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Flat leaf parsley - are French and Italian the same thing?

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 10:12

I find the 'toughness' of parsley depends hugely on how it's grown - grown quickly and harvested while young, it's lovely and tender - grown more slowly and harvested when it's older and darker green and it's slightly tougher - but as I'm usually using it chopped, or as an aromatic in a stock, the difference is negligible.


Posted: 19/02/2017 at 09:08

I think the 'blue' refers to the colour of the new shoots , so when it puts up some new growth you'll be able to tell. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 08:47

Good morning all 

I thought I'd said that an hour or so ago but it seems not 

Sorry you had bad dreams Hosta , not hordes of marauding amphibians was it   ((hugs)). 

Unusually OH is working today to cover for a colleagues leave. Not sure what I'm going to do ... If the weather perks up I'll spend some time outside ... 

Jeruselum artichoke-can it grow in a pot?

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 08:38

Just a thought, globe artichoke flowers are much loved by bees and I think they're more attractive than the unrelated Jerusalem artichokes and are more suitable for growing in containers, albeit still very large ones as they grow into magnificent plants. I would use a very gritty compost, loam based, to ensure good drainage. Put them in a sunny spot and feed every couple of weeks in the growing season - they're hungry plants. 

Hope that helps. 

Jeruselum artichoke-can it grow in a pot?

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 08:28

If it's happy it grows as tall as most sunflowers and multiplies quickly via its tubers into a large clump. I think it would need a substantial tub and a method of staking to prevent it being blown over. 

I would use a loam based compost with added grit and organic matter. 

Plum tree pruning

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 06:55

I prune plums in late May/early June for the reasons given by Pansy above. 

Last edited: 19 February 2017 06:56:41

ivy leaf geranium

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 06:49

They're usually available in nurseries and garden centres during the summer from May onwards. 

Best cli

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 06:43

Clg Graham Thomas is a fantastic yellow rose with a beautiful fragrance. It has been voted the nations favourite rose. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 22:17

sweet dreams all 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 18:08

Gorgeous Pitterpatter 

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Wildlife online ... interesting website

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Ceratostigma willmottianum

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A wind-up/solar powered radio

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Which ones have you seen? 
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Anyone up for it? 
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Another ID please

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