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Growing Celery successfully

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 15:37

Celery can be tricky. Young plants mustn't get cold and must harden off properly as it can affect them later on if they are chilled. Have you got self blanching or ordinary? The ordinary ones will need earthing up if you want them white. Various ways. Plant in a trench and fill in as they grow. Earth up like potatoes. Wrap newspaper or corugated cardboard around them. They can then be earthed up or not but it will keep them cleaner! Celery needs an awful lot of water. As I live in Dordogne it can be very hot and dry in summer so I don't grow it anymore.

lemon balm

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 15:28

You can split it and it grows like mad and seeds itself in my garden. Not sure what to do with it all. I chop it up and add it to breadcrumbs for coating chicken and pork. I've tried making a cordial with the young leaves, but I'd rather have elderflower any day. Any other suggestions? Please.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 15:24

Just seen, I've done 2000 posts

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 12:04

It's looking great GG. Love the soft romantic look of the front garden.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 12:01

Thunbergia, I've just planted some out.

How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 11:59

Thank you Nut, that means it's OK 'cos romantic is what I like!

Gosh, Osakazuki, you've managed to get a lot into tht space. It looks great, wouldn't think it is as small as that.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 11:56

My notifications have stopped again. Bother.

What's your Flower of the moment?

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 10:40

Brummie Ben, found it's name, it's Sutter's Gold small climber, can also be a hybrid tea. It doesn't show on the photo, but it's buds are flushed red and the young flowers have a reddish tinge on the outside of the petals.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 10:10

Morning all. I feel for you Maud, hope Dad's feeling better today.

Fairygirl, I was wondering about Blackest too. Perhaps he's on holiday.

Sunny, going to go and put out washing.

What's your Flower of the moment?

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 22:52

Although it's been a cold, wet spring in Dordogne, sometimes colder and wetter than in England, the plants are still ahead here. My irises are now over, so are the aquilegias, apart from one I bought in England in April.
My flowers of the moment are roses.

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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 Can't remember it's name.

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