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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 13:05

Pottie Pam, Cold is about researching and exploring some of the coldest places on earth. He's one of my heroes.

What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 11:16

Brown and White by Frank Jennens. Read it when I was 10 and have just got my own copy (difficult to find a second hand one). Hoping to find the prequel Brown Mouse but no success yet. Currently reading Cold by Ranulph Fiennes, my OH got a signed one so I'm really pleased, and Inferno by Dan Brown. Lined up to read next: the latest Wilbur Smith and Matthew Reilly's next book due out next year.

Rhs plant shop

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 09:34

They are expensive. I remember seeing a bog standard Heuchera going for 17.99

solar or not

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 22:20

Solar panels were installed on my sons school extension last year.

Exactly gg, that's what I do.

Green tomatoes

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 15:02

We're going to try them and then if nothing comes from them, buy seed instead.

Green tomatoes

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 11:09

I bought some tomatoes called Sweet Emerald from Tesco yesterday. They don't change colour but stay green. I tried one and it was just like eating a ripe red tomato. I've saved some seed to try growing plants, but I wondered if anyone had actually grown them from seed?

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 14:44

Ladygardener2, seeds arrived today, thanks

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 14:38

Lyn and Perki, seeds arrived today. thanks


solar or not

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 11:53

Solar panels are guaranteed to last 25 years, the inverter which turns DC in AC is guaranteed to last 10 years. We did ours under a govt scheme (14 panels) and sell back any unused power. We get about £1500 back but we got in early as I don't think the pay is as good as it used to be, but if you are a big electric user its worth doing. Make sure to get quotes from 3-5 companies as the installation could vary alot. We don't regret getting ours done.

I have a young smoke bush

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 11:48

Leave it alone, I don't do anything to mine. You can prune to a shape before it starts sprouting next year.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

Green tomatoes

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Plant ID

Mystery plant at the bottom of my garden. I've never seen this before and it isn't something I planted. 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 11:05

Moses in the bulrushes

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What to do when the plant has gone over 
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