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Posted: 25/04/2015 at 13:01

My seedlings have perked up a lot, but one planter with wallflowers and forget-me-nots will never look as good as the other one and a couple of shrubs are looking sad, Nandina Domestica waiting to be planted and a willow whose leaves turn pink (was a present, not sure where to put it yet) has lost most of it's new little leaves. The roses in pots have perked up too. - For those who asked

What to do with this broccoli?

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 12:56

I meant to say "shoots with purple buds, yellow flowers"! Eat buds with some stem, remove flowers.


Posted: 25/04/2015 at 10:56

I did hear that, Dove, I just haven't heard anyone pronounce it like that.

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 10:00

I'm opening my garden in May so will chop afterwards. The main plants I chop are the very tall rudbeckias, such as "Goldquelle".


Posted: 25/04/2015 at 09:58

I love getting the 2 for 1 entry card and booklet on gardens to visit. I live in France and we go to England for holidays, always visit gardens. Pays for the subscription for the mag.

Looking up current additions to threads

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 09:53

That's what I do too.

What to do with an old butler sink any ideas please??

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 09:50

Use it for rockery plants. Make sure the drainage hole is draining and put gravel around the plants.

What to do with this broccoli?

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 09:49

Looks like Purple Sprouting broccoli. Doesn't make dense heads, makes shoots with purple flowers. Pick the shoots and eat them, simmered for a few minutes, add butter. Pick off the flowering shoots, it should make new purple ones.

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