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Latest posts by landgirl100

willow trees

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 12:46

Some willows are planted for their coloured stems and are cut down every year in late winter.

Anyone recognise this mysterious seedling?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 12:40

Any scent when you rub the leaf? Is the stem square?

Tree spinach

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 15:04

OK, thanks. I'll give it a go for next year.

Slow cookers

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 15:03

Artjak, I hope you like the Sear'n'Stew. I bought one last year but took it back to the shop. It slid about all over the hob (ceramic) and the non-stick finish started to come off by the second use - wish I'd said all this before you ordered it! It is lightweight, but I do prefer the pottery Andrew James one that I bought to replace it. My small one (1-2 person) is from Lakeland, I've had it years and it's brilliant.

Tree spinach

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 12:49

It was up to a couple of metres tall when I saw it and still had a lot of purple/pink colouring. When you say "boring", what do you mean? Is it easy to pull out if it stops looking good?

Tree spinach

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 19:26

I saw Tree Spinach (Chenopodium gigateum) growing a walled garden I visited. It made large, stunning plants that tasted good as well. I'm thinking of growing it next year as a dot plant in my borders - does anyone have any experience of it?

Slow cookers

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 20:05

I understood that it's the condensed liquid that forms the seal, so the lid has to be loose to allow this to happen. You mustn't lift the lid during the cooking time. I've got two, one large and one small, and they both have loose-fitting lids. Had a whole chicken done in the big one tonight - lovely and moist!

Botanical name

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 13:24

What country are you gardening in?

It reminds me of a Magnolia.

Plant ID please

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 17:25

Looks like a dandelion to me - probably damaged at some stage.

silver birch for front garden

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 11:00

Silver birches are big trees and it's difficult to keep them to a lesser size. They are also brittle and drop twigs and branches as well as leaves. I would choose something smaller for a front garden. I doubt if it would affect your foundations, but you would need to check where your sewer runs as tree roots love to get into them.

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