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Posted: Today at 10:26

Right, off to visit Ma .......... see you later folks  - have a good day


Posted: Today at 10:22

KEF, try the marmalade with this weekend's curry and see if he notices that

Have you tried this mango chutney?

It's the nicest I've ever tasted, not gloopy and syrupy, just really tasty.  The Bhajiman lives near Norwich and his business has grown out of his retirement hobby - watch out those of you who think that retirement is about taking it easy  

plugs turn white and kill my cuttings.

Posted: Today at 09:46

No probs - we'll get there

So, if I've understood properly you've taken some cuttings and put them in these little jiffy pellets made of coir and peat etc.  and now they've dried out.

To be honest I don't like these jiffy plugs and peat pots etc.  As you say I find it very difficult to regulate the watering properly.  I think they probably work for large scale commercial operations, but not so good on a small scale.

I use little second hand plastic pots for cuttings, several cuttings around the edge of a pot.  They're cheap (or even given away at some garden centres), and can be washed out and reused hundreds of times, so work out even cheaper. 

I also save yoghurt pots etc for the same thing - make several holes in the bottom with a hot bbq skewer and you have a little pot

Purple sprouting brocoli

Posted: Today at 09:35

We all live and learn Veggie fingers

Many years ago when I had an allotment we had the most horrendous winter, and many of the old allotmenteers' purple sprouting looked dead or dying so they pulled it up.  I had a young family and wasn't able to work on the allotment much in the winter and although I meant to pull it up I didn't get around to it  ......... by the time the village Spring Horticultural Show happened my broccoli had recovered and was producing a fantastic crop and it was the only broccoli in the village - mine was the only entry in the Broccoli Class in the show and I won first prize!!!

What to do with my Dahlia tubers now please?

Posted: Today at 08:11

Awww - I like their simplicity

plugs turn white and kill my cuttings.

Posted: Today at 08:10

What sort of plugs?

When did you get them, what are they planted in and where are they?

What are the cuttings and when did you take them?



Posted: Today at 07:42

Another coffee needed here too Bushman

 and maybe some toast?

Clematis wrapped round tree

Posted: Today at 07:23

Mmmm   I'm not a magnolia grower so I'm not sure how happy your magnolia will be with a lodger - I would only grow a big clematis up a tree that was past it's best but where it's presence was still needed to contribute height or provide screening.

I suppose you could use one of the smaller types that need cutting hard pack every year - a viticella might work perhaps?

What to do with my Dahlia tubers now please?

Posted: Today at 06:57

LOL no - the name is from the Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer comedy show Shooting Stars

and the fact that when we moved here this garden was full of pigeons

My avatar picture is a lithograph by Picasso which is in the Tate (I'm a trained artist although I do very little painting now).


Posted: Today at 06:50

She's lovely

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