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Posted: 07/11/2015 at 19:52

How I envy Fairygirl. Tried all my life to make scones, but never look good. Follow all instructions and they still fail to rise. Yours look perfect.

Boooo. No more GW until spring.

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 21:15

What a star Nigel is, isn't he. Yes, Monty too!

Apple choices...?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 18:01

I know we all have different tastes, but do try George Cave. It is so very juicy, and really delicious. Only drawback being, it tends to fall to the ground too readily.  They can be picked in August.

Any blackberry jam makers out there at the mo?

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:36

Wow! Cookery questions now! I love it. Maybe someone could answer my problem. How in the world can I prevent homemade ice cream becoming so hard. I rather think there is an ingredient one can put in the mixture.

Dogs and Manure

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 13:25

Oh! how I love dachshunds too. Now have a golden retriever, such joy she is.

French beans.

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 13:11

Am I correct in thinking that french beans are treated the same as runner beans regarding crop rotation? Bearing in mind runners are regularly planted in the same location year after year, I was wondering if it  applies to  french beans as well. I hope so!

Seed sowing.

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 21:15

I would be interested to know of anyone who uses those seed sowing devices. I guess there are a number of types, and one presumes, quality. I noticed recently, an advert in D. T. Browns catalogue one priced at over £12. I am sure it is advisable to chose one that can cope with various seed sizes. Would welcome any thoughts from anyone who has used these seemingly handy gadgets.

Weed killer.

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 18:25

Many thanks Dove. My reason was regarding a rather large patch of onion sets on land which has never been completely clear of weeds. Our fault of course! I was told that Totril was specifically used for weeding the allium family. Hence my interest. Now, thanks to the web site I realize It cannot be used by hand held sprayers. Oh! dear!

Weed killer.

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 20:29

Has anyone ever used a product called Totril. It is a selective weed killer. I have enquired at our local garden center today, and was told they had not heard of it. Maybe it is only available in commercial horticulture. Any help would be appreciated.


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 18:05

Thrilled to bits, for at two twenty this afternoon there was a swallow on the wires, in the farm yard. Thank goodness we left the barn door open to make them welcome. For these parts they are early, usually late April.

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French beans.

crop rotation. 
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Seed sowing.

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Weed killer.

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Precious site.

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Regular contributers.

Every day. 
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Feeding birds.

Fat balls. 
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Bird Feeding.

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Tender Perennial.

Convolvulus Altheoides. 
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Convolvulus Star of Yalta.

Mystery death. 
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Spring soil.

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Sowing dates. 
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