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Posted: 14/12/2012 at 21:25

That pollution issue could explain why my roses did so well in London, but up here in the Fens the air is pretty clean but the roses seem to love the earth. Perhaps you had 'rose repeat disease'?

Grow it and eat it

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 20:23

Dove... in future I will give standing only dinner parties; my friends will be v. grateful when they lose weight!

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Posted: 14/12/2012 at 19:15

Verdun, I think I forgot to mention roses

Why can't you grow roses?

Grow it and eat it

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 19:05

I too love Nigel Slater's books; 'Tender' 1 & 2, but I think there could be a permanent programme; a seasonal one indicating what to grow, when, how. Then what to harvest that month, how to prep, cook, freeze, preserve. For example a friend has for the first time made medlar jelly, but it was a matter of pure guesswork to know when the medlars were 'bletted'(?). I would be very keen on that type of programme, possibly with 2 presenters who are not desparate for us all to love them!

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Posted: 14/12/2012 at 18:55

Broad beans, chard (it would be spinach if the stuff would grow for me!) Roses,roses, and just a few more roses.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 11:45

Fens frost free; hurrah!


Posted: 13/12/2012 at 10:05

I went and got the provado, ready for next season; I'm fed up with squashing beetles!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 10:02

Sunny, blue skies and very thick frost on everything.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/12/2012 at 11:27

Am going to try and upload a picture of frost (Tinkling Bell, I really enjoyed your mistake, was worried about your frozen pants)

 This is frost on flax; a plant I enjoy hugely in the summer with it's brilliant blue flowers, and now with the frost it is such a fine tracery of skinny stems against the little conifer, I love it. So as you can see it is a bit frosty in the Fens


Posted: 11/12/2012 at 19:14

Alina W,  Any idea how deep in the soil the wretched things are during the winter? Could I just replace the top 2 inches of soil in my large lily pots? At what time of year do you reckon the beetles start being active?

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