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Plant identification

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 19:22

Centranthus ruber also known as valerian.

What new veg varieties have you tried?

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 18:32

Catherine, you could look at this thread that Dove started last month.


What new veg varieties have you tried?

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 18:29

Also I grew Kale for the first time. Seaweed kale and cavolo nero. Netted they produced lots of leaves for cooking, and no waste- I just picked what we needed for one meal at a time.

Bulb Confusion

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 18:25

Narcissus are making their roots now. They will flower better , the sooner they are in.

But.... I have planted as late as January (some cheap bargain) and they flower, but a bit later.

Tulips are  traditionally planted in November, but if you have them now, plant them now, its miserable planting in grotty weather.

Movember- Any gardeners taking part

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 15:41

Better get permission from the OH, Matt. They tend to cause a terrible rash.

Refurbishing Garden furniture

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 15:02

My dad is very fond of using a wire brush to remove flaking stuff, then a coat of hammerite. It seems to work.

Red Kites

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 14:44

No red kites here, just the buzzards looking for road kill.

What new veg varieties have you tried?

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 14:36

Black Forest courgettes  are still producing. They have done well against others I have in the same bed.

Moonlight runner beans  have smooth pods and have cropped well.

Swift sweetcorn cropped well both this year and last year.

Kifli potatoes are a waxy potato that produced a nice size for salad, with a new potato taste.

In regards to my perennial Hibiscus

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 22:51




Posted: 15/10/2013 at 18:42

If its a hard winter I might need a recipe for fat squirrel stew.

I'd fatten a pig for christmas but I think the neighbours might complain. Before the new houses were built, there used to be a farm (now a housing estate), at the top of my garden. the pig stys were under the oak tree. I bet they were  happy pigs.

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fungi identification please

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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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