Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Independence Day?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 08:15
punkdoc says:

Well said Dove.

I am increasingly worried about a rising tide of intolerance of all types in this country, many of them nothing to do with BREXIT.

Have we forgotten the lessons from history?

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Today of all days we should remember the importance of nations working together to share common goals and for the common good.  

When I hear Farage forecasting a Europe of independent nation states it horrifies me - look what happened when that was the case!!! 

I think a lot of people forgot the reason the EU was founded in the first place 

Blight resistant tomatoes

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 08:11

This year I sowed three tomato varieties - Sungold, the freebie Supersweet 100s from GW mag, and Crimson Crush which are advertised as being blight resistant.

As usual I swapped some of my plants with a friend - however after 10 days of her tom plants being in my little greenhouse with my plants all of hers looked very poorly (blighty) and I scrapped them.  Mine all looked ok at that stage.

However, now my three Sungolds and four Supersweets are all showing signs of blight (on leaves and black blotches on stems) and I'm binning them today.  My friend says she's had to bin all of hers too.  

The Crimson Crush (blight resistant) show no signs of blight so far.

My fingers are very crossed 

Independence Day?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 07:55

Please, I know that no one on here is intentionally encouraging racism, but horrid things are happening.  A friend who was born here and has lived here all her life (both her parents are GPs) was shouted at in the street the other day and told that she will "have to go back home now - immigrants out!!!"  and this is not the only example.

It seems that a vociferous minority have taken the Brexit vote as validation of their racist views and are now not holding back from making their unpleasant and dangerous feelings known.

Avocado seedling damage

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 07:41

The leaves aren't damaged - new young leaves of avocado plants are often a brown-ish bronzy colour - they'll turn green later on. 

The best way to grow an avocado as a house plant is to reduce it's height by a third about now, to encourage it to branch out and form an attractive shape - then regularly pinch out the tips of the side shoots.

If you leave it to grow on one single stem it'll drop lower leaves and just grow upwards and look rather like an umbrella. 

It won't fruit in this country unless you have a large greenhouse to provide the right light intensity and temperatures. 

Drainage problem

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 07:32

Good luck Richard 

Forum design update

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 07:29
Doghouse Riley says:

.... When I do that on here, it "goes all weird."

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 What, just quoting part of a post like this you mean?  It works for me 

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Posted: 01/07/2016 at 07:23

Thanks Clari   Pinch and punch and white rabbits and all that ........ 

How's that wrist?

Good morning all and G'day Pat 

I'm going to make some scones when I've had my next coffee,  and butter them take them up to the farm shop with butter and some of the gooseberry jam I made yesterday 'for the workers' 

Plant names

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 06:35

I saw some of those the other day - they did look lovely - but ...... 

Forum design update

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 20:22

@ Flyfifer - I sometimes find that, when posting on my iphone, if I use the backspace to remove a typo I am then unable to continue writing the post.  

I've discovered that if I hit the Done button the page then becomes 'live' again and I can continue typing.  

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