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Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:52

Lovely

Anyone have a garden blackbird?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:36

Brenda, our local blackbird imitates the sound of the door bell on the little local Post office, so the Sub Post Master has to constantly run through from the back to see if there is a customer. When i walk round to the P.O., the blackbird wolf whistles at me

Found a couple of new things in the garden.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:29

I think the Kerria may be called colloquially 'Sailor's Buttons'. I have never figured out why, I am sure there is not a Navy in the world where the sailors have bright yellow buttons.

Thanks to Folks on the Forum

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:25

How lovely, both the orchid and that you have thanked the brain boxes that gave you advice

Help with identifying plant by smell.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:22

Just about to close the blind by my computer, and what a sunset

On the theme of plants smells, when I was about 10 or 12, I smelt the most wonderful scent from a flower; it was a cosmos/Japanese anenome shaped flower, quite tall. But I have never been able to find that scent again; I seem to spend half my life leaning into people's front gardens to sniff this shape of flower, but with no luck.

It is not a sweet scent, more a wild flower fresh air sort of scent.

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:16

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:16

Bump and bark; what kind of puppy is it that you have Rosie?

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:13

On another note, I am growing Calaloo for the first time; had it in some soup in the Caribbean in '91, loved it, (it is a spinach type plant, slightly slimy but in the nicest possible way)  but never thought it would grow here, but went to the Compost Master's day out at Garden Organic last Autumn and there it was, growing in a sheltered spot out of doors.

So I got some seeds, put them in the heated propagator (my new toy) and they germinated in 4 days!! So any advice is v. welcome as to growing them on

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:09

It is a relative of the Jerusalem Artichoke. This range of plants contain 'inulin', which humans cannot really digest. This is why meals made from Jerusalem Artichoke and it's relatives may end up making you ...how can I say this delicately? JET PROPELLED (was that tactful enough?)

Oh eck

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:12

Discussions started by artjak

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 08/09/2014 at 13:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 03:25

bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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Last Post: 26/07/2014 at 18:50

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 22:32

Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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