Latest posts by flowersforbees

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 23:26

This is probably a really dumb question and, if so, I apologise for it in advance!!

Can anyone tell me why none of the commercial  fruit/veg growers in this country grow cos (or similar) lettuce under cover in the winter?  I am so fed up having to eat

tasteless, flabby, imported lettuce in the winter and don't really like the bags of

mixed salad leaves in the supermarkets. Also I like to eat British produce as much

as possible - so please can anyone answer this question for me?


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 22:06

Thanks so much Bob - you're a star!  

You know you are getting old when...

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 22:01

When even when you're hooked on watching Sherlock Holmes, you still can't resist

having a look at the latest post on the forum.


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 21:23

Thanks a lot Bob! 


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:53

Thanks Nutcutlet - There are quite a few azelias in gardens just a little way

from here - I'll have to get a testing kit from the g.c. to be sure, otherwise I'll

get a nice big tub.  

Thanks to you too Bob - If you ever remember where you got your shrub, please

could you let me know.   I think bilberries leave blueberries in the shade when

it comes to flavour.....but that's just my humble opnion!!!!





Sad looking Forsythia- Goldmine

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:46

Verdun - I'm sorry I forgot to thank you for your good advice too  - much



Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:33

Hi Nutcutlet - to be honest with you I don't know whether my soil is acid or

not, so I'll have to test it.  If it isn't acid would there be any way I could perhaps

grow a shrub in a tub or something?


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:24

Has anyone on the Forum ever grown bilberries?  I grew up in Cheshire and

we called them "Wimberries" but you don't seem to be able to buy them anymore

and I just wondered if anyone knows where I may be able to get either a small

shrub or buy the seeds.  I was told they grew on the mountain slopes of North

Wales and the Lake District so I don't know whether they would grow happily

in my garden in the South of England, but I would love to try.

Sad looking Forsythia- Goldmine

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:13

Thanks Dove - I'm so pleased I checked first! 

Sad looking Forsythia- Goldmine

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:04

Going back to forysythia folks - is it ok. to prune it at this time of the year,

as I didn't get around to it in the Autumn and it grew very tall last year?

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