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Posted: 03/09/2013 at 07:05

Not had any problems recently, it's seemed quite fast.

 On top of which we had our Broadband upgraded yesterday and things are whizzing along nicely - could it be your broadband speed?

What to do with your produce

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 06:55


What's been eating my shrubs?

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 06:51

I used nematodes last year to deal with a bad infestation of vine weevils on primulas and shrubs on The Shady Bank - we applied as per directions on the pack.

 I was all prepared to do it again this year, but I've not seen any sign of vine weevil damage this year at all 

Tomato glut...

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 06:47

I would cut them in half and roast them in the oven with EVolive oil and some seasalt, maybe with some garlic and herbs too - then you can freeze them in containers and take some out when you need it for sauces, on toast, pizza toppings, etc etc etc 


Posted: 03/09/2013 at 06:30

Good morning all   Sorry to hear about the wilting plants Stacey (I'm very lucky with my Undergardener who is coming along nicely)

I'm back to work today as well - and there's so much I could be doing in the garden ....


Posted: 02/09/2013 at 19:26

Glad you found it 

which compost???

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 19:23

I find that Money Plants (crassula arborescens) are best planted in a soil-based compost as apart from anything else the weight of  it gives them some steadiness - some of them can get very top heavy -  when I had a big one I used John Innes 2 or 3 (whichever I had around at the time)  rather than a loose peaty or coir-based compost.

Just as a point of interest, I wouldn't repot houseplants at this time of year - early spring is by far the best time.

What's best to grow know

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 19:11

We were eating ours in May - wionderful 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 18:00

Good evening Forkers 

We're having tomato salad and mozarella with lots of lovely crusty sourdough bread for supper - I'm too zonked after my reflexology session to do anything more complex, and anyway, what could be nicer?

The sun is streaming through the sitting room windows and I can hardly see the screen on this laptop - but I'm too zonked to alter the blinds.

OH will have to get the washing in off the line (and fold it!) .

Problem with editing posts

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 17:52
GillyL wrote (see)

Been like this for me for several days Dove.

Shows how often I 'edit' 

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plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

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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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