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Dinner time

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 11:08

Today I will be cooking Calaloo Red leaf for the first time, I first came across it in the U.S. Virgin Islands in a soup (the veg, not the Islands) Will report back on results.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 11:05

BizzieB, love those rosehips

FG, that combination is stunning, it was a very bold move to paint the fence black, but it really works

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 10:51

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54039.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 For sunflowers, I would use this enamel jug (I put the egg in the pic so you can see the scale of it)

Yum yum

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 20:29

I've just harvested Crystal Apple and didn't peel it and I'm still alive!

Can soft fruit bushes be transformed by pruning into cordons?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 20:13

Verdun, I would like to stop my blackcurrent from getting too large and 'leggy' what would you recommend?

Dinner time

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:43

I became a bit of a star in my neighbourhood as I was giving people small amounts of home grown Apricots! I think I had 40 this year. If I improve my pollination techniques with a fine paint brush, maybe I will get 60 next year! Grown in my lean-to greenhouse

I just love taking produce round to friends and neighbours. In the last week it has been bunches of Sweet Peas (you have to pick them every day for them to keep flowering) and punnets of sweet red dessert gooseberries.

Never planted veggies or fruits - need advice

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:36

I second that

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:34

OL, the cucumbers are Crystal Apple, Mr. Fothergills seeds. The packet says that as they ripen they become deep yellow. I would not like to eat them any more ripe than they are now as the seeds are already quite large.

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:29

BM, that is Stock in the jug, the painting behind the Sweet Peas of Phlox dates from, I think, Edwardian times and I'm not quite that old so it isn't one of mine

Talkback: Water butts and hoverflies

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 21:07

I'd love to see a photo of that

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Well, I never knew that!

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Slow cookers

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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

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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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Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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