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Latest posts by ginagibbs

What's happening in my garden!

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 15:45

Hi Louise, re photos, I find they dont always download straight away on this site, you need to try it about 3 times (dont know why, probably a bit buggy!)]

Another tip, come the spring, top dress all your pots with a good layer of fresh compost to give the plants a boost. Good luck


Posted: 04/10/2013 at 15:32

Hi Jean6 a couple of years ago Monty Don showed how to do rose cuttinsg and he made it very simple and clear. I managed to get a couple to take and they are now in bloom


!I did mine outside in some well drained soil (and basically forgot about them for a year!) You might be able to find it again on this site.

Good luck

Free offers

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 09:31

I have bought loads of plants from Morrisons over the years ( i sneak them in with the food shopping!!) and I would say 99% have been successful. Some times I pot them on for a bit, but generally they are good quality and grow well. I bought some Eucomis bulbs last year for £1 each, potted them up and they were fabulous this Autumn.

Never ordered any of these so called free offers though!

What is this little plant?

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 14:24

Figet , you are impressive! shame they dont teach Latin in schools (unless you go to Eaton or somewhere equally posh Takes me ages to learn the names so I  prefer to use  the common ones!

Autumn colour

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 12:51

Hi Happymarion. My horse chestnut tree is looking ablaze with colour. Will post some piccies soon. However my potted Acers are looking a bit crisp around the leaves, I water them well, so any suggestions?

Easy veggies and fruit

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 12:36

grew leeks for the first time from seed and then transplanted when big enough, v.easy

make a pasta sauce with some with ham, tastes yummy!!

Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 12:38

I'm waiting for parcel. Broke the shower screen runners, you know the little wheels they glide on. Cost a fortune to replace...boring.!!!!!

Generation Game cooking comp in York

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 12:32

good luck

Mystery plant

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:59

how did you get that through customs.. only kidding


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!!!

Discussions started by ginagibbs

to cut or not to cut

Hardy Fuscia 
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tomato blight

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Name this plant challenge

Can you tell me wha this is? 
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tomato plant pests

tiny white spiders 
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