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Posted: 15/09/2015 at 11:06

Punkdoc, have a think about a kindle. There are lots of free books, but also you can get new books at the push of a button. Brilliant for holidays, you can take loads for the weight of less than a single paperback. The new  Jack Reacher beckons....


Posted: 15/09/2015 at 08:51

Piddling it down here. Tax returns to do . Hey ho.

My wedding ring is finished and  hidden in the safe. Just the table plans to do.


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 20:46

Mine didn't even flower before they rotted over last winter. There is someone a hundred yards from me with a lovely display at the moment. I must ask them where they got their bulbs from.

Tree supplier

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 08:33

There were a couple of these at Bressingham, forming an amazing archway, near the winter garden, I think.

Would you get the shape you want with a pregrown specimen?

You may get a better result with smaller trees you can grow to shape yourself.

bright green leaves

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 15:08

Philadelphus aureus starts off yellow but goes green as the summer advances. Mine has all green leaves now, which give a contrast to the orange peel clematis (Bill McKenzie) that is growing through it.

mirabilis jalapa

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 10:09

I did that last year. I forgot to dig them up and the frost got them. But they have self seeded all over that area. They have come up like weeds.

is it a con?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 23:38

I have had a 12x8 robinsons greenhouse for 25years. Still going well apart from the louvre vents. I replaced all the automatic window openers this year. I particularly like the higher eaves than some makes have , and the double doors.

Staging I got from two wests and elliot in Chesterfield.

Too late to grow anything in veg patch?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 23:26

Garden centres currently have various veg plants such as kale and spring cabbage, and you can plant rocket seed with a little protection.

Also you can plant overwintering onion sets and garlic now. See d t browns website for varieties to plant now.


Using Damson Sauce

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 20:48

Damson cheese to go with cheese. I used Hugh ferney whatsits recipe. I had five and a half pounds, simmered down then seived to give 4lb puree. To 500 ml puree add 350 g sugar. Simmer gently until reduced, very thick and a spoon scraped across the bottom of pan  leaves it clean. I put in jars like jam, but you can set it in a shallow tray.

He also has a recipe to go with duck.

Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 12:53

Trebah is very sheltered from wind. Heligan is good on a sunny day. Eden project good on a wet day. If its sunny and the sea is flat calm, go diving.

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Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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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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