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Romanesco cauliflower

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 23:22

I'm growing Romanesco cauliflower for the first time this year.  The plants are doing really well (touch wood!) and are starting to form lovely little green spiky cauliflowers.  How big can I safely let them get before harvesting them?  If I wait too long will anything happen to them?  The reason I ask is that all the plants look like they are growing at the same rate and I may end up with a lot of them being ready all at once.


Fork Handles

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 18:44

I enjoy growing earlies.  I grow them in sacks and love sticking my hand down the side and broggling for potatoes for my tea.  I just rinse them under the tap, cook them with a sprig of mint and then eat them with a big lump of butter. mmmmmmmmmmmm


Fork Handles

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 18:24

Hi Geoff.  Sitting in the conservatory with a cuppa dreaming of summer and waiting for the aussie contingent to finish cooking dinner.

Mail Order Plants - Wrong variety supplied

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 18:15

Fryers sent me the wrong roses a few years ago.  I didn't notice until they started flowering in the wrong colour.  They sent me replacements free of charge so I ended up with six for the price of three. 

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 18:13

Just popped in to say hi. 

I sowed some seeds in my conservatory without any additional heat the Saturday before last and they have all come up.  I feel really springlike now.  Dianthus, heleotrope, leeks, parsley and basil.  I grow basil in the kitchen practically all year round.  My potatoes are sitting in their egg boxes chitting away merrily also (Lady Cristl and Charlotte).  

I got home from work before the sun went down and had a little wander around the garden.  I can hardly wait until I can come home from work and mow the front lawn.

I was on the local radio last week and nobody heard.   I tried to signal to my niece that I was on the radio and she misunderstood and turned it off!  I had phoned in with the answer to a competition - the fabulous prize was a Splash FM mug.

Which spuds to get...

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 19:10

I've ordered the same as last year - Charlottes and Lady Cristl.  They are both nice - one is a first early and the other is a second, so they last longer.

what do you think is the best make of bird food you have bought?

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 19:08

Definitely CJ Wildbird food.  I get two sacks of shelled sunflower seeds delivered twice a year.  No delivery charge and a discount for buying in bulk.  I tried buying other food, but the birds only ever eat the sunflower seeds and toss everything else out onto the lawn.

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 19:05

I re-read War of the Worlds a couple of months ago.  It was much more scarey to think of martians landing in somewhere local to us rather than in America.  I also used to own the album.  Goodness knows what happened to it.  I liked Forever Autumn best.

Just popping in so I only read from the top of page 876!

My shallots have started coming up.  Feels like spring. 


Best tasting cherry tomatoes

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 19:02

I really like sweet olive.  They have a really tomatoey flavour, if you know what I mean.

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 13:02

I was worried about turning into a candidate for that programme so before Christmas I got rid of three years of old gardening magazines.

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