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Lavender

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 18:30

I'd keep them on the dry side during the winter - they can cope with cold, what they don't like is cold and wet.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 18:23
LesleyK wrote (see)

... Cooked 2 chillies, 3 bolognaise doing cottage pies later (shedload of minced beef) and chicken curry and chicken in mushroom sauce tomorrow. Phew. Bet Dove's doing wonderful classy stuff...

 

Not really classy  - a fish pie for tomorrow, (cod, smoked haddock, salmon and cockles, lots of parsley from the garden in a creamy sauce - fluffy Maris Piper on top) and a huge Daube of Beef for Saturday - (ox cheek, mushrooms, carrots, shallots, olives and a bottle of red wine)  simmering away in the oven now - it'll take about 4 hours.  There'll be plenty left for Monday and maybe Tuesday too! 

House has had a quick wipe over downstairs and our new rug (delivered today - a real cowhide) looks fantastic on the polished parquet.

Cake and Picnic pie to bake tomorrow for the picnic on Sunday, plus a quick wipe over the bathroom.  Friend isn't leaving Gloucs until late morning I think I'll have time to do what has to be done 

RUBBLE IN GARDEN

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 16:14

But if he's using rubble rather than buying in shingle, gravel etc for drainage at the bottom of a deep raised bed ...?

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 16:13

I don't suppose that Lidl  said they would put proper labels on their plants, did they? 

Ponds

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 16:11

Right, let's think again .................... 

Sweet peas

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 15:51

Wherever did you find info on the web suggesting that they might be edible?  That's dangerous 

Ponds

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 15:45

You need shallow 'beaches' sloping down into the water rather than shallow areas 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/56546.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 I know this is a bit bigger than you had in mind, but it's actually a very small pond. 

is there such thing as a cherry tomatoe BUSH?

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 14:38

I think the friend misunderstood and it was a 'bush' tomato - i.e. a determinate variety and you don't take out the side shoots.  

Ponds

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 14:36

Hi,  I'm not sure how successful a wildlife pond it could be if it stood 2ft tall - how would frogs, newts etc get into it and what about the essential shallow areas?

There's some info on this earlier thread http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/wildlife-gardening/wildlife-ponds/2103.html 

But get the right balance of plants and you don't need filters. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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