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Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 09:04

Steven, if you click on a poster's name above the post, you'll see their personal profile which usually includes the area where they live.  Edd's from Co. Durham  so can't be far from you.

Carrots and turnips

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 09:02

Hello Nan   

Given that you're in Fife, are we talking about what we Southerners call Swedes (yellow fleshed) or turnips (white flesh)?

As for carrots, I've grown lovely Chantenay carrots in containers in multi-purpose compost. They're not huge carrots, but the flavour is great.

Info here http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/digin/vegetables/chantenay_carrot.shtml 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 08:58

Good morning Verdun 

I often pad around in the garden in my pjs and crocs 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 08:12

KEF!!!  

Talkback: How to grow autumn-fruiting raspberries

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 08:10

Hi michaellaura - which type of raspberries are you wanting to prune? Autumn-fruiting raspberries should be cut down to the ground by now.  If not done yet do them now. 

Digging new beds.

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 08:08

Looking really good Sara - as someone who spent the first year in this garden digging out similar roots from ivy and some large trees, I know how you feel.  

I don't know if it's of any interest, but we've replaced our garden washing line (we had one like yours) with ones similar to this  http://www.laundrycompany.co.uk/products/MetaltexSkomerDuoWallMountedRetractableClothesLine.aspx?gclid=CInNk5Gy87wCFQ_HtAodpRkAHw

fixed to the house wall at one end and a sturdy post at the fence end - then when we're not drying laundry the lines are retracted and no one runs the risk of decapitation and the garden looks much more attractive.   Just a thought 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 07:45

Good morning Stacey  

I must get on over the next few days and plan out the patch we're going to concentrate on next, under the biggest ash tree - and also the new bed at the front of the house - then I can put a spade in OH's hands 

Identification required

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 07:31

Whatever they are - pot them on into some good compost in individual pots and put them in a sheltered corner or coldframe - I'd put them on a bed of grit to guard against slugs - especially with the delphiniums! and inspect them for slug and snails frequently.  Wth a bit of tlc now they'll soon be ready to plant out 

Helleborus argutifolius?

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 07:28
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I like funny smells. I'm the one who stands in garden centres sniffing frittillary bulbs.

Yet another thing we have in common Nut  I love the smell of Crown Imperials 

Garlic Planting

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 07:26

Yes, bury the whole tube leaving the top of the soil at the same level.   Incorporate some grit to improve drainage - digging a trench alongside the veg patch will lower the water table in that area.  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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