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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 19:35


Instant height - posts and chain, where to get them?

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 19:33

You could use pressure treated timber from a fence supplier; 4"x4" 6' or 8' tall, set into concrete bases. But these would not last as long as scaffold poles, again set into concrete. Fastening chain to the pole would be tricky, Alan is right about sourcing chain from Agricultural suppliers, but you would need some hefty bolt cutters to cut it to size unless the suppliers did it for you.

I guess you would have to drill through the top of the pole, attach a large bolt/hook with a nut and attach your chain.

Dinner time

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 19:23

mystery plant

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 19:22

Dove, great minds...

mystery plant

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 19:21

...Skarlett, to post a photo click on the tree icon above where you are typing and then follow instructions. I find it best to pick out the photos I want to post first so I know where to find them (files and tags etc are a bit of a closed book to me)

What if you rant about your neighbour and

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 19:18

Grateful D, I think there are a lot of forum members, but I don't think that many of them post on threads unless they have a specific gardening problem

Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 19:13

Like you FG I'm not squeamish about them; it's the hygene issue

Best ways of preserving beetroot

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 19:10

Roast Autumn veg; Beetroot peeled and chopped into 4 or 6, Pumpkin; scrub the skin well with veg brush cut open de-seed and chop into larger bits than the beetroot (think about what cooks slowly and cut it smaller) Red onions, peeled and cut into 4 or 6 wedges, 6 or 8 garlic cloves un-peeled. And then any other veg that needs using especially if it is a hot colour.

Heat oven to 180 with large roasting tin. Pour veg into tin with large slurp of olive oil and loads of fresh herbs stripped off their stalks, mix well, roast until beetroot is tender, stirring once (about 40 mins). This can be eaten now...frozen now....added to stock in blender and made into incredible soup

Dinner time

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 18:59

I posted on another thread about this; BBC Good Food have loads of Courgette recipes including Courgette Bread!

Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 18:57

The problem with mice is that apparently they don't have bladders, so they leave a trail of urine everywhere. There are also loads of mouse droppings under the kitchen sink and that is where I keep all the cleaning materials, dusters, and the cloths I use to wipe down kitchen surfaces. So the mice, whatever kind they are HAVE to go.

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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Last Post: 16/09/2015 at 14:35

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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