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Posted: 04/12/2013 at 21:18

It hasn't gone off Panda - we've just checked - thoroughly 


Posted: 04/12/2013 at 21:14

Hello 4th Panda - good to see you

One of today's tasks was to investigate some of the alcohol supplies in the garage to see what I needed to get in for Christmas.

Well, I found a bottle and a bit of Sloe Gin labelled 2004!!!! Thought we'd used all of that vintage but obviously not 

Well, I think this year's brew can go and sit in the garage and mature - we'll use the 2004 this Christmas, and there's no time like the present - your very good health everyone 


Posted: 04/12/2013 at 19:13

Lots more allotments available in Norwich this year 


I'm full of chicken and leek pie 

silly quotes

Posted: 04/12/2013 at 19:06

Here it is: 


Posted: 04/12/2013 at 16:27

I've got David Nieper as well, but he's trying to sell me silk lingerie 

We've got chicken and leek pie - when I put the pastry on top of it.

How long can you save seeds / bulbs for?

Posted: 04/12/2013 at 11:36

Bulbs - including garlic and onion bulbs need to be planted as soon as poss really.  

Some people swear by planting their garlic on the shortest day 21/22 Dec.  

As for seeds, some will germinate even if they're quite old, some won't.  I think there are some types which last better than others but I'm not sure which they are.  I will always try with old seeds, but if I desperately wanted something to germinate for the coming season then I'd get some fresh seeds as well - that way probably both lots would grow!!! 

Talkback: How to make a ladybird and lacewing lair

Posted: 04/12/2013 at 11:29

Wonder if you could make one out of rattan 

Too late to force bulbs

Posted: 04/12/2013 at 09:42

I agree re the bulb fibre Roger - give them some proper compost to feed the bulbs and then they'll last for more than the one year.  Bulb fibre is just for growing and throwing away 

I also agree about not trying to rush the bulbs - pot them up and leave them outside until they've got flower buds - then if you want them inside bring them in and enjoy them then outside for the summer, feed and nurture those bulbs and plant them out in the garden in the autumn and they'll reward you for several springs to come 

Best organic fertiliser

Posted: 04/12/2013 at 09:35

I also use FB&B for most things, and organic pelleted chicken manure.  I also use Westland organic Farmyard manure - particularly on the veg patch where it is rapidly improving the structure as well as the fertility of our very free draining sandy loam.

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..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Result of RHS Survey 
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plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Does anyone remember .... 
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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

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Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

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What is this ornamental tree please?

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