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Vine Weevil

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 21:53

I am 70 in May and have lived here for 50 years. I thank my fate for bringing me here, and have made the UK my home for just ONE reason-FREEDOM OF CHOICE.

It made me feel very uncomfortable to read this posting.There are some autocratic people who want to force us to do what they feel is right-period.

This is a forum to stimulate discussions and opinions. Please, can we be a bit  more sensitive of other members feelings.

Fruit in pots

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 10:53

You clever lass....Lavenderlass.You need to pick it now(rubarb crumble, here I come!)

Autumn is its time for rest. Give it a covering of spent compost and some feed then and a cover if weather gets bad. Then in spring when it shoots up again, put a large dust bin to cover them and you will get tender, young sticks by April/May(earlier crumble...yummmm) Good luck & enjoy.

I just had to show you my new plants

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 13:52

Thank you for the pictures Scotcat, they really brightened my day. More please

Wild Garlic

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 13:43

Thank you Clandula

Wild Garlic

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 13:42

A plant in the wrong place is a weed, liking or disliking one is personal too.

I grow wild garlic in my garden and it is a welcome feature in spring as it is one of the few plants that flowers in Spring. I also use the leaves to make pesto, which has a milder flavour than the commercial garlic. The flowers and leaves are also delicious in stir fries and a fresh change from chinese chives and garlic shoots.

 And, NO I bought the wild garlic plants from a nursery and did not dig them up from the North Downs.

So, if you want to have a go at growing and using wild garlic; have a go. If the plants are in the wrong place, they are easily dug up as they are not deep rooted and do not have tape roots or rhizomes.

The yellow flowered plant belongs to the allium family(hence the garlicky smell) but I do not know if it can be eaten.





We love Monty!

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 09:02

Well said Brumbull, where's the logic.....GC plant £3/=, Supermarket £1/=. Plants from same grower, result the same. Who's ripping us off? And the argument about GC spend more to give QUALITY plants does not wash really. I am not responsible for their inefficiency. They make enough dosh charging a fortune for things like "butterfly bush" and wildlife plants which are so easy. They play on the lack of experience of novice gardeners like me to make money.

Hi I'm new here, and would like some advice please!!

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 10:36

Hi Rebecca, get your OH to make sure your chicks have a VERY secure area to run and live in

Plants for summer scent

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 10:24

i have a weakness for mock orange.....easy to grow too.

Begonia corms,Advice please

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 10:22

Hi Helen, wait till the shoots are a bit bigger and cut them(the shoots, not corm) and put them in pots after dipping them in rooting powder. Then stoik a plastic bottle on top, like RD. They will take very easily. Good luck

One of my helebores

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 10:13

Yes, thanks Blackest...I think we'll keep you.

There you go again Verdun, showing your age again; remember when you were like RD so, so long ago?

Discussions started by jatnikapyar

yet another rude online retailer...

lectured for requesting replacement 
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sloving forum problems

still no spell check and followed threads is drawing a blank 
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Over wintering

Acers in large pots 
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My experience of "customer service" .

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Waterbut downpipes

Having problems finding attachment 
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ididenty please

decidous small tree.white flowers in spring. stunning purple berries surrounded by five caylxes. 
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Missing Nigel 
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Wild Garlic

How to grow 
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Uploading pictures

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up to minate gardening

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what is the red chilli for please?

what is the red chilli for please? Thank you. 
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