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What is this?

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 15:20

Euphorbia lathyris - caper spurge

They often pop up unannounced.  Beware of the milky sap - if it gets on on your skin it can cause extreme photo-sensitivity and cause swelling and rashes in sunlight.

Has any one made a gardening cake before

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 15:08

I used to make special one-off novelty cakes for customers - found that Madeira cake was the best base for them - it's that little bit firmer. 


Posted: 01/10/2014 at 14:23

That's eleven jars of raspberry jam made and still two containers full iof raspberries n the freezer so we can have some with a special pud at C*mas

At least if Woody pops in this afternoon there's some jam to put  on a scone


Filling a new raised bed.

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 12:25

Well rotted manure which has been incorporated into the soil in the previous year is fine for root veg, but fresh manure will cause root veg such as carots and parsnips to fork.

Digging up daffodil bulbs to replant

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 11:26

Plant them - if the growing tip is intact they'll survive although they may not flower as well as they would have.

Try digging up with fork rather than spade and also keep fingers crossed


Posted: 01/10/2014 at 10:06



Topbird wrote (see)
..............  It looks as tho I might now be able to quote the text I want to using the recommended 'formula' - but it was also putting my own comments about the quote in the quote box.
Any ideas why what I'm doing wrong please?

Once you've got the Quote where you want it, make sure you move your cursor so that it's at the left hand margin of the box where you type - you'll see that the Quote is indented a bit

If you want to edit the quote e.g. delete a bit of it , I find it best to do that after you've typed whatever you're going to say. 


Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 09:35

It would be lovely to see Linda again


Posted: 01/10/2014 at 09:34

Much better thanks LIly - can pick coffee mug up with left hand, and have done a couple of drives down to the vilage and Farm Shop with no problems.  Am driving to see Aged Ps and son tomorrow, all being well



Posted: 01/10/2014 at 08:44

Enjoy - East Ruston is free for RHS members this month - I was thinking only yesterday that I might take myself out there for a day

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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