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Posted: 24/02/2014 at 19:24

I can give you Pear, Quince and Damson wine recipes if anyone is interested (there is a fair bit of typing involved; so only if you really are interested)

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 19:16

Philippa, I don't do Facebook (far too grown up for me). To bump the thread, to keep it active and therefore likely to attract responses, just come on to the thread, write the word 'bump' and submit in the normal fashion. Everyone on the forum understands that and won't think it peculiar.

I like your idea of all meeting up at the M5 junction. I'm tentatively thinking of May sometime, but you and Rosie know the conditions down there far better than I, so will bow to your judgement. What is WHY?

I can't help with loads of dosh either, as need new boiler.


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 19:08

Lil Amber, I'm fascinated by your filing system; mine is primitive in comparison; a shoe box for veg and a half shoe box for flowers, filed alphabetically, which means that I go through them each month picking out the ones to sow; a rather clumsy system - any advice appreciated

I always, always look at seed packets in shops, but I refuse to pay a lot, knowing that the germination rate is often not that high. But I do love it when seeds germinate and start peeping through; if my sweet peas don't come through soon, I don't know what I'll do

Any spare, but still viable, seeds would be greatly appreciated on the 'flooded gardens' thread (Consider it like going to The Priory, but for the price of a stamp)

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:49

Gardenjeannie, a great idea, Rosie, it would be brilliant if we did not need to bump.

Distinctive Shrub/Plant

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:44

Viburnam Tinus? or there are some winter flowering Clematis, I think maybe Wisley Cream?

Vegetable Seeds

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:41

In my experience, cheap seeds often mean a smaller quantity, which suits me fine; I don't really want 200 carrots

MONTY DON...disparu encore une fois?

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:39


Slightly off topic but preserving fruit

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:20

Tracey new and garden j, I'm not very knowledgeable about wine making, the last time I talked to a neighbour about it, he became rather superior and said,'Of course you haven't got to the stage where you can blend your own wines yet'. I have always found the easiest way when I have a glut of fruit, for example quinces is to just google wine recipes and choose the one that 'feels' right

I agree that not passing on info is mean. I can understand when it comes to paid work; I wouldn't give away paint processes that have taken me years to develop; but wine making is a hobby. I do have some interesting pickle recipes though; pickled garlic in balsamic is pretty amazing.

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:07

Dove, thank you; it is a Moorhen

 The bum of the flightlebee

Music in the Garden

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 17:57

Janis Joplin anyone?, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations...all good for dancing to.

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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

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Has anyone grown them? 
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Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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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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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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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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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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