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Posted: 20/09/2013 at 07:25

Good morning all 

Think I'd better take OH a cuppa - he's overslept 

storage during winter veg and fruits

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 21:40

You can freeze peas and beans very easily.  

Raspberries and most other berry fruits freeze quite successfully (not strawberries).  Jams, jellies and chutneys can be made out of all sorts of fruits and vegetables. 

Raspberry failure

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 21:31

Tell us more Marie   Where are they planted, what varieties, what sort of soil .... 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 20:47

Panda ((hugs))

It will get better ((hugs)) - my daughter's been there and out the other side


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 20:15

Whoops! better find the evening thread 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 19:37

Hello folks  I'm back - glorious drive south in autumn sunshine - ploughed fields and berried hedgerows - piddling down on the way back 

Scary creature Not a plant

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 10:56 

Fabulous pics here!  You lucky thing - green with envy here !

Bulb compost

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 10:52

Bulb compost is mainly 'fibre' which will hold moisture well, with some charcoal to keep it smelling sweet.  Bulbs that are grown indoors and then discarded have little need of many nutrients (they've enough in the bulb for one year) so  for indoor hyacinths etc it's fine.

John Innes No 3 is a loam-based compost with the right sort of nutrients for a mature plant - not really needed for bulbs unless you're going to keep them in the same container for several years (perhaps underplanting a shrub for instance) and you want the bulbs to be able to build up each year to enable them to flower well the following year.


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 10:45

It has Mrs G 

Wisteria climbing inside!

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 10:44

Wisteria need to kept under control and will flower better if they are properly pruned - lots of info and an explanatory video here 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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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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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

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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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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