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Posted: 23/06/2012 at 09:26
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Posted: 23/06/2012 at 09:25

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Posted: 22/06/2012 at 19:44
Undecided. Hot contenders are butterscotch layer cake (Nigella) and lemon/apricot/ ground almond (Nigel Slater). As previously confessed, don't like chocolate...

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 17:35

I have a few more words to describe the weather....S**t, h****d, p***s...

Fork Handles

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 17:06

Talking of domestic appliances (as the weather seems to have put the kybosh on any enjoyable gardening) I am now the proud owner of an inherited Kenwood Chef. Just can't believe how nice it is to have a slave to knead my bread for me! Off to the family in Cornwall this weekend (to celebrate nephew finishing A levels etc) and under instructions to Make a Cake. No problem...

Not like a friend of mine trying to get to IOW - 7 hours to travel 10 miles.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 16:53

Getting a bit despondent here. Not raining, but still a hostile wind. One courgette has a flower!! Was harvesting them this time last year. Roses are looking good though, and the honeysuckle...plans are for an early bath, light the woodburning stove (in June!!!) and curl up on the settee and watch Dr Who till Gardener's World comes on. Humph. Oh well, at least I haven't gone to the IOW festival....

@ Wintersong - what is the Kent whooooosh bang? 

New Garden

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 16:44

I'm about to move house and the garden has no lants, initially I want to plant mature/tallish trees which will provide a bit of privacy as the back of the house is overlooked. any advice? By Jas gardens 

Well, there are a few factors to consider here, as well as busymarie's comment re cost. What condition is your soil it a new build? (in which case you may have a lot of builder's rubble under the surface, which isn't going to get plants off to a great start). Is the soil acid or alkaline? What aspect are you thinking of planting up - is it in sun or shade?  

rose no flowers

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 09:15
Is it in the ground or a container?

Name please

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 17:45

Agreed. Not bindweed.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 12:31
Oh goody it's...raining.

Discussions started by figrat

Bay tree root eradication

Best way to do it! 
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Plan bee

One of the more uplifting news stories... 
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Overwintered runner bans

Left the roots in after clearing last year's crop, they've survived the winter and putting up new growth. 
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Red rhubarb leaves

I've got a bad feeling about this... 
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What can I use as green manure?

Landcress just about to go to seed 
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