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Latest posts by Leggi

Pickling Beetroot Recipes

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 11:58

Hi all, just wondring if any of you guys have a tasty recipe for pickling beetroots as I was given a fair few yesterday (would like to say I'd grown them myself but alas, no). I have done it in the past but the colour leeched from the roots so I guess I did something wrong.

Any advice and tasty tips would be more than welcome.

name of flowering plant

Posted: 17/09/2012 at 00:32

Lots of people are having trouble posting photos at the moment.

Gardeners' Question Time

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 23:50

It annoys me when plants aren't given their proper names. If you want to buy or look up a specific plant it's not much use only having the family name, and from experience the common name might not be that much use either.

Fork Handles

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 19:07

Thanks Gary, I'll probably give DA a watch tonight and see what I think.


Posted: 16/09/2012 at 19:04
Michele Hockley wrote (see)

what do I with the pods that I've taken from my daughter's garden - do i pod them, leave them somewhere cool??

Leave them somewhere warm and dry til they dry out, hopefully after a few weeks you'll have nice plump dry pea like seeds. You can plant these in October to over winter, or save until Spring. It's probably best to ask David what he suggests with saving seeds and sowing on the thread below though.


Fork Handles

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 18:35

Figrat - I'm experimenting with two different mixes. One patch has Marshall's buckwheat on it, and the other T&M general green manure mix (Rye, Vetch, Italian Rye Grass and Forage Pea).

I've used the buckwheat before with mixed results, but I didn't want to leave two beds empty over winter/early spring (and I didn't much fancy just covering them up).

Fork Handles

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 18:00

Evening ladies and gents, busy day at the allotment for me today. Dug over two beds and added compost and chicken pellets, then planted some green manure to over winter. Hopefully that's better than leaving the beds empty and open to the elements. The Christmas spuds have not fared well so tidied up and removed what we could (flipping blight). I was given a large bag of strawberry runners to plant up though, which the OH is currently busying himself with in the garden.

Love the rabbit video Pam and Figrat.

I'm wondering what to watch tonight, stick with Dragon's Den or start watching Downton Abbey? I haven't seen DA before.

unknown flower

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 22:25

It looks like a Cosmos to me, there's a thread with advice and pictures below.

Fuschia problem

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 19:50
flower 7 wrote (see)

my fuschia's (two) in pots are beautiful plants,green, healthy and strong , but hardley and flowers on them this year.?? any clues as why.??.

Like a lot of things this year, the weather. It's just not been that warm or sunny for long enough spells.

Problem bamboo

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 19:47

I have heard of people sinking a barrier along their boundary beneath the bottom of their fence to stop bamboo from being able to come through. I can't say how well this works as I haven't had to do it myself.

Have you explained to your neighbour how much of a problem it is?

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