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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 12:14

And I've pulled some more rhubarb (shall make a rhubarb and custard cake tomorrow morning) and do you remember the Purple Sprouting Brocc I planted very late last year - we've got enough to go with our roast pork today 

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Posted: 23/03/2014 at 12:13

Lily - they're called Ancilla 

I've just been out between the showers and sown some Sorrel 'Blood Veined' - they're the sort you cut for salad leaves.  Now it's wet out there again.  

On a brighter note the beetroot I sowed direct into the veg patch on the 10th March are just peeking through - that's not bad going 

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Posted: 23/03/2014 at 11:35

Oh KEF!  Just read about crown and the bacon sarnie!    I once lost a large filling due to a bacon sarnie - the dentist blames our mothers for making us eat our crusts - he said that more fillings and crowns are damaged by being wrenched crooked on breadcrusts than almost anything else he's come across!  

Hedgehogs?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 11:29

Just to let you know that Hefty Hedgehog has woken up - he left a 'big deposit' in the garden last night - I'll put some food out in the usual places this evening 

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Posted: 23/03/2014 at 11:22

Why does it always rain on me????????? 

As for tulips - remember the free ones we got with GW mag?  The first of mine are out 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40031.jpg?width=350

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40033.jpg?width=350

 

 Tulipa Ancilla free with a GW voucher last autumn 

 Sorry, not brilliant photo - using my phone in the rain 

standard

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 10:40

Lavender should be trimmed after flowering - if you cut it back now you'll lose the flowers.  When it's flowered cut it back - but not into old wood. 

Sounds a lovely thing 

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Posted: 23/03/2014 at 10:38

Morning Blackest - not seen you around for a bit - good to see you 

weeding especially grass

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 10:37

Yes, I agree with Phasmid - stack turf upside down in a heap and let it turn back into topsoil.  

But if it's just lawn grass with the soil shaken off the roots I'd either dry it out and burn it, or put in the compost heap (providing it has no seed heads, and also providing it's not couch grass which spreads by putting out runners - if it's couch grass put it on the bonfire or in the brown bin)

Water Butts STINK!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 10:33

I don't know of any tablets that will do that - don't know if others do - If you need to water anything with rainwater right now I'd dip a bucket into the top to get clean water and avoid the sludge which will be at the bottom.  Then  I'd empty the lot and give it a good scrub - some people use a very dilute Jeyes Fluid, but I'm not keen on using it for environmental reasons - I've just googled and found this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Just-Green-WATER-BUTT-CLEANER/dp/B000O5DV52 - - has anyone else tried it?????????? 

Does your water butt have a lid on it?  Mine do and I find that keeps the gunge to a minimum.  

By the way, don't use water from water butts for seedlings and very young plants - use your tap water - it'll help prevent fungal infections etc. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 10:26
Fairygirl wrote (see)

I just have grass Dove - mine aren't posh enough to be lawn 

Although maybe the bit I'm putting in the back garden could be lawn....perhaps for a spot of croquet on a warm evening...

Crochet more like 

I didn't say that mine are grass lawns - they're a good mix of fine grass, moss, prunella, wild marjoram, and daisies at the back, and in the front one we have stronger grass, daisies, dandelions and three-cornered leek   The wildlife love it - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! 

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