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Growing aquilegia from seed

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 21:18

Aquilegias dont need heat. They do better with a bit of shade. Advice from Carrie Thomas who has the national collection is here...

I had 20 packets of her special doubles last year, and I have more seedlings than I know what to do with.

raised beds

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 21:12

You can staple a layer of thick plastic compost sacks to the inside to separate creosote or tar from soil.

raised beds

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 21:05



Onions - Dopey Question No 47

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 19:46

If you plant them again, they will just run to seed. Sets you buy  are specially heat treated to arrest  development.


Posted: 15/08/2014 at 18:22

Drinking choc has milk powder in, so not dairy free.

Its usually made by melting choc, butter, and golden syrup together , stir in cornflakes or any other cereal,and blob into paper cases,then put in fridge to set.

You can add raisins or glace cherries  as well if you want a version of rocky road.


Posted: 15/08/2014 at 17:12

Marshmallows might have egg white in,so in case try

1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon golden syrup
1 ounce of dairy free margarine
1 tablespoon of icing sugar
7 tablespoons of cereal.



Posted: 15/08/2014 at 16:54

Dairy free chocolate rice krispie cakes

4tbsp golden syrup

2 tbsp dairy free spread

Handfull of marshmallows

3 or 4 cups of Coco Pops (or rice krispies or cornflakes)


Melt the dairy free spread and syrup in a pan on the hob.


Once melted stir in the marshmallows until they have melted.


Take off the heat and pour in the coco pops and stir until all coated in the melted mixture.


Spoon into paper cake cases and leave to set.


Posted: 15/08/2014 at 16:50

If she's allergic to dairy, you will have to use very high cocoa content chocolate. Most  chocolate contains dairy., or get a good cocoa powder.

You could make cocoa crispy  refridgerator cakes, with rice krispies, golden syrup, cocoa.

winter boarder

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 15:50

A row of primula firedragon will light up a border.

Plugs can be grown on and then planted out in Autumn.

Help finding Roscoea

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 18:28

Which Roscoeas did you buy evie stevie? I bought red ghurka and royal purple from ashwoods last year. They are doing great at the moment.

I think I will make some hoops out of coat hangers to mark the positions.

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has anyone achieved this? 
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how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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