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GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 20:31

My lovely pig farmer neighbours came over for a drink earlier, their garden and parts of the piggery (?) were flooded yesterday, for the first time in 30 years.

Are you finding this is a poor season?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 20:27

Outdoorgirl, I am so sorry for you, after all the work you must have done to get the beans this far...but tomorrow is another day (to quote from 'Gone with the Wind)

guess who's hiding in my compost bin

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 20:14

I have one living under the flower bed. The Jack Russell kind of knows that 'something' is there so she is being a vigilante, with me telling her often NOT to go on the flower bed.

GG, I would just carry on as normal; the snake probably likes the heat generated by a well run compost bin. (my new BIG bin was actually smoking slightly as I turned it the other week so added a little liquid to cool it down)

New Allotment but what to grow now?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 15:32

If you look at thread 'growing times', by medavid ... I have listed loads of veg that can go in now or soonish.

Growing Times

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 15:30

The ones I listed should be grown out of doors, unless you are far North in UK, except the 2 for a greenhouse with a frost buster, so it does not go below freezing; though you could happily grow those 2 on a windowsill in the house.

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 15:23

Very soggy here, had loads of thunder earlier, but it is warm, so it's better than a slap round the face with a dead mackerel

Growing Times

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 11:09

I can't get the link to work

Got Big Courgettes. Recipes, please!

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 11:08

OL, another time you could do the recipe and then add crispy streaky bacon broken up

Growing Times

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 10:44

...and that company have very good sowing and cultivation instructions. I don't own shares in them honest

Growing Times

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 10:42

For Autumn sowing I will be doing; Red Baron onions, Turnip F1 Tokyo Cross, Spring onion F1 Guardsman, Winter density lettuce, Kohl Rabi Delicacy white, Endive Frisee, Chicory, Carrot F1 Eskimo, Cabbage Durham Early, Beetroot PabloF1, Corn Salad.

In the g/h Basil Greek and Watercress.

All from very cheap and they tell you what you can plant month by month

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