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Posted: 06/02/2014 at 07:52

Morning all. Don't you have leccy in the kitchen Clari? 

Dove - they're  removed from reality full stop.  If those floods had been in the Home Counties where they have second homes, or central London - the Armed Forces, Batman and  God Almighty would have been called into action on the first day. 

So sad seeing the beautiful Brunel railway in that state. What a mess. 

Talkback: Field horsetail

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 07:37

Pure Reap -  Pure #**#  more like....


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 20:02


remember that advert?

Plant Indentification

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 18:43

I was going to suggest Spirea but enlarging the first pic, it looks very much like Potentilla.


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 17:08

I used to have an oven which obviously had something wrong with the thermostat. It was so hot it was like a nuclear reactor but it made roast potatoes to die for!

But it burnt most things to a crisp if you didn't watch it like a hawk  


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 16:55

Do you shake Dove?  

The potatoes I mean...after the parboil 

Makes nice crispy edges 


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 12:50

They will be lovely LPetal . One of my favourite flowers  


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 12:48

Some people do sprinkle a bit of flour on them before they roast, to make them crisper. Never done it myself but perhaps the variety of potato might make a difference.  I think a really hot oven and hot fat/oil is the secret of a crisp roastie 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 12:44

What's small, round and giggles a lot?

A tickled onion  


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 12:41

Hostafan's right. There are different species of Iris which require totally opposite conditions so it can be very confusing! 'Flag' Irises are the water loving kind, but it sounds like you have the others which need good drainage and a baking in the sun after they flower, so keep the rhizome above soil level and, as Fleurisa said, get plenty of grit mixed into your soil to give them the drainage they like. If you get them out just now and rearrange them (assuming they're firm and sound) you should get a good display this summer.  

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