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Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:01

Book M, it doesn't matter if you have hard or soft neck untill you try to plait them to get that 'continental' look. Hard neck does not plait, the clue is in the name. Have you tried growing elephant garlic? It is very rewarding and mild in flavour, great for roasting.

Hollie H, I plant garlic in late September/ early October.

whats this plant?

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 19:51

I have very fond memories of  Rose Bay Willow Herb. As a 4 year old in 1952, all the bomb sites in London from the 2nd World War had this growing, softening the horror of bombed out homes, it created a pinky mauve haze over the rubble.

Not getting notification e mails

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 21:53

Nut, I have pm'd you

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 17:38

Loved that Aquilegia

Not getting notification e mails

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 17:35

Again I haven't got the emails, this happened a few days back and I mentioned it to the moderator, got the emails and now I haven't

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 17:26

Happy Marion and Bev, such lovely pics

Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 22:14

I bought a Halls Silverline lean-to in spring 2012. The instructions were so bad that we could not make out if the drawings and photos were of the inside or outside. Halls were hopeless at responding to desperate emails and I still don't have the door handle!. My builder set it on paving slabs with some gravel inside as I wanted to plant a fan trained fruit tree, I made my own staging from pressure treated timber (£43 app. for 8' length with a shelf underneath) I have a small water butt at one end. I really recommend safety glass.

whats this plant?

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 22:03

nut, I am so impressed by your plant knowledge

Dead Head Alliums?

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 20:48

It may be that the birds like them too.

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 20:46

Happy Marion, can we see some 'boring' surfaces that you have painted, I am sure that you know 'Charleston' and the work of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, have you painted firniture like they used to do?

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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What is this please?

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Last Post: 10/09/2015 at 21:52

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 10:29

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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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

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

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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