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What you haveeaten today?

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 19:24

Have just looked on Wikipedia and found that it is a member of the ginger family, but much stronger!

What you haveeaten today?

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 18:34

Tiger, is galangal ginger?

Pruning lavender and rosemary

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 18:17

I have 2 Rosemary, one bushy and the other is (supposed to be ) columnar. But I have to keep pruning it and wiring it to stakes to encourage this. The other one I hack around as I please as it wants to be a small tree.

WEATHER this week

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 18:15

Derek, they are east of Mordorrrr. No seriously they are the area on the cusp of Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk. A lot is reclaimed land I believe from salt marshes, with also very rich river silt. Some of the fields are so black, they are almost purple when they are first ploughed. We have lots of canal type structures, not for shipping so much as drainage with pumping stations. It is very flat with HUGE skies; I love it, as an artist it is blissful to go out and paint a skyscape.

WEATHER this week

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 16:56

Same here in the Fens, extraordinary blizzars with howling winds, followed by gentle sunny weather


Posted: 11/03/2013 at 16:21

I have got the Linum Pernne; flax elsewhere and it certainly does toerate dry conditions. I love that blue, a plant that is really worth having.


Posted: 11/03/2013 at 12:27

I love that combination; a lot of the bed I described above has ended up purple and yellow as I tended to buy cheap stuff for there. I would like to introduce more blue. I'm not sure a geranium would survive the drought conditions out there, but I could dig out a clump from elsewhere and try it

WEATHER this week

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 11:00

nutcutlet, you are brave; just about to venture out myself, a quick dash to the compost bin!


Posted: 11/03/2013 at 10:58

Also, Verdun, does it actually flower at the same time as hypericon?


Posted: 11/03/2013 at 10:55

Verdun, I have a hot dry area in the strip I cultivate just outside my fence, facing south west, next to the pavement; it is a nuisance to water, so this Baptisia Australis sounds good for next to the hypericum. Would it survive the winters in the Fens? The Hibiscus is ok out there.

Discussions started by artjak

ngs garden in Peterborough

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More good guys

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bird nest in potato bag

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What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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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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Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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Emptying a compost bin

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Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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Cheapish potato planting bags

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