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Latest posts by artjak

What lighting conditions does wild garlic like?

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 19:20

I made the most amazing Pesto using wild garlic leaves and I think walnuts. If you use horticultural membrane round it, it can't spread.

Garden produce recipes

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 19:16

Best recipe for a glut of Concord pears;

large plastic bags

Pears in bags

take to neighbours and friends

ID and renovation advice please

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 19:09

Mine is in semi-shade. Dove, I'm so young, please what is thruppence, is it ancient money, from before the 1980's?

is there anything i can plant now or should i just wait?

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 18:06

I will be planting elephant garlic in late October plus Broad Beans. Cabbage can be harvested for spring greens fairly early. For next year, consider sowing in July/August Winter Spinach and Kelvedon Wonder Peas for an Autumn crop - mine are flowering well at the moment.

ID and renovation advice please

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 17:58

I have one, but I was told in a nursery that it is not really Plumbago, though it is known as 'Poor Man's Plumbago'. It was given to me as Plumbago

Plant/Seed head Identification

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 17:54

My Clematis is similar; it was sold to me as Orange Peel Clematis. It is still going strong with flowers out now.

tomato fruit problems

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 17:52

Isabel, have just looked up the symptoms in my 'Veg and Herb Expert' book and can't quite find a description that corresponds with what you describe. The nearest may be Grey Mould, Botrytis. Have you seen anything happening to the stems?

Garden produce recipes

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 17:29

Lily Pilly, Last year a local farmer said 'Help yourself' to Bramleys, so I made Bramley Apple wine. With dessert apples I make apple pie with some cooking apple and a banana or 2 - a bit of spice (cinnamon, cloves etc, whatever you like) and then you don't need to add sugar. The result is divine

Have just made 'Winter fruit salad' - Pears, peeled, cored and roughly cut up and put into acidulated water.(water with juice of 1/2 a lemon)  Large stainless steel pan, big handful of walnuts, dried apricots and 2 bananas, vanilla essence and a slurp of honey, add the pears and some of the water, sieved, and bring to the boil, simmer for 3 or 4 mins. I then pour off the liquid and thicken slightly with corn flour, then pour back onto fruit. Refrigerate and have with Greek yoghurt for breakfast or pudding.

Plant photos from French hols

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 14:35

Yes Nut it is that! Very good for flower arranging, but a bit big for my gardenRunnyB, I didn't notice that the branches were that short, but they must have been strong. The olive grove was very magical with a misty feel to it.

Plant photos from French hols

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 17:28

 One photo I missed; there was a chestnut tree being attacked by a moth (I think) and last year it lost it's leaves completely quite early, so the owners have hung several of these containers around containing a pheromone (?) which will stop the cycle of moths and caterpillers.

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Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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What is this please?

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Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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