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Posted: 03/10/2013 at 06:06

Good morning Stacey  and anyone else who might be up!  I've woken at my usual time but still feel achy shivery and my throat is sore so it's another day on the sofa with you lot for me.  Hope none of you catch it.

Anyone want a coffee - if so I'll make a big pot .... 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 20:57

Falling asleep myself now - see you in the morning - I've a feeling I'll be spending another day at home 

Sweet dreams everyone

Autumn Lawn Feed

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 20:23

Bumping this in case there's a Palm-ist about this evening 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 20:18

Sweet dreams Stacey 

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 20:16

I'm wondering if I've got room for some little pickling cucumbers next year - can anyone recommend any varieties?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 19:25

Oooh we'll keep our eyes open for you Stacey - are you likely to be in the serious papers or the tabloids?  

Wine making

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 17:00

I would have strained it though fine muslin before putting into the demi-john.  

I don't know about plastic demi-johns - I used glass ones with plastic fermentation locks/bubble trap with a little of the camden tablet solution in it..  

The best book I know for home made wines is Drink Your Own Garden by Judith Glover - very clear explanation of simple techniques which can be adapted to make any wine, together with good illustrations of equipment.  Available via Amazon 

White fly

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 15:21

Yep, salted cold water, give them a good soak , swish them around then rinse under running tap - they'll be fine 

Legionnaires desease in compost

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 14:23

Jolly good idea to use some common sense 


Posted: 02/10/2013 at 14:18

Verdun!  You dug up a girlfrend   What was she doing in the ground?  Did you put her there? 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

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

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

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

Has anyone done it on purpose? 
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