Latest posts by ginagibbs

What to do with your produce

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 13:45

I have a Victoria plum, pear tree, quince, apple, gooseberry, Rhubarb & Toms,  etc & make crumbles, jams, chutneys, preserved pears etc (mix up pear and plum for jam or crumble) freeze or give away the rest.  Just eaten home made Tomato soup for lunch today. Tomato pizza tonight for tea!
 had a couple of stuffed marrows with tomato and mince stuffing lined up for Sunday lunch. Love roast or thinly sliced raw courgettes with a salad and grated Khol Rabi (loads this year, easy to grow)

its going to be boring come winter!!!

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 11:57

Thanks Bob, I am planning to plant a few shrubs for now to get them established, so I will give it a go!

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 11:20

Hi Bob Harper, perhaps you can help me. I am currently digging a new flower bed and the soil is very hard compacted clay . I have access to a horse manure heap but I have used most of the really rotted black stuff and am left with the straw/manure mix.

Do you think putting that on would help break up the consistancy of the soil or is it too fresh (its about 3 months old) I could pick up dung from the field as an option. ?

Bargain of the year

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 11:02

Bought a B&Q climing rose for £8, its actually quite healthy now Ive clipped off some of the scraggy bits.Someone near by chucked out some gardening kit, so got a pile of seed trays and pots for nothing!

Plant ID

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 15:39

Hi Lulu the Lurcher, cute dog!

Japanese anemone flower every year at this time and will get bigger and better, I love them!


Posted: 19/08/2013 at 16:30



Posted: 19/08/2013 at 16:28

Good luck Zoe, love your dog bye the way!


Posted: 19/08/2013 at 16:24

my most treasured garden tool are my straight secateurs given to me by my father this year,they are so sharp and neat.

worst tool = I  wasted £1 at Poundland on one of the crappiest pair of secateurs known to man!!!!(they didnt cut and then had the cheek to fall apart!) should have known better for that price


Posted: 19/08/2013 at 11:36

Help, I planted 6 Hymenocallis bulbs in pots. Only one flowered although they have all grown. The leaves are being eaten by something and I cant see anything on them, dispite using a bug spray. Any suggestions folks?

Geranium cuttings

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 10:54

now is a good time Barrie

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