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Growing basil and other herbs

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 07:24

Tomsk, I use those supermarket plants often, but I just pot them up and keep in the kitchen. They are usually quite etiolated and would need hardening off before planting outside in case there is a cold night.

Blackberries

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 07:21

Blackberries are pretty invasive, keep an eye on it's progress if you are keeping it.

If you really want b/b's it may be better to dig this one up and get a named variety from a nursery.

No such thing as a bargain!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 07:15

julie williams, welcome Hope you enjoy the forum.

Blackbirds in the mower shed

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:12

Could you post one to me please?

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:10

Oh, but Verdun; do you know where your coat is without a woman to find it for you. I just have memories of 'Where are my socks?' and 'Where is my shirt, and oh, it hasn't been ironed!'

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:08

Get your hat too verdun!

Old Fashioned / Cottage Garden

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:07

Either buy plants or get seeds of single, NOT double blooming plants, avoid the black one as I think that is quite a recent type. I have been growing from seed for the first time this year, using Antwerp Mixed plus some other mixes. The plants are now about 10cm tall and will flower next year. I have no idea what colours they will be.

I suggest that you also get Delphiniums for the height, Lupins if you have the space; they have a short flowering period and I don't have room for them.

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:01

Perhaps we should only talk about kittens and leave the serious stuff to the men (excuse me I just have to go and be sick)

I'm digging a pond by hand...

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 20:58

I painted a mural in Tenby for a hotel more than 30 years ago; they had just had a swimming pool built, a large one. It all had to be dug by hand as there was no way to get machinery in there. All the earth had then to be wheel barrowed through the hotel, out the front and up a plank into a skip. Those guys were heroes

Steve, you can do it!

Blackbirds in the mower shed

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 20:53

Nut, that is a lovely photo, I am worried as for the first year I have not got a blackbird singing on the TV aerial. I wonder if this is because I was given a Jack Russel last August and Blackbirds seem to feed a lot on the ground. The dog would not go for them, but they don't know that.

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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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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Last Post: 22/10/2014 at 09:59

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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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 12:54

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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