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After a good day in the garden

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 21:07

Runnyb, I posted the soup recipe on the Big Courgette thread; it is so good I'm making it for the second time!

Field Beans as Green Manure

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 21:02

...are field beans (which I believe are related to Broad Beans and I think are the only bean indiginous to Europe) supposed to be planted at this time of year? Or are they the type you plant in the Autumn? I would give them a bit longer; if one has sprouted maybe the others are not far behind just make sure they are in moist earth. I thought the farmers round here, who export beans to Egypt planted in the spring, but perhaps I only notice them growing in the spring.

Clear pond please !!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:54

A small bale of barley straw, probably available from a pet shop will clear it; it's what all my neighbours use. BUT the EU in it's infinite wisdom has apparently forbidden it's use for this purpose as it has not been tested. So I would just go ahead and get the barley straw as I hear the barley straw police are having tea at the moment.

Frost?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:50

Here in the Fens, I needed a hot water bottle last night Am worried about toms ripening if it carries on being this cold, especially at night.

After a good day in the garden

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:46

Homemade Damson wine, home grown fennel and pear soup and homemade bread with cumin and a slice of manchego (?) cheese

What is this strange plant growing on a gorse?!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:43

Bob, thank you for that wonderful link; I also watched the 2000 year old Magnolia seed developing and the fungi releasing their spores; incredible

Composting

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:30

That hot-heap compost may still need to 'cure' for a month or 2. I have seen very high tech snazzy versions of this at the Sandringham cafe/restaurant. I think the compost was made in about 18 days, but the professional gardeners on the estate, combined with the instructions that went with the machine did not apply the compost for some time after; it was left in an open compost bay I believe.

It's my birthday

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:24

Verdun, I think your mother is very lucky to have such a caring son.

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:22

Love the litle glass vase arrangement

Gardening Buddy.

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:16

Lilly P, Flossie stays until there is someone she can bark at and then goes haring down the garden barking all the way (she was going behind the studio and taking a short cut across the veg patch - so had to make little gate to stop that route - she instantly learnt how to open the gate so it is now very secure) I then go haring down the garden behind her brandishing a squeezy bottle of water shouting 'No barking' and 'in the house'. This eventually works, we do this several times each morning and it keeps us very fit

Discussions started by artjak

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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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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More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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