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Some people have fairies at....

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 20:15

Obelixx; that had me laughing, they all look so serious!

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 21:30

The label has faded on that rose, but it is a climber from rosebuddies.com

I love apricot coloured roses

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 13:49

Like that echinacea milkshake Verdun

Let's Remember Them

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 11:12

Very moving poems from Fishy and Frank

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 10:54

BM, love that blue jug.

This weeks flower arrangements;


 Almost the last of the sweet peas in an Ikea milk bottle


 Stocks and Verbena Bonarienses, there aren't many long stemmed things at the moment


 Just a real Cottage Garden bunch

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 10:50

Beaus Mum, you may like to grow this one next year; Cosmos seashell


 It is curious how each petal forms a mini trumpet

What to grow after peas and beans?

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 21:39

pumpernickel, KEF is right, the nitrogen on the bean roots seems to not be available to other plants.

I have just been working out crop rotation from the RHS site. As far as I can see, you follow legumes with brassicas, but add compost/well rotted manure first. Don't grow root veg if you have added the compost as it will make them grow into weird shapes

Got Big Courgettes. Recipes, please!

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 21:31

I would cook them ASAP then freeze the cooked dish if you don't need it straight away

Garden Design/Future Trends

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 11:43

Susan, you may get a better response if you ask specific questions rather than such open ended ones.

Got Big Courgettes. Recipes, please!

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 11:41

BBC Good Food had 10 courgette recipes the other week.

I had a large white courgette this week and did this;

Set oven to 180, butter a largeish oven proof dish,

Slice tomatoes and cover base of dish.

Slice courgette and place in a layer, Slice 3 or 4 large spring onions and a good handful of fresh herbs, sprinkle these over courgette.

Do 2 more layers as above. whisk 7 or 8 eggs with salt and pepper and pour on. Grate some cheese or slice cold boiled potatoes, enough for one layer, then some cheese.

Place in oven for about 50 minutes, checking to see top does not burn and that all the egg has set.

Serve hot or cold.

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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What is this please?

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Last Post: 10/09/2015 at 21:52

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 10:29

Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

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: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

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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