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tomatoes

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 17:37

Sounds like one of the ox-heart varieties to me.

My Hydrangea cuttings have rooted, now what?

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 15:04

Depending on the size - I'd probably pot it on next spring and again later in the summer as it grows, and then plant it out in spring 2017 - just so that it gets additional tlc while it's small. 

At least it's well watered

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 13:56

We're on a meter - that's why I set the timer - I don't trust my memory!!!

My Hydrangea cuttings have rooted, now what?

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 13:49

I'd pot them on into individual pots - using a mixture of two thirds John Innes No 2 loam-based compost, and one third multi-purpose compost.  Keep them outside in a sheltered spot, not in direct sun - a cold-frame would be fine as long as it has plenty of ventilation.  They'll be fine outside in the winter.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 13:44

Oooh, I'd love some ice cream ........ but we had a big bowl each of coconut ice cream last night ......

I had thought about mowing the lawns - I've given up thinking about it - it's too hot to mow lawns - 26+C

Do you remember that a few weeks ago a robin flew through the house into our sitting room and perched on the rocking chair? Just now a large green female Southern Hawker dragonfly did exactly the same thing - then it went to the window and was rattling about in the wooden blinds - fortunately I was able to open the window and shoosh it out without it being damaged.

Littleo problem with low growing weeds

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 13:29

Get yourself a Dutch hoe and just tickle it through the soil as demonstrated here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH9QJYbp3zo Afraid you have to wait a bit before it gets to the hoeing bit.

Please don't worry about asking basic questions - we all had to start somewhere

badgers in gardens

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 11:38

I too started my life on a dairy farm - this was in Bedfordshire, Pa kept Red Polls and Dairy Shorthorns   Then the family moved to Suffolk - we then had a mixed arable farm with pigs and poultry. 

We get our milk from this local farmer http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/10433359/Marybelle-the-local-dairy-farm-raising-the-food-bar.html who supply the farm shop on the edge of the city where my OH works. It costs a bit more than milk from the supermarket, but you can taste the difference - even if you only use skimmed milk as we do.  And the yoghurt and creme fraiche is superb

Horseradish - When to Harvest

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 11:14

When we had horseradish in the garden (and hedgerows) we just dug a root as we needed it. Pa would dig it, peel and grate it and Ma would make horseradish sauce with it.  Any grated root left over would be put in a jar with some vinegar and used to make sauce next time we had roast beef.

Hydrangeas

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 11:09

I love the look of the fading flowers - I think they're part of the attraction of hydrangeas

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