Latest posts by Dovefromabove

How to deal with Wood Lice in pots

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 08:07

Woodlice do little significant damage, although they are often found where damage has been done by other creatures.  They're useful in the garden as they help break down organic matter in the composting process. 

Here's what the RHS says about them

Damage to roots and leaves is often caused by Vine Weevils - have you checked for them?

ID please

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 17:32

I was just going to say that Nut


Posted: 27/09/2015 at 12:23

Runny, trust the Daily Mail (spit) to get it wrong again - it wasn't Aiden and Eleanor embracing on the beach

it was OH et moi

Fruit & Vegetable Branding

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 11:38

I imagine that the main challenge would be recouping the development, production and promotion costs, given that the majority of plants can be reproduced by cuttings, even if the seeds are not viable, notwithstanding the protection provided by Plant Breeders Rights legislation.

Ideas on how Solve a Pet Problem Like this...

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 08:32

Yes Hosta, we arrived home yesterday afternoon.  We spent Friday night in a hotel in Bedfordshire and then visited the farm where I was born to 'say goodbye' for Pa. 

Plants have been unloaded from car and put in safe corner.    Now to sort out the washing and a glut of tomatoes, raspberries, beans and courgettes - the NDN didn't  help herself to them as instructed



Posted: 27/09/2015 at 08:23

Good morning Verdun

Glad the weather's good down there - it's good here too and there's lots to do.  For a start we have to persuade Hefty Hedgehog to move house away from the roots of the tree that's going to be felled in a few weeks' time ...


Posted: 27/09/2015 at 07:09

G'day Pat   Hope your hubby is back soon with the fire swiftly sorted. 

As our holiday was a little later than usual this year I really noticed the later sunrise and earlier sunset in Cornwall - they're about half an hour later than here in Norfolk.

I hope Panda slept well - I managed to wrench my shoulder/neck while on holiday and sleeping in a strange bed didn't help - it's still sore but I'm sure a few nights in our own bed, plus OH rubbing on the 'liniment' will sort it out. 

Identifying this bulb/seed?

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 19:50

Leave them to do their own thing Chrissie and enjoy them as one of the wonders of nature - they may or may not reappear next year, if and when the conditions suit them

ID and renovation advice please

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 19:45


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 19:43

GWRS - hope you have as lovely a holiday as we've just had

Hello Lyn   It was lovely to meet you and your OH  - what an interesting chap

In the end we didn't do any garden visiting   well, how could we want more after our visit to Hosta's lovely place 

The weather was so lovely we spent loads of time on the beach - exploring beautiful deserted little coves with rockpools full of seaweeds, sea anemones, crabs, shrimps, shellfish of all sorts and even some little fish.  We went for a few walks (not as many as we'd intended) and we had a lovely day in Marazion and went to a performance of Much Ado at the Minack theatre, did a bit of shopping, looked at art, ate out lots and lazed in the sun lots  

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