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Dill

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 21:04

I love Dill and always try to grow some. I put some in the cavity of fish before cooking in the oven wrapped in foil. Or lemon and dill sauce with truite bleu. (a large saucepan of simmering water, some vinegar and trout that has been cleaned and wiped, but not washed; just a few minutes simmering then serve with dill and lemon sauce)

What veg are you growing this year?

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 21:00

Thank you for that scroggin

Neglected Rose

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 20:58

...and cut it back again in the Autumn and possibly shape it more precisely in late Feb next year.

Neglected Rose

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 20:56

I would gently cut away the branches that are flapping around, remove the plants/weeds at the base, give it some rose food or well rotted horse manure. In the Autumn, please plant it in a larger pot, with Fish Blood and Bonemeal mixed in with the fresh compost, place the new container on a large saucer, so that it can suck up some water when you are not there. I love this way of growing roses, I have 2 half standards by the front door and they are much admired.

Bear in mind that a rose that is confined like this does need feeding, dead-heading it will ensure many blooms.

What veg are you growing this year?

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 20:49

scroggin, how do you manage with Celeriac? My neighbour said that their's only grew to the size of a golf ball

philippa, you are sooo lucky to have space for chickens. Some mornings, the mutt and I walk past a garden with a lovely chicken run under some old apple trees; they get up surprisingly late! When they are out they are such fun to watch.

My bird feeders are placed where I can enjoy watching...

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 20:18

Lavande, Sunflowers are easy peasy

 

Daisy lawn in trend!

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 20:16

Do you mow this wonderful lawn at all?

What veg are you growing this year?

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 20:04

This year I am growing in bed

1. Sweet corn 2 types, Calalloo, Broad Beans 2 types, Radishes, Leeks.

2 Celeriac (have been warned this may not produce much), Calabrese, Elephant Garlic, Soft Neck Garlic, Red Baron Onions, Rocket.

3 Snowball Turnips, Spring Onions, Cos, Little Gem, Lettuce Mazur, Peas, Spinach 2 types, Runner Beans, Dwarf French Beans, Fennel.

4 Rainbow Chard, Brussels Sprouts, more Leeks, Purple Sprouting Broccoli.

In troughs, Courgettes, in pots Carrots 2 types, Hamburg Parsley, Potatoes 3 types, Marmande Tomatoes.

In greenhouse Aubergines, San Marzano Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers.

Watercress is in pots in 3" of water. Globe Artichoke just about to be planted.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45806.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 19:53

Fabulous evening bump

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 19:47

Philippa, I have emailed you

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