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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 20:38

Ground frozen. Fed birds, filled up bird baths, bought a double white hellebore for 4_99 

Made soup with half a crown prince squash.

Clematis when to prune?

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 20:16

Star of india is group three, prune hard to a couple of buds.

Clematis when to prune?

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 19:57

Do you know what variety it is, red dahlia?


Posted: 07/02/2015 at 16:49

I have emailed a letter of my concerns to T&M.  When they replaced all the special blight resistant potatoes I ordered with other sorts, they sent me a load of vouchers and an apology that due to very wet weather that year, there was crop failure. This time there is no letter of apology, no vouchers,nothing.

On the other hand, OH has lost 4 pounds this week, and I have lost 2.5(he doesn't know that I know hes been cheating. Peanuts at the pub after badminton indeed)

I have discovered cauliflower rice. You pulse a head of cauli in a food processer and then steam for 10 minutes. It looks like rice and with sauce on it does the same job.

80 Kcals per two cupfuls as opposed to 500 Kcal for rice. 

We are booked in for a chinese new year bash on the 17th, so that night will be a blowout, then start again.


Posted: 07/02/2015 at 14:03

Well I did it again. I succumbed to the plant porn and ordered "bouquet lilies" from T&M. These are supposed to have up to 20 flowers per stem, so only one stem will fill a vase. What has been delivered are Joy series dwarf asiatic lilies. Same three colours, but no explanation. On investigation these do not appear to have anything like the number of flowers per stem. I feel another letter of complaint coming on.

My own fault. Every year I say I won't order from them , and every year I succumb to the pretty pictures.

Help I touched my meyer lemon buds and they dropped off!

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 22:19

They were probably not fertilised.  If you get more flowers, try tickling them with a small paintbrush to pollinate them.

When to move Salvia Amistad

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 22:16

Pot the rooted cuttings into 7 cm pots, then when the roots fill that go up to 15cm pots. They should be able to go out in May.

Nest Box Camera

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 19:58

We fitted a black and white cctv camera(less than £10) in a box a few years back. The blue tits reared a brood and we watched it on the telly. I thought it was interesting. I think it would be very good if you had kids.

I'm thinking of a trailcam to see what we get in the dark.

Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 19:55

I like the best veg, then 3 flower stalks bit, but then the flower arranging bit and cooking get ridiculous. If I make jam it has to cool before tasting. Chutney or pickles have to be stored for a while.  Who waters and opens the greenhouses during the week?


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 19:49

In our local town, even the charity shops are shutting down.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Special offers

time limited special offers 
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Fantasy garden

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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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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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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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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