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Posted: 21/03/2017 at 06:20

WOW!!! Happy Birthday Logan!!! Have a lovely day!!! 

Sprouting garlic in my cupboard

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 21:59

I'd bin it.  Garlic bought from the supermarket etc for cooking may have been exposed to viruses etc.  Not going to harm us but you're not going to get a good crop.

Garlic bought from the GC or from specialist suppliers should be certified as virus free. 

Last edited: 20 March 2017 22:00:31


Posted: 20/03/2017 at 21:55

Esspee, I use the leafy bit and some of the stem but towards the bottom it gets tougher so I chop it off - usually about halfway up.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 21:03

There was a lot more to it Fidget, and it was very unpleasant ... but Nora has dealt with it now and least said, soonest mended 

P'doc - just don't say anything you wouldn't want Fairy to hear when she's got her wand at the ready 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 20:33

That was one heck of a coincidence Fidget   

Looking to try and identify a old green vegetable

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 20:27

My guess is that it's Good King Henry, also known as Markery amongst many other names.

"All Good, Markery, Mercury, English Mercury, Mercury Goosefoot,
Perennial Goosefoot, Many-seeded Goosefoot, Oak-leaved Goosefoot, Red Goosefoot,
Common Orache, Long-stalked Orache, Spear-leaved Orache, 
Prickly Saltwort, Fat Hen or Shoemakers" 


Posted: 20/03/2017 at 20:21

Its also very good steamed and added to mashed potatoes to make Colcannon. 

plant to climb up dead bay tree

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 19:50

Another vote for honeysuckle here.  It's never happier than when its climbing up a tree - great for wildlife (nectar and berries) wonderful scent and straightforward to grow.  

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 19:27

  There's three seeds in each pot Obelixx, and they're only very little pots really.  

I shall be planting them out in clumps of three, as per Monty's system.  Got to give them a bit of space. 

I heard a radio interview a few weeks ago about that POW who left  the money to the villagers who befriended him.  Lovely

Large Pittosporum

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 19:21


There's some advice on this earlier thread 

Don't know if it helps 

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