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Talkback: Growing your own Christmas dinner

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 15:22

kjd, what a good idea to do the comparison. I no longer buy any tomatoes in the winter or spring as they are so horrible compared to the ones I grow.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 15:18

That is great nut

Tea-time bump...mmm perhaps should invent a bump cake?

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 15:16

I would love to, but it would be so cruel; he's a bloke -  it would become flu...

Foxglove cuttings - anyone tried it?

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 11:00

Could one do it with Holly Hocks as it is so difficult to get seeds for the single flowering varieties in the more subtle colours?

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 10:56

Verdun (there's always one isn't there?)

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 10:45

Good morning; today I will be potting up hundreds of seedlings, some, like Holly Hocks for flowering next year.

Foxglove cuttings - anyone tried it?

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 19:21

Yes, I would be keen to see how that works

Cheapish potato planting bags

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 19:15

thanks KEF

how do they grow begonias tubers as a plug plant

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 18:48

It is possible that the plugs are grown from cuttings, rather than tubers. (or that they are cloned from cells) I believe (and begonias are not something I know much about) that it may be pretty easy to grow begonias from cuttings; or using the leaf method.

When your plants are growing well in the summer, you could try this; take a leaf, make a few incisions with a sharp knife, lay it on some moist gritty compost in a small pot, pin it down with dressmakers pins, place the pot in a clear polythene bag and leave for a week or two. In principle you should get several of the cuts in the leaves forming roots. And therefore...plants. If you have somewhere to keep them through the winter; a conservatory or frost free greenhouse or a south facing windowsill; you will have your plants for next summer; free. Though, one neighbour I believe digs up the tubers and keeps them somewhere dry and above freezing to plant in her troughs the following year.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 18:35

6.30 bump

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Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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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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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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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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More good guys

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