Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 01/07/2016 at 16:49

Hmmm I've been looking at the ex- tomato pots full of compost that's only been in them a couple of weeks. Don't want to waste it - think I'll try some peas and pak choi in them ... 

Cucumber Pollination

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 16:45

Bumping up for someone who grows indoor cukes 

Pak Choi

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 16:32

Quarter it lengthways and steam - serve with stir fried chicken and ginger 


Posted: 01/07/2016 at 16:27

Does anyone remember me saying earlier in the season that I was going to try to grow fewer tomato plants this year?  Well, I've managed it - only three left now that I've got rid of the blighty ones which were infected by some swapped with a friend :-(. yet another case of 'be careful what you wish for' :-(

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What the flippin' 'eck is this then?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 15:18

Don't mind the colour ........ it's the colour combined with the fluffiness that I'm not keen on .......... and then the miserable brown of the dead flower heads - never been keen on it, not since I was a child ... it sort of reminds me of an itchy mohair scarf I was given ............. 

Independence Day?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 14:55
KT53 says:
.......... We got to page 15 before anybody came on to metaphorically slap our legs (actual slapping wouldn't be allowed any more).  


Oh yeah??? 

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Posted: 01/07/2016 at 14:33

Much as I disapprove of violence .................................................................. 

Last edited: 01 July 2016 14:36:19

Independence Day?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 14:25

I think that a huge part of the problem nowadays is the widening gap between the rich and poor in the UK.  

The life style and life experience of a pretty large portion of society is a long way removed from that of the rest of the country, and it has been proved that social mobility nowadays is getting worse rather than better. This has lead to a large 'underclass' who feel totally alienated .......... in the past in other countries  this has lead to revolution .... 


Posted: 01/07/2016 at 13:55

I think it can be a bit of a spreader in some parts of the USA where it is a native, but it certainly doesn't fit the description of 'invasive' in the UK in my experience. 

When looking online for information about a plant, I find it helpful to include 'UK' in the search terms,

e.g. < rudbeckia uk >  .  

This way you'll get information applicable to UK condtitions rather than worldwide.  

What the flippin' 'eck is this then?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 08:28

Snap KEF 

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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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