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green tom picle

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 17:42

Ooh, I love the way the house smells at pickling time 

green tom picle

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 16:54

Hi Alan, yes you can simmer it in a pan for a bit longer to evaporate some liquid off - use as wide and shallow a pan as you can as that will aid evaporation - don't forget to stir or it'll catch on the bottom.  

Remember to sterilise your jars again and heat them up before filling with hot pickle 

Can you Overpower stinging nettles with wild plants???

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 14:54

Nettles and bindweed would gang up together against you 

Chelsea...........now and then

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 12:11
obelixx wrote (see)

............. Cleve West is a plantsman and combines them beautifully in his designs every year.  I can understand the design of his garden this year and his tribute to the origins of gardens as oases of calm and pleasure in a hostile dessert but I don't want one.   Chris Beardshaw is another all round designer and plantsman and his gardens are always covetable and inspirational.

Other garden deigners, Joe Swift included, are designers first who just use plants as decoration without really being gardeners who love and tend plants and gardens themselves.   I usually find their gardens clever or interesting or sometimes dreadful but they have no soul because it's about show not substance. ................

Oh how I agree!!! 

Rosemary and Water

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 12:08

I don't water any Mediterranean-type plants like rosemary and thymes during the winter - they can usually cope with dry cold, but they hate wet cold.

Hazels looking for a home

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 11:50

Hi Jim   There's a wildlife hedge with lots of hazel in the next garden 

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 11:02

I use a big of kitchen roll to wipe 'up' the plants, thus getting the undersides of the leaves - nasty gungy grubs - but I've found very few grubs so far this year thanks to being at home more since retirement and getting the beetles 'in the act' 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 10:48

Pond's very full !!!

Pot or not

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 10:03

Hi Alan

If digging holes in this garden didn't mean cutting out huge roots from our lovely ash trees, then I'd make a bog garden for astlbes and similar plants  http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Bog-Garden.

You've probably got more than enough to do at the moment, so I'd probably dig in as much FYM and compost as possible and set up a 'leaky hose' under the soil surface so that it's easy to connect up when needed to keep the soil damp. 

Turning Braken Undergrowth to a Wildlife area, Minus the Braken

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 09:56

Info here too http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=445 

Don't forget to compost all the bracken that you cut down - it'll be jolly useful.  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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ID please

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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

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