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Plant DNA

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 07:47
aka psuedonym wrote (see)

Thank you all those who have replied - I thought it'd be better than google!


We are - much much better than Google

Cabbage sadness

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 07:43

That is a fabulous cabbage - much better than mine - a veritable cabbage to be proud of!!!  It looks perfect to me - summer cabbages tend to be a bit looser than winter ones, I find (that's if they heart up at all )  I'm actually quite envious ...


Posted: 11/07/2015 at 07:40

Good morning all   Walll to wall blue skies here, bright sunshine and nearly 18C so far .... just had to rescue a solitary bee from the window and take it back out into the garden. 

Hello OL

Bon voyage Pdoc - if they get poorly it'll be their own fault, they should have worn their vests!!!  That's what Ma would say   Looking forward to the photos

Cabbage sadness

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 21:16

Noooooo!!!!!  Cut your cabbage, separate the leaves, cut out any chewed bits and shred the leaves and put in a bowl of cold water with a dessertspoonful of salt in it and leave for half an hour, rinse and cook.

Generatiions of gardeners/cooks have been doing it for years - my grandmother did it, your grandmother did it, and their grandmothers before them.

It'll be fine - be proud of your first cabbage and enjoy it

Allett Classic

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 20:42

Has anyone modified the fuel line? 

Or could you or do you know someone capable who could modify it and fit a tap - you can buy them online - just put

In Line Fuel On/Off Tap lawnmower into google.

Perhaps others will think that's a bit dangerous but it's what my Pa would have done, but he was very good at those things.

fig- advice please

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 20:08

Baked in the oven with goats cheese and honey for me please

My Runner Beans Keep Dying HELP !!

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 20:05

They look as if they've been scorched by the sun - do you make sure not to get water on the leaves?

Also, I imagine that the compost in the bath may well heat up in the warm sunny weather we've been having and I don't think the beans wouldlike that. 

Allett Classic

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 19:59

How old is the mower - did you buy it new?

Sad french beans - help please!

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 19:53

Good luck Jo

Next year buy some seeds, a large plastic flowerpot, some bamboo canes and some compost - I'm sure it'll be cheaper and do much better.

But don't worry, we all have to start somewhere and we're all still learning. 

Welcome to the wonderful world of gardening

Allett Classic

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 19:49

I can remember an old petrol mower (I'm quite old myself) where you turned it off by turning the petrol off.

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