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Latest posts by david spikes

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 21:35

the house smells of tomatoes roasting with garlic and basil-as long as the oven was on made a chocolate cake. your industry makes me feel a lazy swine. will have to think about that while i sit on the deck, look at clouds and read Wolf Hall. the pages about the death of cromwells daughters are amazing. good to read that ol is no longer shattered.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 19:50

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 tomato avalanche-slow roasting with garlic and olive oil and into the freezer.             steve309 have you ever- i do this every year. wait until cold nights(but no frost)has stopped new growth-cut them back by about half-or not-shake all the soil off the roots-hang them upside down in a cool, dark dry place-friends of mine just hang them on clothesline in the basement but i put them in brown paper bags to hold the leaves. in the spring pot them up place them in the shade until they sprout. if there are any i particularly like i do cuttings then.

Dinner Party Guest (who would you invite?)

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 17:05

charles II, william shakespeare, queen victoria to do the washing up

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 20:54

good looking plant combo there fg

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 aster oblongifolius

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 cat in the colchicums

Lavatera

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 17:49

they strike really easily from root cuttings

Lavatera

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 16:50

lavateras are hard to move because tap rooted-cuttings or seed probably the best plan

dahlias dahling

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 16:49

dorgogne you get the prize-what an amazing plant and beautiful

dahlias dahling

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 18:57

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thomas edison 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 17:18
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 berlandieri lyrata-smells like bittersweet chocolate. have some more than tentative plans for the garden but hard to get into autumn redo mode when temps are still in the 90's. great dahlias, i like messing with them from seed-bishop will not grow here-or at least not for me.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:33

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 giant nasturtium grown from the one 20 year old seed that germinated

Discussions started by david spikes

along came a spider

i'd run away too 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 20:51

autumn crocus

do you grow them 
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Last Post: 29/08/2014 at 08:27

dahlias dahling

show us your best 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 16:44

whats cooking from the garden

its all good 
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Last Post: 24/08/2014 at 15:00

sunflower seeds

and the pear tree is full of birds cooing and twittering 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 18:14

phlox paniculata

would that they were mine 
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Last Post: 26/08/2014 at 13:26

clematis tie dyed

great blue variegation first of its type 
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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 17:54

what were they thinking of

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Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 18:18

overachievers

great thread on underachievers. think we need to balance it. do you have something which has gone gonzo this year after fiddling about forever? 
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Last Post: 06/06/2014 at 16:33

just curious

usa/britain 
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Last Post: 04/04/2012 at 20:47

searching for seeds

stuff i want 
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Last Post: 29/02/2012 at 23:53

Talkback: Dieback on Leyland cypress hedges

it looks like improper trimming or it could be spider mites if they are the soft evergreen curse in the uk that thet are in nev. 
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Last Post: 08/05/2012 at 10:26

bulbs

all through the year 
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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 20:25
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