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Posted: 19/10/2012 at 15:44

I think it needs to be made very clear that you must have permission from whoever owns the land before you take it. It may well be that some local authorities or land ownders allow it, whilst others don't.  


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 15:28

Wet and miserable here, I'm hoping that Indian summer arrives as I've got a lot of raspberries on order coming soon.

Bev, I had the same problem today, it seemed to fix itself by signing out and back in though.

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Posted: 19/10/2012 at 15:11

Ah come on, you have to play in the snow Geoff that's what it's there for. 

I'm not sure why I like walking in the rain, I have always liked it though. Perhaps I had too many out of season holidays in Wales as a kid...

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Posted: 19/10/2012 at 15:04

You only get wet if you don't have a nice big waterproof coat. 

Does anyone know if I divide a rhubarb will I have to leave it alone and not pick any next year?


Posted: 19/10/2012 at 14:59

If you can get it and it's fine by all the various authorities, who I'm sure will have a view on the matter, then it is meant to be a very good fertilizer. I saw a programme a while back about the Lost Gardens of Heligan where they collected a truck full in the spring to dig in the veggie patch, fine for them as they have their own beach.

I imagine once rotted it would also make an excellent mulch.

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Posted: 19/10/2012 at 14:54

Afternoon all, it's been raining all day here and I'm trying to tempt the OH out for a walk but he's having none of it. I love walking in the rain.

Becks your rhubarb will be fine in the shade, traditionally they're grown at the very edge of veggie patches where you can't put much else. My own is planted right behind a 6 foot fence and has been massive this year, I think they must like the rain.

I absolutely adore Cornwall and the south west, had a week down there earlier this year and must book another soon.

More to identify

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 14:38

I have quite a few of these in my garden, Salvias being one of my favourite plants, and they're very hard to kill. In the wild they're mountain plants so our winters generally won't harm them (hardy to about -17C from memory) but they're not so keen on the wet weather so have them in a sheltered patch.

In late spring they will look way past their best, full of twiggy parts and not very pretty. Cut them right back to the base, where you'll probably see signs of new shoots coming through anyway, and they'll grow away like new. Don't be too precious about cutting it right to the base as I've never lost a single one, even though they do look past it.

Lanky Roses

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 23:27

Just a quick note to say don't be scared to cut it back hard, I've done it at the wrong time of year (as well as not knowing particularly well where to cut) but I can't say it made much difference. Climbing roses will tolerate an awful lot, just be generous with any manure in the spring.

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Posted: 18/10/2012 at 17:16

The car failed, but luckily not on anything serious and should be about £40 to fix, there's life in her old wheels yet! 

Maybe the cat got bored and made a waterslide Geoff?

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Posted: 18/10/2012 at 16:30

Same with this one Becks, it just scraped through last year but I'm hoping it will struggle on a little longer. If it needs any work done I think I'll be in the position of looking for a 'new' one. 

And there's nothing I hate more than having to look for new cars when I have no interest or knowledge of them. 

Fingers very much crossed here.

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