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Plant ID

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 20:05

I would say that it is a gerbera too.I have one which is kept indoors but there are some that are supposed to be hardy.Unfortunately mine didn't survive and they cost a fair amount too.

They are lovely flowers and one of my favourites with all the lovely colours.

Making raspberry jam

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 19:26

Yes I use about 3/4 of the recommended amount of sugar and sometimes a bit less and it works fine.

I have just opened a jar of damson jam that I made last year and it is perfect.When opened I store in the fridge.

I only make small amounts of different jams so they do get used up quite quickly.

Perrenial runner beans?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 19:48

My neighbouring allotmenteer always grows fantastic runner beans and this year he has some that originated last year.He didn't dig them up and they just started to grow again.When he pulled a couple up they had formed big tubers,he gave these to someone else and they have grown back as well.He is going to leave them in again this winter and cover them with a mulch just in case we have a cold winter to see if they come up again.

I wondered if anyone else has done this as I wouldn't have thought it possible seeing as how beans are pretty sensitive to the cold.I am going to try leaving my climbing french beans to see what happens.

Making raspberry jam

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 19:30

It is best to use jam sugar for raspberries.I find that using less than the recommended amount results in a better flavour and it's not too sweet.I have never had a problem with storing jam with less sugar content .I still have some in my cupboard from last year that is still ok.

mystery plant

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:51

As far as I can remember it is just multi purpose compost which has been there for a couple of years.The colour is pretty accurate in the photo.My husband took the photo and he was a bit too close I think.Unfortunately the flower has finished flowering now so can't take another one.

I thought that it looked like an orchid but wanted to know what others thought.

Thanks everyone

mystery plant

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:12

I would love to know what this plant is.It popped up in a shallow window box that is attached to my summer house.There is nothing else in the box except some sea shells.

The photo isn't very clear but I hope that someone will recognise it.


NGS yellow book

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 17:00

Thanks.What a pity.You never know things might change.I live in hopes.It's always the same when you plan something and then find that it is not available anymore.

NGS yellow book

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 16:30

Thanks,I will do that.

NGS yellow book

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 16:15

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this but I want to know if Carole Kleins garden will have an open day this year.I can't find it on the yellow book app.

I would love to visit it as I am a big fan of hers.

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Perrenial runner beans?

runner beans growing from last years plants 
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mystery plant

cluster of blue flowers 
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NGS yellow book

Carole Kleins garden at Glebe Cottage 
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