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Dovefromabove


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BEDDING PLANTS

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 10:41

I think Punkdoc may have put his finger on it.  Most annual bedding plants like full sunshine all day.

Fuchsias and trailing begonias are happy with some shade, but they still need quite bright light.

This might be helpful http://gardening.about.com/od/gardendesign/qt/SunExposure.htm 

Work out how many hours of direct sunlight your pots and baskets get, and then when you buy your plants look at the labels and talk to the nurseryman or ask at the garden centre. 

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 10:32

I've a feeling that even my patience might be exhausted in the Middle East David - I'd probably end up bashing their heads together and telling them to go and play nicely or there'd be no supper ................. ever!!! 

Forum names

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 10:30

I suppose I should expand on my posts at the beginning of the thread where I talked about my froggy avatar and how I planned to change it for a pigeon or dove from the garden.  I gave up waiting for them to stand still and pose nicely, and I've 'borrowed' Picasso's etching of a white dove - as an artist it seems appropriate 

Forum names

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 10:25

Whilst looking for something else I came across this old thread - I remember it well - we have lots of new members since this was started - I thought it might be interesting to revive it - the newer members can find out how some of the oldies came by their names, and they might like to share their stories too .... 

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 10:15

Mike - you know that many forum members are fond of you - we've proved it haven't we?- and as good friends do, can you imagine that we're all sitting around a table in a pub with a pint in our hands saying 'Shush Mike, you've already said that, don't go on so ..... just join in '  

You'd probably say to us, 'Do I go on?  Why didn't you tell me sooner?' and someone would say, 'We're fond of you and we know you've been poorly and worried, we didn't want to hurt your feelings'.   And you would say, "I wish you'd told me - I feel a bit of a plonker now'.

Well, that's what's going on now, and we've said it, and you've no need to feel a plonker - just join in and chat with the rest of us.  There's no need for essays and whole chapters of your life - keep that for your book - you are going to write your memoirs aren't you?  

Just imagine the chatty bit of this forum as a conversation in a pub - you know what a pub bore is like don't you - and you don't want to be one of those   just take an interest in what other people are doing and chat to them about it.

Just be our gardening friend Mike 

Dinner time

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 09:14

I've also combined the softened courgettes and sage mixture into a conventional quiche egg and cream mixture and baked it in a pastry case until just set - that works well too. 

Unknown Plant

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 09:09

Watch out for the caterpillars of cabbage white butterflies - they'll chomp their way through the leaves double quick.  I take them off and put them out for the birds.

I've got some of the red ones in pots on the terrace - they looked great yesterday evening so I thought I'd show you what you've got coming 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54282.jpg?width=614&height=350&mode=max

 

Dinner time

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 09:03

Philippa, this is a recipe I've adapted from one by Karadecoolaid on the Wildfood Forum.

Slice the courgettes in rounds and sautée in butter. Season with s & p. Add a few fresh sage  leaves, sliced into slivers. Once the courgettes begin to brown, remove and set aside. Blind bake a pastry crust for about 20 minutes at 350° until barely browned. Dry toast a handful of slivered almonds and scatter on the bottom of the pastry crust. Cover with the courgette slices.Top with a generous amount of Gruyére cheese (optional) . Place in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Serve hot or cold.

And lots more courgette recipes here http://www.wildfood.info/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=10375 

Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Supper this evening will be tagliatelle with sliced yellow courgettes, french beans and cherry tomatoes softened in olive oil with garlic and herbs.  

The only ingredients from the shop will be the pasta and the toms - ours aren't ready yet. 

Here it is 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54281.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 

Front Garden Stars

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 08:48

Stars in my front garden at the moment 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54280.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 Rustic Dwarf rudbeckias - thank you Chicky 

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 08:37

Absolutely Pdoc 

As an artist, I enjoy exploring colour, texture and form in my garden - but to do it successfully I attempt to embrace the science too - it's all fascinating 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

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Just some of the ways they help us 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

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