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Plant ID's

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 14:04

I think he's got it! I would say the same.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 13:32

Yum, I like a touch of cinnamon too.

I really should be outside cutting down old perennials ...

Autumn colour.

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 13:27

They flower for quite a long time, at least a month, unless they get caught by frost. Even picked, indoors, they can last 3 weeks.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 08:53

Morning all.

We like the Gallopers too, Dove. Enjoy Bressingham.


Posted: 09/10/2016 at 08:42

I thought more people would have answered by now.

I would eat veg from a bed it had been used if a few weeks of decent rainfall had happened since. I expect we all eat veg from supermarkets without knowing it had been used.

I have found that in winter if plants are still green that Glyphosate still works, but it takes longer.

Garden Confessions - 3 Worst Crops of 2016!

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 22:27

Got a good early crop from Firestorm runner beans then we had such a hot summer and no rain that all the flowers fell of the Scarlet Emperor and the Firestorm packed up.

Sweet peppers were great last year but were small and shrivelled this year despite watering.

Perpetual spinach failed to germinate. Second sowing produced 2 weedy plants.

The curly kale isn't curly, looks like cow food.

Sweet corn, broad beans (because before the hot weather), courgettes and cucumbers did well. Tomatoes were OK but kept getting eaten by thirsty birds, despite water left out for them.

Onion sets did well, but spring onions didn't germinate. They never do, why do I bother? OH likes them.


Posted: 08/10/2016 at 21:09

You could give it a go though. I've found it just takes longer to work when not the growing season.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 21:06

I thought Danny was great too. I also liked Daisy.

Tree seems to be bleeding

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 18:50

I fear it could be a disease like Bleeding Canker.

Autumn colour.

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 18:36

I live in France and find the French ideas about them a bit strange. The French don't seem to grow them for their gardens, they grow them to put in the cemeteries for All Saints and All Souls at the beginning of November. Garden Centres, supermarkets, roadside stalls are full of them the second half of October.

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