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Posted: 20/10/2013 at 19:33

Is your soil acid or alkali?  If it's acid that may be why raspberries don't do well. 


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 19:31

Helly BL - I'm not surprised -  BBQ steak usually fills me up 


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 19:30

Gardengirl, has that blue one got a cauliflower in the middle?


 If so, perhaps KEF can have that for supper - anyone got any cheese sauce


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 18:46

Painted all my life Verdun - that's what I am - a painter - even when I have no time to paint - it's the part of me that is always alive - I'm always seeing things as a painter does, watching out for line, form and colour - the same things that a gardener watches out for, but in a different way.  


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 18:40

Gammon hock, carrots, leeks, split peas and herby dumplings any good KEF?  There's enough Spicy ginger cake left for pud.

Chicky - that looks good 


Wolf peach tomato

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 18:37

As I understand it Wolf Peach is  a translation of the Latin name for tomato,Solanum Lycopersicon esculentum ,  it was called that in the old days when they were considered inedible or even poisonous.  

When it was discovered that they were edible they were then called Love Apples, as it was thought they were aphrodisiacs, but their Latin name was still S Lycopersicon esculentum. 

Do you have any other clues as to what sort of tomato seeds you have?  Are these the ones you bought on Ebay?


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 18:23

I've been looking at pyracanthas Chicky - which one have you got your eye on?


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 17:14

Did I say damp - change that to wet ..... very wet ..... stair rods! 


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 17:11

Still fairly mild here Verdon - Sweet Rocket is producing a third flush!  But overcast now and damp.  

rhododendrum bother

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 17:08

Has it ever been repotted into fresh compost, and does it get fed with anything?

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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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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

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What is this ornamental tree please?

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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