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Red bird bath

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 12:33

I had the birdbath before I had the pond - the birds use both - I think the pigeons are scared of the deeper water in the pond - you can see from the look on their faces they're thinking, "There be sharks!" 

Red bird bath

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 12:25

Mine does that sometimes - I scrub it out with a mild solution of Milton - don't know if that's right - the RSPB sell special bird disinfectants don't they - the Milton seems to work. 

Broad beans

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 11:54

I find they keep much better if I blanch them - but if I've got a few and I'm going to use them in a week or so I'll sometimes just pop them in a bag and straight into the freezer - but they're never quite as good as when I blanch them.  

Didn't have room to grow them this year - OH grew some garlic in the empty patch last autumn - very good garlic but I'm envious of your beans - I've bought some frozen ones 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 11:11

You obviously got him before the manufacturers had finished him off! 

Broad beans

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 10:46

I blanch them for about a minute then plunge into iced water - cool - drain - dry on tea towel and freeze. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 10:22

But how many cafés serve well-cooked fresh veg? All I'm offered in many places are frozen peas or the ubiquitous salad made from chunks of chilled red pepper and wet iceberg lettuce - and have you tasted some of the coleslaw offered in most chain restaurants/cafés? 

hi all from Worcestershire

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 09:27

Glad you enjoyed the performance 

 

Plant feeding

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 09:26

Totally agree Verdun, soft lush growth only leads to problems with slugs, snails and fungal infections 

 

Which netting /mesh for growing brassicas?

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 09:21

I'm growing a few plants of PSB as I did last year - I found last year that regular inspection was enough to keep them caterpillar free rather than spending money on the mesh - wish me luck!

hi all from Worcestershire

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 09:20

Hello Sue   Enjoying your travels 

A Cornish friend went to The Tempest at Minack last night and was disappointed in the production - how was it for you? 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 13:07
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