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Need gardening Help (complete beginner)

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 11:23

that's the one nutcutlet. Thanks


Need gardening Help (complete beginner)

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 11:19

The first 3 respond very well to being hard pruned in my experience. Best done over the winter months.

I have the same Olearia ( no 4 ) in this garden, but it was here when we bought the house 3 years ago. I've never had to prune it.

Need gardening Help (complete beginner)

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 11:18

no 1 Cherry laurel,prunus laurocerasus.

2 Portugal laurel, prunus lusitanica

3 Eleagnus ebingii

4 Olearia of some sort

New garden new start... Fingers crossed

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 17:58

All the very best to you Sweet Pea. 

If you're lucky you might pick up a bargain on the table/ chair front after the pretty rubbish summer.

Good luck.


Chilli peppers

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 22:32

I've a ghost pepper,

Has anyone tried one?


Harvesting Butternut Squash

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 22:23

do they ripen like tomatoes? or do they over-ripen , like courgettes?


Harvesting Butternut Squash

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 22:22

a friend gave me some seed she bought in Italy. I've got 6 plants, all with fruit, but I have no idea when I should "harvest" them: the instructions were ,strange to say, in Italian.



Posted: 30/08/2014 at 19:29

I'd do it over winter whilst it's dormant.

Foreign Seeds

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 19:28

AWB, I've grown allium and eringyium maritimum from seed I brought back from Corfu. And the owner of the apartment block dug up a chunk of fabulous coral pink canna and it's doing very well.


Freezing corn on the cob.

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 22:43

a friend told me. When they're cheap  in store buy them, and freeze your own.


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