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North facing Porch

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 10:46

Let us know how you get on

Talkback: The best crops for flavour

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 10:45

I've always liked Gardener's Delight and grew some more this year.  However I was given some Sungold plants, and I must say the flavour of these little golden balls surpasses even GD - I'm eating them like sweets every time I go into the garden

Broccoli Plugs

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 10:42

And firm them in well

ID please

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 10:40

Datura aka Jimson Weed, Thornapple, (same family as Brugmansia)  it is toxic and hallucinogenic but as long as you're sensible it's not going to attack you

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Often featured in the paintings of celebrated 20th century American artist Georgia O'Keefe

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West Acre

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 08:59

".......ham, stuffed peppers and ginger beer............"

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I've got some very special and seldom available Single Gloucester cheese sent by post from Gloucestershire by the former head chef at Bodnant as well as some ripening Copy's Cloud from North Norfolk

 

New Raised Bed

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 08:46
NewBoy2 wrote (see)

Dove

Do you mix it all together or manure at bottom and soil on top and if I want to sow carrots would I then have to wait a few months for the manure big bits to break down

I mix it all together.  Make sure you use well-rotted manure rather than fresh, and if you make the bed now it'll be fine to sow carrots in the spring.   I find Chantenay carrots grow very well in containers/raised beds and they have a great flavour. http://www.thompson-morgan.com/vegetables/vegetable-seeds/carrot-and-parsnip-seeds/carrot-royal-chantenay-heritage/4849TM

Turf or seeding

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 08:11

Don't think it's being a cheapskate - I think seeding is the best solution in your circumstances - you can use some of the same seed mix to scatter on the rest of the lawn (after scarifying) and this will blend the edges and make the old 'path' indistinguishable from the lawn.

If you turfed it you'd always have a strip of different looking grass where the path had been.

Ponds

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 07:57

Our pond was getting congested with hornwort, it's grown so much this summer - I spent some time at the weekend supervising OH removing about half of it and leaving it on the side.  Next day it went into the compost bin   Much better now.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 07:48

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 Here you are Bekkie

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 07:47

Lyn - I echo what the others have said - IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT! Elderly parents can be so difficult, bless 'em.  But do make a formal complaint  to the Ambulance Trust about that Paramedic!!!

Verdun - hydration is so important - not enough fluid leads to severe confusion - Pa was in hospital and was given a few weeks to live on his 90th birthday - now he's in The Lovely Home and coming up to 95 which just shows you what proper care can do!  The carers monitor how much fluid he has and if he hasn't had enough his favourite carer comes and sits with him and encourages (flirts) with him until he's had his allotted amount!

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