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The Canny Gardener

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:43
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Funny how their supporters often only post for the first time to say so,  isn't it?......


Fairygirl wrote (see)

Funny how their supporters often only post for the first time to say so,  isn't it?......


nutcutlet wrote (see)

I was just thinking that Fairy 

Must be coincidence, surely

Another coincidence?   How random is that? 

miscellaneous plants progress

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:32

Everything except the tomatoes can go outside (harden them off first by putting them out during the day and bringing them in at night for about a week).

When hardened off put them in the little grow house and leave it open during the day with the 'door' fixed up and close it at night.

I wouldn't put the tomatoes out until June, and then dependant  on the weather. 

You could even plant the lettuce and parsley out into the garden when hardened off.  

Snip those flower stalks off the strawberries - in their first year they need to put all their energy into building up the crowns so that they fruit well next year.

They're all looking very healthy 


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 11:04

It will recover, although it may not be very happy this year and the blooms may be reduced.  Next year it'll be fine. 


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 10:49

Are these bedding lobelias like these? 

wild garlic

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 10:46

Nut, I would use the leaves   or have done so in the past - hopefully I'll be able to make it again next year 

Also fabulous with goat cheese 

plant ID

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 09:51

Bilbergia nutans I had one years ago - kept it on a shady windowsill in the house and it flowered every year - years ago.  

We then moved to a house without windowsills 

bluebells at Felley priory.

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 09:49

6.5 hour round trip for me 

Bit of Fun,/Brain-tease

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 09:48
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Urtica dioca, stinging nettle, you can make nettle tea 

Can't think of any X plants but what is Xanthan gum made from?

It's a bacterium - don't think that counts does it?

Bit of Fun,/Brain-tease

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 09:45

Ok, I'll hold my hand up, I sort of cheated, I was sure there was a fruit tree called this, but I couldn't remember what it was so ..............  that nice Mr Google helped me   ........ so if any of you want something edible for 'X', I've sort of got one 


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 09:38

  Good morning neighbour

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