Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Bottle Garden, any thoughts

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 08:16

Your best bet will be to use a variety of small ferns, as they will cope best with the low light levels and high humidity.  They also grow relatively slowly and won't need pruning too often.  

Avoid flowering plants as the dead blossoms will rot which will spread in the bottle garden.

Make sure you put plenty of coarse grit in the bottom of the bottle to ensure good drainage at the roots.


Posted: 22/11/2013 at 08:00
Ginglygangly wrote (see)

..... Years ago, when I grew up in Suffolk, we gathered them from wild trees. Wonder what variety they were? ....

Whereabouts in Suffolk Ginglygangly?   I grew up and spent most of my life in Suffolk too 

silly quotes

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 07:52

Drinka pinta milka day!

Greenhouse Condensation

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 07:51

Increase the ventilation during the day - even leaving the door open on fine days until the ventilation has cleared. 


Posted: 22/11/2013 at 07:45

Good morning all   I love looking for satellites and the Space Station - I  would have looked for the comet too, but heavy cloud and rain here so no chance.  The street lights are turned off here between 1- 5am and it's brilliant - you can see the stars so much better 

I watched the Mark Gattis play re the beginnings of Dr Who last night - loved it - and I stayed awake - I've not been able to do that for years - I'm getting my life back!

As for the diet - I've done far worse than that - I have a thyroid problem which wasn't diagnosed for years  and that, coupled with an injury, resulted in a lot of weight gain.  Eventually, a few years ago with the support of my lovely new GP, I went on a Very Low Calorie diet (under 500 cal per day every day) and lost 7 stones.  Once I got started it was really quite easy to do, as I'm a bit of an all or nothing sort of person.  It's much  harder cooking and keeping the calories down rather than just opening a sachet and stirring it into a mug of water.  

I've gained a couple of stones over the years since then, but I'm beginning to shift them now - one will be enough 

Quick screening fix needed

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 20:03

   If you want to talk about greenhouse heating you need to start a fresh thread.

No one will find it here on a thread about something totally different.  

Visiting Wonderful Gardens

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 19:30

Nut - you might find you have a friend with a spare room in the vicinity 


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 19:28

I didn't feed much last summer as it was newly potted - a couple of doses of tomato fertiliser when I fed the toms.  I'll do that a bit more often next summer. 


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 19:22

Nut, I think you may have seen Yellow Hornet - I used to have one in a previous garden and it seems to retain it's fruit for ever.  OH actively dislikes the more ornamental crabs for that very reason.

If I had room for one I think it'd be John Downie as it is good for jelly (makes a lovely coloured jelly) and if not picked the fruit falls to the ground for the birds.

I suppose it's horses for courses. 


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 19:17

Oh James - sorry to hear that  follow doctors' orders and we'll keep our fingers very crossed that you make a swift recovery!

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