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Posted: 26/04/2014 at 18:04

According to Ma, my grandpapa would walk out of restaurants if the waitress had painted nails - they only painted them to hide the dirt .......... apparently 


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 17:39

 Who was it wanted cake?   Pear and almond cake with streuzel topping ok?

And there's a chicken korma for later 


Building an arbour

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 14:22

You don't have to fix it down, but once an arbour gets some plants growing over it, it will catch the wind and you'll run the risk of it blowing over, or blowing away leaving a trail of havoc in its wake.

If I were you I'd fix it firmly to the paving - there's one way of doing it shown here - but you can ask for advice at a local DIY store - they're usually very helpful.


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 13:39

Think you and I should keep each other company Bill - it's not gardening weather out there - I'll put the kettle on


Gooseberries - no fruits

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 13:28

Lots of info here  - good training and pruning will help, and a good dose of Sulphate of Potash will encourage flowering and fruiting


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 13:23

It's dropped to just above 9C here and all thought of gardening has been cancelled - a chicken korma is simmering in the slow cooker and I shall be making a tiramisu shortly.  I shall then put my feet up and watch rubbish telly - possibly some old Bonanzas, or a Columbo 

Non flowering Trachelospurnum

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 12:12

Never grown one, so this is just a slightly educated guess, but instead of feeding with a balanced NPK fertiliser this spring, I'd give it a good dose of Sulfate of Potash  right now and see if that will give it a bit of a kick up the btm 

Can anyone identify this invader?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 11:59

Well, if you're going to keep it you'd better learn a bit more about it - it can be very useful as well as decorative, but watch where you fall asleep on Midsummer's Eve 


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 11:17

It's turned really chilly here Brrrrrrrrrrrr!!! 

Can anyone identify this invader?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 11:12

The flowers are good for making cordial and wine, and the berries also make a good red wine if you're into making such things.

However there are some more attractive forms for the garden - 

and are two well known ones, which also flower and fruit if you don't cut them hard back every year. 

The wild form, which you have, can be a bit of a thug. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 21:56

It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 19:27

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38


Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41
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