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Ideas for David Austin roses

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 10:26

I think that a lot of the DA roses, because they're bred from 'old' type roses, have soft petals - take a look at some of the Hybrid Tea (HT) varieties for firmer petals


Posted: 14/08/2015 at 10:23

This is what you need Wonky


Outdoor tomatoes

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 09:36

Shhhhhhhhhh!  Whisper ... mine are looking good so far, but I don't want to tempt fate, particularly with the muggy weather we have here today


Posted: 14/08/2015 at 09:10

Lily ((hugs)) well done - more hugs availabe for later on ((hugs))

Hungry little things...

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 08:08

Probably Cabbage whites - they're usually the ones that love nasturtiums! 

I used to use a few nasturtiums on the veg patch as a sacrificial plant in order to try to save the brassicas.

Talkback: How to grow Swiss chard

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 08:00

We love it.  I use it in a similar way to spinach - steaming the leaves and serving with butter and sometimes a grating of nutmeg.

If I've grown one of the varieties with the broad central rib (Lucullus is one) I take that out and steam it separately and serve with butter and black pepper, a bit as I would asparagus spears, and steam the leaves on their own.

Also great in a stir fry.

The thinnings early in the season are good in salads.

One of our favourite vegetables.



Posted: 14/08/2015 at 07:40

Oh dear Pauline - that doesn't sound good - but I've had lots delivered by them before and I have no complaints other than that they tend not to hang around if you take your time answering the door - if I'm in the back garden I leave a note in the porch addressed to Yodel asking them to come through the side gate and yell - it's always worked so far .......... we'll wait and see ........ no point in being in a hurry today 'cos the imminent arrival of a garden recliner seems to have turned the weather ......

Another plant ID...

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 07:34

Eucryphia nymanensis isn't a shrub I know, probably because it needs acid soil, but it looks absolutely gorgeous

I shall certainly keep my eyes open for it in gardens on acid soil at this time of year.

Courgette Help

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 07:29

I'm usually up early Pat - my body clock doesn't know I've retired

Courgette Help

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 07:28

You can email the GW programme at  - they pass messages to Monty

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