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Talkback: Tackling perennial weeds without chemicals

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 09:02

I thought that woollen carpets with woven backs were OK, but foam backed ones are a definite "no no".

shrubs

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 09:00

What about a variegated euonymus? Otherwise Choisya "Sundance", has golden leaves.

Any ideas what this is?

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 08:54

Careful, Iron Sulphate can stain paths. Good for moss in lawns.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 08:43

Just had a look, lots of people I don't know or who don't post anymore.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 08:32

Morning all.
Not a very good night for me. I was too hot, threw off duvet, found a sheet. Then there was a big storm, cooled down, too cold. The trip switch had tripped which meant electricity had turned off. Now all the timers are wrong and the DVD machine will be back to 1st January. Water heater might have turned off.

Ate too much cake yesterday. OH gave a talk to local English, tea and cake afterwards. All weight lost from tummy bug is now back on

Going to see Dordogne Damsel this afternoon.

Garden design

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 20:47

I'd never heard of them, so had a look on Google, rather striking. But Van Meuwen sells them and some people on this forum have been disappointed with them, I don't know about their roses though. I like David Austin roses, smell good and fairly disease resistant. I have a Madame Alfred Carrière climber which I planted in 1992, repeat flowerer, lovely, but almost white. I thought you wanted colour.

Freezing corn on the cob.

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 12:30

For stripping, just the niblets, I half cook the cobs, then strip them, freeze in bags, then cook them a very short time in a little water or butter. They've been OK, definitely not sloppy. I usually freeze them whole though, but it takes up space.

Freezing corn on the cob.

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 09:56

What do you mean "lost them" Alan? I use both those sorts of bags, so long as the air is kept out they should be OK.

Not what it looks like

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 08:35

Just dawned on me, that's "The Mentalist".

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 08:32

Morning all.

Cheese and onion crisps with Maltesers, KEF??? You're not expecting are you?

OH is giving a Power Point talk to local English people this afternoon. I am doing teas. Made fruit cake yesterday. Just off to make choc cake.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Gardener's World and the average gardener

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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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wyre-forest-why

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Changing avator picture

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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Gardens we have visited 2013

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no emails as well as small text

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Cleaning greenhouses

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