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Posted: 20/12/2013 at 09:38

I grew mine from seed and used tall yogurt pots to grow them in. When they reached about 8" I transplanted them. Seemed to work well. Good luck.


New to pickling and making chutney and would welcome some advice

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 12:33

I make mini hampers for Christmas pressies with selection of jams and chutneys.

just get a shallow basket and line with straw, place jars on top and wrap with clear cellophane and decorate with ribbon etc. makes a great gift.

Made a batch of rosehip syrup too this year, absolutely delicious on yogurt or ice cream so will be giving these away too.

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 13/12/2013 at 14:11

Ohhh lucky you lancashire lass, I'm green with envy!! would love to see Levens Hall. We are thoroughly enjoying this series, hubby has been scratching his head as to what we can "toporize" in the garden, bless!!

Buried treasure

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 12:23

We live in a Regency house in Cheltenham, It used to have a 2 acre pleasure garden, kitchen gardens, piggery, stables etc .  Parts still remain, but sadly most of it is built on now. the only stuff I've dug up is a cinder path, the remains of an out house and lots of ginger bottles and broken crockery.

Whoever has my garden when I leave will be warned that there are 2 dogs and a cat buried under the lawn, although we have 2 dogs now, so may well be 4 dogs by then!!!

General Garden Chit-Chat

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 11:14

Oh dear, sorry to hear that Mark. we have grey skies here in Gloucestershire, but its supposed to be sunny tomorrow. Sadly, I cant do much gardening, or anything else this weekend. I put my pelvis out pulling up a rogue Mahonia plant and my "back lady"has banned me doing any thing heavy this week! Cant even ride the horse.Looks like I will be sorting out seeds and other fiddly jobs instead.

Have a good one

Chimney Pot planting

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 10:26

that looks so pretty chicky

Christmas trees...

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 13:21

we gave up having trees at Christmas, our ceilings are very high and we always needed the tallest, and therefore  expensive trees. Plus the fact we usually go away over the holiday period so we do'nt even get to enjoy it. However, I always decorate the place with lots of real holly garlands and greenery from the garden, we have a Strawberry tree that has lovely colourfull berries and makes a nice Christmas'y display. so our home does'nt look like Scrooge in in residence!

Ironically, last year, some one very kindly dumped their discarded xmas tree in my garden, so I still ended up having to dispose of one!!

Tudor Monastry Farm

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 09:51

Blast... I missed it, too busy watching Poirot  !!

Storing Seeds Over Winter

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 15:50

Hi Dove, just ordererd some of these from Amazon, thanks for the tip

Gardening programmes

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 15:42

Thanks Catherine, much appreciated!!

Discussions started by ginagibbs

Asparagus V Horsetail

Preparation help or advice 
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petrol strimmers

recomendations please 
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Rose aid please

No blooms on my ramblers yet 
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to cut or not to cut

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tomato blight

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Can you tell me wha this is? 
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tomato plant pests

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