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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 19:51

Just googled sorrel - mine is Sheeps Sorrel.

Apparently, according to a 17th century physician, it is "of great use against the scurvy, if eaten in spring as a salad".  Will bear that in mind next time I fill another wheelbarrow with the stuff.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 19:46

Dove - thank you so much for measuring - I have noted it down in my garden notebook - and the photo confirms that it looks just as good as I remembered.

Stacey - echo the others - don't wait, ring tomorrow

Did far more weeding than I thought I could get done.  Does anyone else get sorrel coming up everywhere - its such a pain and has roots that run all over the place.  Still, to look on the bright side, at least I've no bindweed.

Tied in some of my climbing roses - think they will make the top of the pergolas next year


Posted: 29/09/2013 at 10:52
Hi there Potty - we missed you !!


Posted: 29/09/2013 at 09:40
Morning - a day for pottering methinks - probably with hand trowel and weeding trug. If i set out to tackle everything that needs weeding i would feel a bit overwhelmed so i am approaching it stealthily instead!

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 09:36
Mini munch cucumbers - lost count of the number we have had from two plants. They taste delicious ( who'd have thought a cucumber could taste of anything but water) and are just the right size for a sandwich.

Won't bother with Ailsa Craig tomatoes (tasteless and mushy) - but will do Marmande again


Posted: 29/09/2013 at 09:23
Because tulips are more susceptible to the tulip fire virus if the are in the ground in the warmer autumn months - i have always been told to wait til november. Store them somewhere cool and dry til then, and make sure they are not in a plastic bag or they are likely to rot. A paper bag or mesh sack is best.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 22:37

Lizzie - a cold frame AND a little black dress.  What more could a girl dream of .  Well done OH!!

Wildlife Habitat

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 22:34

Great stuff Tracey.  Good for bugs but lovely to look at too

Greenhouse or garden

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 21:37

But once they have got through their first winter they will be fine outside - they're pretty hardy

What's in a name? That which we call a rose...

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 20:00
Hi MMouse - Cultivate would appeal to me more. Sanctuary Gardens brings to mind a health spa

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