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cucamelons

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 13:45

I ate one at Garden Organic last year, about the size of a large Walnut. It was delicious, I suppose one would add them to either a salad or fruit salad. It wasn't bitter.

Help. Not sleeping.

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 11:07

When I experienced this at the beginning of the menopause, I was so desperate after months with only 2 or 3 hours of sleep that I went to a Homeopath. He gave me some stuff to take and it upped my sleep to 5 or 6 hours per night; bliss.

I know a lot of studies are pretty negative about Homeopathy, but I think if it works, use it.

Composting

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 10:57

Have just sent them a message, hopefully they will get back to me after the Bank Holiday

Composting

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 10:52

(I feel like Dr. Who now) A few years ago there was a piece on Gardener's Question Time about horse manure that was killing people's gardens. It was caused by residues of weed killer (presumably for killing ragwort) that had passed through the horse's digestive system.

I don't know much about weed killers, but would NEVER personally put plants treated with it on the compost heap, just to be on the safe side. When I use 'Weed and Feed' on the lawn, the packet says not to compost the first 2 or 3 cuts of grass. I know some weedkillers are neutralised on contact with soil, but I still would not feel happy about this.

Have just looked through my notes on what one can and cannot compost; there is no mention of weedkiller. So am going to email Garden Organic and ask them.

It's my birthday

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 10:33

Panda, love the archway. What will you be growing over it?

The mystery of my Verbena Bonariensis

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 21:54

Tomato seeds will survive a sewerage plant process!

Verbena Bonariensis in my garden, does not get re-cycled through compost, but simply self seeds with or without help from birds and insects. It means that come September I will dig out all this year's little seedlings and overwinter them in the g/h.

If it is a warmish winter, like last year, then this year's plants will keep going, but normally I lose them in a cold winter. So next spring the over-wintered seedlings will get planted out.

Bag the weeds!

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 21:47

Good idea LP

Which fruit for shade?

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 21:45

For some years I tried to grow rhubarb; only had success when I put it in dappled shade

OK, who's got it?

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 21:44

The problem with a lot of sheds is that from the outside, you can unscrew the hinges

I'm not a normally suspicious person, but neighbours warned me that garden furniture can be 'nicked' around here. So both of the benches are discreetly chained and padlocked to concrete fence posts

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 21:34

Wendy, such lovely photos of a wonderful garden

Discussions started by artjak

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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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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Last Post: 26/07/2014 at 18:50

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 22:32

Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:54

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 20:12

Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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Last Post: 21/07/2014 at 11:31

Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:17

Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 14:57

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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