learn that the majority of powdery mildews are plant specific, and the one affecting your euphorbia should not spread to different types of plants - although of course poor cultural conditions may make them susceptible to their own type of powdery mildew.

Good luck 

Gravel bed , advice please

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 07:31

Bumping up

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 07:27

Good morning all :) G'day Pat :)

Cool but fairly bright here this morning. I'm still in bed with my second coffee. OH has peddled off to work.  We have a Eurovision Fest to plan for this evening. Apparently it has to involve Tortilla chips, dips and sausages amongst other goodies. :)

Frost forecast

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 06:55

Plant pauper :) yes, we're off to Hosta & Verdun Land at the beginning of June. It's so kind of you to say you'll pop round here every evening to tend our toms and squashed - we're very grateful ;-)

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 20:19

Chicky ... that Dove would fit in your suitcase 

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