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Cauliflower conundrum

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 10:20

They vary - yours sounds good - I'd have cauliflower cheese for supper tonight if I were you 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 09:56

Verdun - a pic of Star Child if you please 

Cauliflower conundrum

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 09:45

Now I'm confused - you do know that the part of the broccoli plant that we eat is the flower, don't you?  Lots and lots of little buds 

Cauliflower conundrum

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 08:56

Cauli flowers ............... of course, that's what the white 'curd' is - the flower of the cauliflower - break it down into smaller pieces and you have 'florets'  http://www.cookthink.com/reference/120/How_to_cut_a_head_of_cauliflower_into_florets 

 

Companion planting

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 08:54

I agree with KEF - a little misting in the mornings, and a little tap and shake of the flowers - I think it's a pollination problem.

Good luck 

Flowering Rhubarb

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 08:41

Sorry   Fish Blood & Bone - slow-acting organic fertiliser 

Flowering Rhubarb

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 08:24

Give them a sprinkling of FB&B and keep them well watered in dry spells.  When the leaves die down give them a good mulch of well rotted farmyard manure (around not over the top).  That should perk them up - plants flower to reproduce themselves and maintain the species etc - quite often if they're stressed a bit they'll send up a flower spike in case they're not going to survive.

So for plants that we grow for their foliage (rhubarb, lettuce, chard, cabbage etc) they need to be grown fairly soft in rich soil.

Plants that we grow for their flowers or fruit need to be grown just a bit 'harder' 

Portuguese laurel not showing red stems

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 08:17

Hi Adrian  

I suggest you speak to your supplier .

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 07:51

Morning KEF 

I've discovered that I can't use the electric polisher today 'cos it's a two man job retrieving it from the depths of the garage - will have to get it out at the weekend - so jobs today will be smartening up the bathroom and making a spag bol for supper.  If the weather picks up I'll try to put the garden back together, but at the moment it's too wet to work out there. 

Slug and Snail slime

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 07:36
How funny!!!

 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 08:07

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 19:27

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

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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