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Is it Ok to keep picking rhubarb

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 22:07

The plant will die down over winter. It doesn't need protecting over winter. Rhubarb comes from Siberia. But mulching with well rotted manure is good. It will start to grow new stems in the spring. If you want to force it to produce an early crop you can place a forcing pot/ old chimney/ upturned bucket over the crown after Christmas. This will encourage earlier pinker and more tender stems. 


Posted: 21/08/2016 at 19:14

Falling asleep on the sofa now     ...... blame Mo 

See you in the morning folks .............. 

Hedge at end of the garden

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 18:46

Definitely privet.

I think what your neighbour is trying to explain that the harder you cut it back the thicker it will grow.

Clear out dead leaves, ivy and weeds from the bottom of the hedge to let air and light in..  Give the area at the base of the hedge a feed with Fish, Blood & Bone (a slow release organic fertiliser) as per the directions on the pack and cut it hard back - watch Monty Don on Friday's Gardener's World  - he was talking about cutting the hedge a bit wider at the bottom than the top - this will make sure that the bottom of the hedge gets sunlight as much as the higher parts of the hedge - this will stimulate fresh growth.

New raspberry row

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 16:09

We have Polka - we're very pleased with them - large tasty fruits and lots of them.  And my son says my raspberry jam tastes better than any he's ever tasted before.  

Plant identity please

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 14:47

Nope, can't open the pic - have another go ... 


Posted: 21/08/2016 at 14:10

Didn't you manage to need rescuing Fairy? 


Posted: 21/08/2016 at 13:28
punkdoc says:

Poldark. More objectification of the male body, by you ladies [ ? you too Hosta ] !!

See original post

 Mmmm ... I've noticed that  my OH seems to be looking forward to seeing Demelza again ........ although he did prefer Angharad Reese to the current one ...

help unknown veg?? newbie

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 13:11

Shaun - any chance of a photo? 


Posted: 21/08/2016 at 13:07

If you're buying bulbs online, I can really recommend this firm 

Good quality bulbs, properly packaged and delivered when they promise they will be. 

What is this plant, please?

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 12:13


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