Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

earth rings around trees

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 17:18

Yes, anything around the base of the tree, and over  the roots near the surface will prevent oxygen getting to the roots ... they need oxygen.  

First year no lilly beetles

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 17:14

It's ok ... they're not missing .... I  know where they are 

weed or flower

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 17:10

Looks to me like one of the willow herbs ... usually regarded as a weed. 

earth rings around trees

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 16:58

Don't raise the level of the soil around a tree trunk ... you'll kill the tree.  

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 16:50

Pdoc ((hugs)) ........  is there nowhere else you can see your psychiatrist and therapist ........ it seems to me to be totally counter productive for you to keep being tortured by revisiting the place that meant so much to you and  where it all went wrong ........... 


Have you spoken to them about how visiting that hospital makes you feel?  


It must seem like a particularly cruel form of aversion therapy 

Plant water sprays and Gardeners World

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 16:45
Singing Gardener says:

My husband washes out the sprayers from the shower cleaner that we use and they seem to work well. They don't last long but we have a regular supply so that doesn't matter.


See original post

 Snap!   


But we do our own; we don't expect your husband to do ours too 

plant

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 16:42

Can you photograph it from further away so we can see more of the plant please 

Hebs need help

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 16:19

I don't pinch basil out ... other than what I'm taking for cooking. None of what you see in that photo has been pinched out at all.


 I shall be sowing some more any day now (I would have done it a couple of weeks ago but I've been incapacitated due to an injury) to replace the pots in the photo, as most of that will soon be turned into pesto 

Last edited: 22 June 2017 16:20:04

Hebs need help

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 15:54

It's taken me several years to get the hang of it.  


I sow the seeds fairly thinly in a seed tray indoors in April .... when they're about an inch tall I lift the seedlings, about half a dozen at a time (I use a dessert spoon and try not to  touch the seedlings at all - they bruise easily) and pot each clump into a large module in a plastic tray and keep them indoors on the windowsill.  


When they're ready to pot on I transfer the whole clump into a bigger pot. and then they go out into the mini-greenhouse with plenty of fresh air in the daytime but shut up at night.  


Now the temps are in the mid teens most nights I leave the little greenhouse top open.


All the time they get very careful watering ...  only watering when the top of the compost is beginning to dry a bit and never getting the leaves wet .  


Once the basil plants are growing nicely in their final pots they only get watered from below, putting an inch of water in the tray and any water remaining after 20 mins is thrown out.  

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 15:07

There's no accounting for some people's stupidity Topbird 


It keeps looking here as if we're going to get some more rain ...... but nothing happens ........... 

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Harvest 2017

 
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Two shrubs need a name please

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The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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Shrub ID please

 
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Getting my own back ....

 
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Hello Forkers - May Edition

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Pond mystery solved

 
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A friendly place of frolics and chat for everyone to get together and socialise 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum

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