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garden plants and nurishment

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 17:03

With the alliums patience is the answer - flower stalks will come ...... later


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 16:56

The sun's just come out in Norfolk  

Better late than never ....

Compost bin full of potato plants :(

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 16:54
Mel Mcbride wrote (see)

Yeah Berghill - I can imagine they'll be very tasty! But I'm worried that each one of those spuds that grows becomes another plant next year.. and so on..

Only if you don't remove them and cook them - and by then it'll all be compost and you'll have emptied the bin and spread it all on your veg patch or wherever, and you'll have started another bin full

Weed (?) identification - when they are seedlings

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 16:09

Have you tried clicking on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post - if you get an error message try clicking on the OK button and waiting a bit ... good luck


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 13:35
Steve the Gardening Vet wrote (see)

If I can be slightly unpleasant, whatever your religious bent or not, our bodies are just clever machines and it is the effect we have on people and the memories that we leave them with that matter. Not where our physical bits end up after death.

Everyone deals differently, some cry, some go quiet, some laugh. Are any of these people wrong? Not at all, losing someone is dreadful and no one should feel guilty for not being able to tend a grave afterwards be that for geographical reasons or emotional.

Do I think tending a grave is bad? No, not one iota. I just personally didn't want to.

Absolutely agree Steve - 100%


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 13:27

I agree with Punkdoc - in my experience Blue Angel takes a little while to work up to being 'very large'


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 11:03

Just thought I'd better let you know I have been up and about for ages - just didn't say Hello

Off to the shops now - see you later - have a good day folks

Happy Easter - know your bunnies

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 10:44
Yviestevie wrote (see)

Dove if I had my way you would be head honcho at the League of Nations.  You always seem to find the exact words to say to difuse any situation.... 


LOL Yvie, try telling my family that - if only people would listen - it's so much easier when it's written

Happy Easter - know your bunnies

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 10:42
GemmaJF wrote (see)
Dovefromabove wrote (see)


To move back to the Easter Bunny - he was totally unknown to me as a child.  This is a very interesting article


That seems like a bit of a biased an inaccurate article there Dove. There are literally hundreds of links to the 'Easter Bunny' in Celtic tradition, of course in different guises, the most obvious belonging to the Lutherans who had the 'hare' as a the symbol, he was a bit like Father Christmas, and would judge if the children had been good or bad.

It was the linking of the Easter Bunny with bringing Easter Eggs which I think is valid to say was later and probably derived in the US  in the 18th century from German immigrants. This is the 'Osterhase' but both elements  have much deeper and long traditional roots in Celtic (or pagan if the term must be used) tradition. Clearly though the immigrants were bringing with them long held beliefs and traditions.

Happy 'Eastertide'. 



Which is why I thought it was interesting   I've been talking recently with a German friend on a Food Forum about Easter traditions  

It seems too easy to dismiss the connection - apart from anything else, the visible presence of the hare at this time of year more than at any other time would surely lead to a connection with Eostre - and of course the use of the term 'modern' in the article is disingenuous - there's modern (as opposed to pre, ancient and early history)  and then there's modern

Aubergine seedlings - leggy?

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 09:37

Try a sheet of white card or reflective foil behind them to reflect light - it often helps on windowsills.

Good luck

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

ID for hardy geranium please

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Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

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Copper tape

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Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Please help me choose 
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Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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