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Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 15:01

Are we there yet?

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 14:55

Yucca gloriosa variegata.   with a flowering spike

Plumb Tree

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 11:45

Too late this year to prune. It is likely to lead to silverleaf didease which could kill it.

Prune in summer next year.

The Supernatural

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 07:53

 I worked in a pharmacy in Mansfield, a new build next to a Tesco.  We had a man have a heart attack in the shop and die, clutching on to and clearing a bay of shelves as he went down.  Many times after that, we would often come in in the morning, to find an entire bay of sanitary products would be scattered all over the floor. We thought at first, someone had left the fan heaters on, or it was windy, but we never  had a real reason. We made sure everything was OK at night, all heaters off, nothing unstable, and then again in the morning there would be stuff scattered all over the floor. Sometimes odd things would drop off in the day. We used to exclaim. "Harold, stop it". we were convinced we had the spirit of the dead man chucking stuff around. Fairly harmless, he never broke anything.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 06:50

Yes, please.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 06:42

Good morning , Dove.

I'm just catching up on Gardeners world.with a cup of coffee. My sleep patterns are totally screwed up at the mo.

Planning potatoes for next year

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 06:35

How much space do you have snowathlete?

I really think if you only have a small space, that potatoes take up a lot of room for the return.  5 potato plants will take up 1m by 3m. In that space you could grow enough kale to last all year with picking every week, or enough potatoes for two or three weeks.A row of runner beans in that space would give you three months of beans, lots to give away or freeze for winter.

Looking ahead to next year and getting organized

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 05:45

Now is the time to plan your seed order, and for soil preparation.

Looking ahead to next year and getting organized

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 05:44

Tender stuff always gets started under glass, beginning of may, planted out end of may, when frosts here should be done, this is all marrow family, cucumbers,runner and french beans, sweet corn.

Hardier stuff like carrots, beetroot, parsnips, go straight in the ground in March.

Kale and other cabbage family, and broad beans, start off under glass, and i plant out plants rather than seed, because I find it gives a better start, larger plants resist the pests better. They get started in March.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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time limited special offers 
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Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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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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