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Posted: 04/09/2015 at 19:45

Also Johnson's and DT Brown have it.


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 19:42

In the uk it is marketed under the brandname of tenderstem. In USA it is marketed as a brandname of broccolini.  Mr Fothergills sells seeds under the name  Broccoli tenderstem F1 green inspiration. I hope that helps.


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 19:35

What I grew was Brukale. It produced tiny cabbages all the way up the stem, a bit like brussel sprouts . I think the seed was from Marshalls.

Lanky seedlings

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 19:19

You can cut the leaves as seedlings and use in a salad. Its too late in the year to get useable roots.


Posted: 03/09/2015 at 17:55

I hope your lot get better soon, yviestevie.

I was underwhelmed by the viking museum. So I went shopping. I was going to treat myself to a bit of Royal Copenhagen hand painted china. Then I picked up the box and saw " made in Thailand"' . That coupled with the extortionate price , made me put it down again.

Off out for dinner now. A lot of the festival seems to be an excuse for bad kareoke. I've heard cats sing better.


Posted: 03/09/2015 at 09:23

Kew sounds good. Its not bad from where I live. Straight down the M1, then round the ring road. If himself comes and drives, there is room for a couple of the yorkshire contingent in the back. I've often seen it in Spring, its at least two weeks earlier there than in the Midlands. The magnolias are magnificent.  I suspect the autumn colours could be good.

Today I'm off to the viking museum.

layering for pots including allium bulbs

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 19:00

Whatever you do, make sure daffs are earlies and tulips late. Last year i had tall tulips flowering before short late daffs. It got a bit messy.


Posted: 02/09/2015 at 18:58

Always plenty of  room, David k.

Aloe Vera

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 18:37

Sever with a sharp knife close to the main plant. Let it dry for an hour or two. Pot into gritty compost. Water it in once then leave it , it should root in a few weeks.


Posted: 02/09/2015 at 13:27

Go on Verdun. You know you're going to anyway.


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