Dovefromabove


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Looking to try and identify a old green vegetable

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 20:27

My guess is that it's Good King Henry, also known as Markery amongst many other names.


"All Good, Markery, Mercury, English Mercury, Mercury Goosefoot,
Perennial Goosefoot, Many-seeded Goosefoot, Oak-leaved Goosefoot, Red Goosefoot,
Common Orache, Long-stalked Orache, Spear-leaved Orache, 
Prickly Saltwort, Fat Hen or Shoemakers"


http://www.seedaholic.com/good-king-henry.html 


Weeds

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 20:21

Its also very good steamed and added to mashed potatoes to make Colcannon. 

plant to climb up dead bay tree

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 19:50

Another vote for honeysuckle here.  It's never happier than when its climbing up a tree - great for wildlife (nectar and berries) wonderful scent and straightforward to grow.  


Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 19:27

  There's three seeds in each pot Obelixx, and they're only very little pots really.  


I shall be planting them out in clumps of three, as per Monty's system.  Got to give them a bit of space. 


I heard a radio interview a few weeks ago about that POW who left  the money to the villagers who befriended him.  Lovely

Large Pittosporum

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 19:21

Hi


There's some advice on this earlier thread http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/how-should-i-shape-my-pittosporum/4416.html/ 


Don't know if it helps 

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Posted: 20/03/2017 at 19:10
Hostafan1 says:

Evening all. 


Gosh, hasn't it been lovely and peaceful on the Forum today?


See original post

 Are you casting aspersions? Just 'cos I've been out all day 


But look what happened while I was gone ... 



Missed replies

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 17:39

Do you mean you need to change your email address on this forum?  


Go to your name in the top right corner, click on the round flower logo, then click on My Settings, then Personal Settings.


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Posted: 20/03/2017 at 17:08

Just had such a laugh ....  OH listening to the Radio News heard that '...Dame Vera Lynn's 100th birthday celebrations have been hampered by Paul Weller!' * 


As he said, 'What's he up to now?' 




*poor weather!  Duh! 

Last edited: 20 March 2017 17:10:25

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Posted: 20/03/2017 at 17:01

GWRS -  it's Gardener's Question Time - the Radio  4 gardening programme - brilliant.  And I get to submit a question ...   I was in the audience once before, a very long time ago - when I was fifteen! 

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Posted: 20/03/2017 at 16:59

Obelixx   is it the paint?  I know modern paints aren't supposed to be nasty nowadays, but my ex was a builder/decorator and he was once very poorly with headaches and nausea when he'd done a lot of decorating - hope you're feeling better soon. 


I could tell it was spring as I drove south - apart from all the glorious wild cherry blossom (and there really is a lot) there was a field of rape coming into flower and a squidged hedgehog on the road 


Two infallible signs that winter is over, no matte what the weather does. 

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