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Posted: 25/08/2013 at 14:41

That reminds me - there's some aubergines languishing in the fridge waiting to be roasted for Baba ganoush ................... 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 13:49

I presume that they're grafted onto a salix that will give a quickly growing sturdy straight stem for the standard.  

On it's own roots Salix integra hakuru nishiki grows as a dwarf bush.  


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 12:33

Is it one of the  lollipop-type standards?  If so it will have been grafted so shoots coming from the base will be suckers and should be removed.

But most salix root easily in damp soil - if you want to propagate the pretty growth then a few twigs stuck into the ground in a quiet corner of the garden will be likely to root.  Remember where they are!  


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 12:00

Looks like one of the mallows to me 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 11:13

Wash them wrap them in foil and bake them - peel when hot and serve with EVOO and a squirt of lemon juice, or balsamic.  Or they're delicious with a parsley sauce 

and of course there's loads of recipes for borscht

or try the one with beef in it like my Tatar daughter-in-law



Posted: 25/08/2013 at 11:06

Matty - sow foxgloves now - perfect timing 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 11:04
waterbutts wrote (see)

It's one of the few benefits of wearing glasses.

Another of the benefits is that I can see what I'm doing 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 09:37

Has Break23 'Ignored' me? 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 09:36

Good morning all - tried to get on earlier but the site was down - just had plum compote, granola and yoghurt for brekkie - so good.  Washing's on the line, sun's shining - now I'd better get dressed and go and pot those plug plants that have been waiting since Friday!


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 09:34

I bought a fig tree earlier this year - it came with one small fig already on it which ripened beautifully - I did make sure the tree was well-watered - the roots of fig trees are mainly close to the surface and can dry out quickly in the sort of weather we've been having.  I noticed the leaves of mine flagging some afternoons and quickly gave it a good bucketful or two of water - in fact I've been treating it much as I've treated the outdoor tomatoes on the terrace next to it.

Could yours have been a bit too dry?

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