Dovefromabove


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Gooseberry bushes

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 08:29

Clear the ground around and below the bushes of dead leaves and other detritus and mulch with compost/ well rotted manure


this will help prevent the pests from overwintering there. 

Tomatoes

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 08:25

Pick the fruit and bring them into your house and put them somewhere warming like a sunny windowsill in a warm room. They'll ripen within a few days. 

clay soil

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 08:19

Or it could be areas of mycelium. Does it smell mushroomy?

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 08:06

Good morning all   it's a sunny morning here in Norfolk and I have the use of the Under Gardener today. Climbing beans and their teepee to come down. Bird boxes to clean out and refix. The rest of the bulbs to plant and the little greenhouse to get ready for the winter. 


Clari, hope you're feeling better soon ((hugs)) and Pat, I'm glad that you feel you're getting some positive support - onwards and upwards 

Indian pokeweed - dangerous?

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 23:17

If I remember correctly it's the roots and possibly mature stems. that contain a toxin. The leaves can be cooked and eaten and I'm sure I've read that the berries, although once reputed to be toxic, actually aren't.


I would do some online research if I we're you, and remember that most gardens contain several poisonous plants and all small children should be supervised in the garden. 

Last edited: 16 October 2016 23:23:41

Long garden design that preserves the view

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 19:11

I agree with all of the above.  Try to think of your gardening as creating a frame for the vista - have a look here http://www.e-ruston-oldvicaragegardens.co.uk/pages/view/577/apple-walk-happisburgh-church-and-stock-border.htm - I know that this is probably larger than the area you have to play with - it's very much larger than mine - but the principle is the same.  

Large fat white grub eating trunk of young rowan

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 18:21

This might help http://maria.fremlin.de/stagbeetles/larva-guide/ 


Remember that stag beetles are an endangered species - if this is what yours are please report them here http://www.stagbeetles.co.uk/reportasighting.htm 


Large fat white grub eating trunk of young rowan

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 18:12

They could be beetle larvae of one sort or another - possibly  even Stag beetle or Lesser Stag beetle - they will not have killed your trees as they feed on wood which is already rotting.  


It sounds to me as if the rowans are dying for some other reason - can you show us some photos of the trees and their surroundings.  

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 18:01

Hello folks, we're back after a lovely day - we bought a bacon bap for me and flapjack for OH and ate them for breakfast as we walked across the salt marshes from Morston Quay towards Blakeney Point and back - the sun was shining and a brisk wind blew the cobwebs away.






There was lots of samphire on the mudflats, and  little purple starry asters dotted around the edges of the marshes.


Lots of gulls of course, and geese flying inland, and we saw a few bar-tailed godwits and heard some curlew and other assorted waders and little egret searching for their lunch in the mud. 

After that we dawdled along the coast road, picking up a newspaper, half a dressed lobster and some chips and parked up and had a lobster and chips  picnic. On the way home we called in on some friends where we swapped some old pillows (for the cats' home) for a cuppa or two. 

Now we're at home watching an amazing yellow and apricot sunset - the brisket is waiting in the slow cooker and all is right with our little bit of the world  


Hope you've all had a good day - I'll have a read back and see what you've all been up to ... 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 10:34

Morning Wonky   


'Fraid I can't visit next week   have dentist and physio   Sorreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!


Heading off to the coast now - brisket and veg in the slow cooker for later.  See you later folks 

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