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Hester Scott

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Posted: 16/08/2014 at 23:56

I know I would lose them trying to mind them.  It is only middle of August.  I think you would be better off putting them in the ground.  My waiting plants in pots have to undergo a sort of Abu Graib torture.  Sitting out til they are gasping for water then dunked in a bucket til they are near drowning, then out til they are.........

Climbing french beans

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 22:00

For the first time ever some of my climbing beans are weak, and failing, right from the start. Never saw that before. Some are ok in a different spot. One year I put a couple of Scarlet Runners to climb through a crab apple. It was really pretty and quite productive.

new veg troughs-help please

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 07:53

You must be really looking forward to your planter!  Perhaps John Inness no 3  would be good.

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 07:47

Seriously, can anyone tell me where to get those keys?  Can't whistle, tho'

Courgette v Marrow

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 23:50

I would say let them get on with it!  Courgettes and marrows don't need any help. Or am I missing something?

Got Big Courgettes. Recipes, please!

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 19:14

Orchid lady.  I hate chutney!   But your other half's idea for the courgettes sounds great.  Could he/you post it here?   Please!

Meteor showers

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 22:37

In the 80's we had free passes to Tanglewood, Mass.  We would lie on a rug in the warm nights, with a bottle of wine, listening to world class concerts, Ray Charles, mahalia Jackson, Leonard Bernstein, Yo Yo Ma, all the time watching shooting stars.  A life enhancing experience.

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:04

Haven't compared any pictures available, but could it be Perle d'azure or more likely Prince Charles.  Think I bought one too.  Lidle is enfuriating with their way of naming of plants.  Sometimes just by colour.

Whats happening?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 19:35

Totally freezing here outside Dublin, tons of rain and a big wood fire blazing.

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 19:17

Phillippa,  don't attempt this strategy!!    Can't you see the inevitable outcome.?  Pure panic when you are going out the door with not a minute to spare.

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What the experts get wrong

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Talkback: Garden pests

For the first time ever I'm considering giving up my allotment, as I have never had a year like it. I must have sown or transplanted peas a... 
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