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Posted: 15/04/2013 at 14:37

Tell us more about where you grow them, what you do and what goes wrong 

Brussels sprouts

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 14:35

I don't grow sprouts nowadays, don't have the space, but this question stirred a memory from a GQT a long time ago - I remembered something about nitrogen as the sprouts are forming - I've Googled and come up with this


scroll down to Pests and Problems

hope it helps - let me know next Christmas 

Whats your opinion?

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 14:26

Stephani - is this a link to the same survey that you've just thanked us for responding to? I don't want to come over as unfriendly, but what's the point of repeatedly posting the same ling?

As someone who has worked in marketing, I can assure you that irritating the public won't get you the responses you need.  You only need one thread on here - if it drops off the bottom of the page I'm sure no one will mind if you bump it back occasionally - maybe daily for a few days - by adding a post to it.  But to keep starting new threads will annoy people.

Hope that's helpful - good luck with your thesis. 

Under trampoline plants?

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 14:17

Only been on a trampoline once - dislocated my knee  - most painful thing I've ever experienced, including childbirth - still having problems with it 9 years later - never again 

Sycamore invasion

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 14:12

Seeds from our two beautiful big ash trees blow and take root everywhere, but I just hoe them out - I'd rather have the trees and have to cope with the seedlings than not have the trees - our fingers are crossed that they don't succumb to the plague, but we're in a hotspot right here 


Posted: 15/04/2013 at 14:09

Rhubarb & Custard cake just out of the oven Verdun - give it 5 mins and I'll cut you a slice - would you like a slosh of single cream over it? 


Posted: 15/04/2013 at 12:59
blackest wrote (see)

........ Anyway time for a brew i think

Well, if you've got the kettle on I'll have a sit down and put my feet up for five minutes - the washing's on the line, the bread has been baked, there's a cake in the oven and I've tidied some old pots ready to repot some pelargoniums, but a cuppa would be good ..... black coffee, no sugar please 

Germination of some wildflowers

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 11:04

When did you sow them?  It may well have been too cold for them to germinate - if they've not rotted in the cold and wet they'll probably germinate when the soil temperatures have warmed up a bit 

Wilting laurels

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 10:12

You may lose all the leaves that they have and they may look very sorry for themselves, but there's always the possibility that once their roots have got over the shock of being transplanted in what will have been unfavourable conditions, you may well find them leafing up again.  Plants won't grow properly until their roots are  doing their job.  Fingers very crossed 


Posted: 15/04/2013 at 09:25

Today I am mostly wearing SANDALS!!! 

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