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chelsea chop

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:18

Saturday's i newspaper, Anna Pavord said to disbud Dahlias until a good strong framework of leaf and stem has been built up. Don't know if this works on Asters

Got Big Courgettes. Recipes, please!

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:14

OL, you could always serve the men with some chops on the side


Posted: 11/08/2014 at 13:25

I have 2 shorter obelisk type shapes, they are in large pots, supporting clematis and have been there for about 3 years I think. Had to bend the legs in a bit with pliers to fit pots. I would think that whatever plant you have growing up it will anchor it pretty well

Create a feature using top soil

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 20:47

Or, since you have the digger in, dig out a circle, bank up the earth gently, including the soil from the patio and have a really protected sunken garden. See pics from The Old Vicarage at East Ruston to get a feel for this kind of thing. You could grow quite tender plants because they would be protected from the worst of the weather.

Wind damaged Buddlea

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 20:36

Fishy, you could cut down a buddlea to the ground and it would bounce back with knobs on

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.

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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What is this please?

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Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

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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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

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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