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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 17:55

Son using heatwave to defrost freezer.  Didn't know he was so sensible 

Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 17:49

Roasted potatoes freeze well so you could get ahead for Christmas. And mash freezes ok too. And you could make fish cakes and freeze them. Shepherds Pie too, homemade ready meals 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 17:40

in the absence of qualified medical advice from Punkdoc, that sounds reasonable course of action 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:52

Right - I'm off to stay with son and get car sorted.  I may see you via his iPad - if not I'll see you when I get back.

Yviestevie - you have a PM

Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:47

Rats do love potatoes. How big is your shed?  Is there room for an old (not working) chest freezer - you could put the sacks of potatoes in there - with the lid down that should be rat proof. 

Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:39

Hi NewBoy

I only grow new potatoes and eat them as we harvest them.  Brother is a big potato farmer and grows thousands of tonnes - they're all stored in huge chilled stores. If I'm lucky I get a sack of potatoes (and some carrots, parsnips, onions and sprouts) from him at Christmas and I keep them in the garage - cool, dark and frost-free. 

 

Prunus has lost all its leaves

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:28

It does sometimes take a while for pictures to upload - or sometimes the photos need to be smaller.

Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:25

They're probably too warm. They need dark, dry and cool conditions.

Anyone recognise this mysterious seedling?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 13:59

But the plant I'm showing you is a mature plant - seedlings will be smaller

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

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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