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Nice tasting herbs

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:49

Parsley is what you chew for fresh breath.  Its easy to grow in a pot in the winter inside, and then at this time of year, in a pot outside.

dennis

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 15:20

Black keel slugs burrow into potatoes, and ruin them. If you turn over all the soil , forking it well and allow the birds at it, it will reduce the population. Prepare the bed now, even though you will not be planting the potatoes yet.

You can water on  nemasys  nematodes which kill the slugs. Some potatoes seem to be more susceptible than others.

Newbie - should I start over ?

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 15:04

Most of those can stay in the same place for a long time. Just give them a good mulch with some well rotted farm yard manure or compost.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 11:47

Has anyone else got a problem with hot threads not connecting.?  

  New discussions and latest posts seem to work fine

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 11:45

You're welcome Kef.

I'm off to garden centre now. May do a bit of supermarket shopping on way back.

Calm and cloudy here.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:25

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:15

Matt, why are you face painting?

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Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:14

Its been sunny here this afternoon. I have taken cuttings off my white daisy argyranthemum. The amazing thing is that I took them from plants that have been in the garden alll winter, instead of the one I lifted and kept inside.

I've also potted up some more torchwood aquilegia seedlings. Dunno where I'm going to put them all.

I suppose someone will take them off my hands.

Don't forget GW is back at 8.30 on Beeb 2

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:07

The brugmansias are cuttings off cuttings off my avatar.  They should all come pink.  The trumpets are about a foot long. My mum has a yellow one as well.  The ones in my greenhouse still look like sticks, but they always come back. think of them like a tender buddleja. cut it down in Autumn (and shove the cuttings in a jar of water), overwinter on the dry side and frost free, then when it sprouts, feed it and water well, and give it a sunny position.

Since joining GW forum,I have been overwhelmed with all the support & advise

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 17:56

I think that where the forum scores,is that it puts like minded people together. Amongst my friends, i am the odd one....the one they come to for advice when their garden needs sorting out, but I can't really enthuse about things.

My "friends on the forum", however share knowledge and enthusiasm for plants and gardens.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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squash crown prince

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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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