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Posted: 24/02/2014 at 19:08

Lil Amber, I'm fascinated by your filing system; mine is primitive in comparison; a shoe box for veg and a half shoe box for flowers, filed alphabetically, which means that I go through them each month picking out the ones to sow; a rather clumsy system - any advice appreciated

I always, always look at seed packets in shops, but I refuse to pay a lot, knowing that the germination rate is often not that high. But I do love it when seeds germinate and start peeping through; if my sweet peas don't come through soon, I don't know what I'll do

Any spare, but still viable, seeds would be greatly appreciated on the 'flooded gardens' thread (Consider it like going to The Priory, but for the price of a stamp)

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:49

Gardenjeannie, a great idea, Rosie, it would be brilliant if we did not need to bump.

Distinctive Shrub/Plant

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:44

Viburnam Tinus? or there are some winter flowering Clematis, I think maybe Wisley Cream?

Vegetable Seeds

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:41

In my experience, cheap seeds often mean a smaller quantity, which suits me fine; I don't really want 200 carrots

MONTY DON...disparu encore une fois?

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:39


Slightly off topic but preserving fruit

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:20

Tracey new and garden j, I'm not very knowledgeable about wine making, the last time I talked to a neighbour about it, he became rather superior and said,'Of course you haven't got to the stage where you can blend your own wines yet'. I have always found the easiest way when I have a glut of fruit, for example quinces is to just google wine recipes and choose the one that 'feels' right

I agree that not passing on info is mean. I can understand when it comes to paid work; I wouldn't give away paint processes that have taken me years to develop; but wine making is a hobby. I do have some interesting pickle recipes though; pickled garlic in balsamic is pretty amazing.

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:07

Dove, thank you; it is a Moorhen

 The bum of the flightlebee

Music in the Garden

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 17:57

Janis Joplin anyone?, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations...all good for dancing to.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 21:32

FairyG, I was brought up on Hollywood musicals; South Pacific (I'm gonna wash that man right outta my hair) which has the most incredible anti-racism song - 'You've got to be taught, before it's too late, to hate all the people your relatives've got to be carefully taught...' My Fair Lady, Oklahoma which has that wonderful song, 'Poor Jud is dead, poor Jud is dead...his fingernails have never been so clean (been so clean)...

I recently just saw the end of Singing in the Rain and the brassy blond  with Debbie Reynolds behind the curtain, sadly I didn't notice the arm movements, I'm not crazy about Gene Kelly so don't make a point of watching this film; I'm more of a Fred Astaire fan; he was so elegant, in fact I like to think that Verdun is a bit like Fred Astaire

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 21:16


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Anyone ever grown watercress 
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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

Reduced price potato bags 
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worst gardening old wives tales

what is the worst mis-information you have been given? 
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Hamburg parsley

Growing info please 
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plant I.D. please

plant in neighbours garden 
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Day out to RHS Hyde Hall

Just some pics that I took 
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Talkback: How to grow celeriac

I'm growing celeriac for the first time this year as I love making celeriac remoulade. Seeing the photos in the 'how to do it' article makes... 
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Become a Compost Expert

Free training to become a compost master 
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Help for flooded gardens

help for flooded gardens 
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Tibouchina Grandiflora Lepidota

Any info about care 
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Any tips on groing lisianthus 
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Garlic wars!

Garlic cloves are being dug up. 
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email responses

Why don't I get email responses 
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Yellow sticky fly traps

Has anyone made their own? 
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