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Posted: 22/05/2014 at 19:31

That's sounds really positive Verdun   I know my delightful and ever so slightly batty aunt enjoys the time she spends at the day centre, and she's a jolly lively soul 

Non-sprouting purple broccoli

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 19:18

Try cutting the central shoot out - that should trigger the development of  the sideshoots.  

Gardener's World TV show

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 19:12


Posted: 22/05/2014 at 19:06

How do you mean, '.... they are looking as if they are not going to open...." ?

Can you show us a photo or two?

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 19:04

Welcome janetclaire 

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 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!!! 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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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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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


How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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