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Winter and Summer Vegetable Selection

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 10:51

You should be able to get spring cabbage and kale plants now from the garden centre.

The problem is that most things start to crop in July, August and September. . Could the garden club go in one day a week through the summer to keep interest going.? If they go home with something to eat, interest might be greater.Mini apple trees will have blossom in spring, will look after them selves all summer and give fruit in autumn when the schools are back.


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 10:33

Fairygirl, i'd leave the concrete lump and work around it. Think of your back. You never know what Verduns buried under the patio, burglars, ex- women ........

I've got instructions to wait in for a delivery for OH.. Well I'm not going out in that downpour anyway.


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 22:40

Kef, I got a fat separator from Lakeland, then you can have the meat juices without the fat.

Succulents advise

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 17:02

Sedums and sempervivums are hardy.

Agave, Aeonium, Echeveria are not hardy.  Most cacti are not hardy.

Succulents advise

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 16:15

The main thing I would worry about is frost. Most succulents will die if they are frosted.

Also they like free draining soil. If the sandpit is the usual sort, you will have to make drainage holes in the bottom.

I have succulents in large pots that I take in to a frost free place for the winter.


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 15:56

Not quick enough. Its tipping it down now. Got soaked just putting shredder back in garage. 


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 15:44

That would go nicely with my cup of coffee, but I've got more shredding to do before it rains again.

growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 09:04

My wild flower bit is looking rather messy. OH wants it tidied up. I want to leave it for the birds.


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 08:48

If I killed off the clover in my lawn, there wouldn't be much left. At least it's green in a drought.


Pondering pears

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 19:20

Have you a picture?

 The best way of identifying fruit is to take it along to one of the RHS identification days.

the most likely big yellow pear is a williams if it is sweet and juicy, but there is also a yellow acidic perry pear.....

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