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Posted: 04/05/2015 at 15:41

If is has an eye then you will get a shoot.

They are difficult to spot however, you could pot it up and wait 2 weeks for signs of growth if not bid it.

Best year for Rhubarb?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 13:09

Same here is like a tropical forest in the rhubarb patch!

I love this cordial recipe great for a summer's evening.

1. Place the rhubarb in a pan with 75ml water over a low heat. Cook slowly until the juices start coming out of the rhubarb, then turn the heat up a little. Continue cooking until completely soft. 

2. Line a large mixing bowl with a piece of clean muslin and tip in the rhubarb. Gather the corners of the muslin and tie together. Hang the bag over the bowl for several hours to drain. 
3. Measure the juice: for every litre add 750g caster sugar and 75ml lemon juice. Pour into a pan on a medium heat and stir to dissolve the sugar. Turn off the heat before it boils. Pour into sterilised bottles and seal. 
4. Serve 1 part cordial with 3 parts still or sparkling water.


Bargins on the high street

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 17:23

ok last try ... my £56 caccon reduced from £250 at Wisley last Autumn


Ground Elder

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 17:20

I did that last year, Took out the entire bed and washed all roots and replanted. This year I have just the odd bit coming up which I am spot treating. 


Bargins on the high street

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 18:08


Splitting Palm tree

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 18:07

Well i think I will forgo the division as I was expecting a mass of root structure and badly got a large underground trunk!

I have soaked the roots and will repeat tomorrow anyone want to give odds on survival?


If this was Yours ...

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:26
Stick it on eBay worth about ??50.

Splitting Palm tree

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 14:14
My mother has a large Austrailn Palm that was frost damaged years ago and grew 3 separate new trunks. The old trunk is still there and was cut to about 3 feet the new trunks are around 6 feet. Do you think it would be possible to divide the palm into 3?. Any my advice on how to proceed with this?

Bargins on the high street

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 14:48
Yes having trouble uploading hypos at the mo will try again later.

Bargins on the high street

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 11:48

My 56 quid cocoon!


well chuffed with that bargain wish I had brought 3!

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What would you bring? 
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Is this a rip off? 
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