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Latest posts by flowering rose

Late Runner Beans

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 15:28

of course,you are lucky you are doing so well.They do as time goes on get tougher and these you can use for seeds next year. You will need to grow them in a different spot next year.with the produce you can share and barter or freeze or put them in vinegar (very nice).beans are on the whole easy to grow .good luck your doing well!

What a strange season

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 15:21

I have to say it has been a poor summer here in my garden,flowers and veg did poorly.The marigolds are the best going on and on with nasturtiums next.hoping next year will be better.

Maggots in plums

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 19:55

spray or and you should put an oily(veg) rag round the middle of the trunk to stop blight by ants farming aphids and the like.I don't like spraying but if you dont do one in spring its no crop ,that's the choice.

What's eating my beans, fennel...and well everything now!

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 19:49

its not your spider pal he is more likely to capture the culprit.Tiny snails ,wevills,bee cutters,but I feel its a rogue slug who knows your trick with the beer trap.

Talkback: Goldfinches

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 19:42

here in the city we also have goldfinches and a good variety of widlife as well as fact I see more here than when I am out in the countryside.

wild picking

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 13:11

yes your right about being careful .I think I might do some sloe gin,its so easy and tastes fantastic.I was wondering if any one had treid hawthorn berries?would you make it as a jelly or what ?

What is this little bird please?

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 13:05

it looks like a Dunnock,if it has a very sweet song thats what it is.

wild picking

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 14:58

I am what you might call a forager .In autumn especially I go hunting for fruit of all kinds,crab apples,sloes,wild plums,rose hips,blackberries e.t.c. to make jellies or jams for free .I suppose the thought for something free is always exciting as in the finding.My locations are secret and sometimes nearer home than you would think.I never take more than I need leaving enough for the wildlife .I  do not pick mushrooms even thou now I can tell the difference but having had poisoning and survived its not a risk I would do again.I have eaten other plants and its really amazing what there is to eat that's free!but this year I wonder if "supplies" will be as good.A book I used to start with was food for free by Richard maybe.

Hypericum androsaemum - yellowing leaves

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 14:39

I think alot of the plants are suffering from too much rain fall and lack of sun,(the same as us) and if you wish to use a fertilizer ,I make my own from either nettles or comfrey,( cut leaves in a bucket of water for 2 wks ,tip water into another container and dilute very little in a gallon of water and feed plants every 2 wks in summer).I have many plants with yellow leaves and I have fed those so I think it must be too much rain.

Digging in the Wet

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 14:32

I have very heavy clay soil and one thing you don't do is dig when its wet besides the damage and compacting of the soil it sticks to your boots,spade and anything else.wait until its drier otherwise your soil will be giant clogs of earth .

Discussions started by flowering rose

the use of garlic

garlic and its uses 
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Talkback: Harvesting apples

I have grown apple trees from sticks stuck in the ground ,hoping to see apples next year and what kind.They are a couple of feet now .Love... 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 20:11

Ford Abbey

Garden of delight! 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:31

summer flowering ?

daffs are blooming in amongst the cosmos and sweetpeas 
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Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 20:14

spring bulbs in summer

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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 20:54

wild flowers

in the verges 
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Last Post: 14/05/2014 at 19:17

Talkback: Fruit trees in spring

I agree ,fruit trees bring a lot of joy to a garden. The blossom is beautiful and looks confetti and the seeing the fruit on trees looks mar... 
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Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 03:25

next season

those basement bargains 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 22:12

parks and commons

a haven for everyone 
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Last Post: 05/12/2013 at 20:47

The demise of the front garden.

have we fall out of love with the front garden? 
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Last Post: 10/01/2014 at 11:45

getting those plants in before the storm

wallflowers,persian carpet. 
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Last Post: 29/10/2013 at 21:43

the best buy

a bay tree 
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Last Post: 16/09/2013 at 17:31

Talkback: How to tackle house plant flies

sounds good advice about watering less and covering with gravel.I had noticed it was better when I did this so good to confirm. 
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Last Post: 28/12/2014 at 21:28

perparing for next year

from planting to choosing the bulbs 
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Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 22:23

roundabouts and flowering baskets

the council have done a good job 
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Last Post: 31/08/2013 at 23:11
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