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gardeners world

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:10

Don't forget Gardener's Question Time - Radio 4 at 2pm today!!!  


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:06

Blackest - take a pic of the tuberous crown and let us have a look - it might be something wonderful ....

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:02

The first looks like either the white form of borage or the white form of comfrey - someone, probably Nut will know which!

As for the second - if you pick a leaf and bruise it, does it smell of anything - onions or garlic for instance?

solar powered water feature

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 12:21

Lost for words Lily? 

gardeners world

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 12:20

Aw, Clack's Farm - I remember it well, and Arthur Billitt - but I was naught but a gardening infant back then  - and at least no one could say 'It was better in the old days' because those were the old days 


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 12:14

And I've pulled some more rhubarb (shall make a rhubarb and custard cake tomorrow morning) and do you remember the Purple Sprouting Brocc I planted very late last year - we've got enough to go with our roast pork today 


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 12:13

Lily - they're called Ancilla 

I've just been out between the showers and sown some Sorrel 'Blood Veined' - they're the sort you cut for salad leaves.  Now it's wet out there again.  

On a brighter note the beetroot I sowed direct into the veg patch on the 10th March are just peeking through - that's not bad going 


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 11:35

Oh KEF!  Just read about crown and the bacon sarnie!    I once lost a large filling due to a bacon sarnie - the dentist blames our mothers for making us eat our crusts - he said that more fillings and crowns are damaged by being wrenched crooked on breadcrusts than almost anything else he's come across!  


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 11:29

Just to let you know that Hefty Hedgehog has woken up - he left a 'big deposit' in the garden last night - I'll put some food out in the usual places this evening 


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 11:22

Why does it always rain on me????????? 

As for tulips - remember the free ones we got with GW mag?  The first of mine are out


 Tulipa Ancilla free with a GW voucher last autumn 

 Sorry, not brilliant photo - using my phone in the rain 

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plant offer in the Guardian 
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Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Does anyone remember .... 
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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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