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feeling smug

Posted: Yesterday at 20:09

There are potatoes and onions in store; cabbages waiting to be cut; parsnips and sprouts enjoying the frosts. Disasters? .... Well yes there were a few but lets not dwell on those. Soon we have a new year so we can start again. Best wishes. May your next year be as good as mine.

Happy Christmas

Posted: Yesterday at 19:56

To the GW team and all forum members: have a good Christmas and even better New Year!

Heirloom Beans

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 19:27

Hi Dove. Where would I get seeds of Buerre de R? Are they Suttons, Thompson and Morgan etc?

Carrot problem

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 19:52

Covering with fleece works every time for me. Good luck next time.

Once again. SORRY.

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 17:01

You are all right but it doesn't hurt to listen. Perhaps the act of posting his feelings is enough. Ignore the post if it annoys.

What is your most favourite garden that you visited?

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 16:39

I love Helmsley too but I think my all time favourite has to be Great Dixter. It was a long trip but well worth it.

Brussel Sprout growing

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 19:35

I find that in order to have sprouts for Christmas the plants need to be in the ground by the middle of April. I grow Evesham in heavy clay with a dressing of lime before planting and they seem to do well. I grow them in a cage to protect against caterpillar attack but this means some slug and snail damage as the birds can't get in. Can't win 'em all!

What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 19:25

For me it is the smell of my uncle's shed. It was a lovely mix of grass mowings, soil and oil. We didn't have a garden when I was a child so these smells were evocative of summers spent in his garden with my cousins. Sometimes that same smell is in our garage taking me back to my childhood.

Longest lived plant

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 19:07

I have a fuschia in the garden that is around 35 yrs old. Does that qualify?

Favourite garden task?

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 20:36

I love most things about gardening but at this time of year I enjoy cleaning up the raised beds in my allotment. As I prepare for next year, ideas for new projects come to mind ensuring that the year isn't ending but continuing.

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feeling smug

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not easy being wildlife friendly!

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tomato recommendations

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scabby potatoes

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sacrilege or what?

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disappointing spuds

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tallish pond plant

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pea supports

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will my orchid flower again?

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chilli peppers

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getting started

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