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Posted: 11/08/2014 at 19:38

Flumpy1-you can come for Tea if you like Chicken Marion... Happy Birthday!!

What a lovely smell!

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 11:47

Oh no..I'm going to have to go and buy more seeds now!!!!!!!!!! I pick my Sweet Peas regularly and put them by the bed. Going to sleep with the scent in my nostrils is wonderful. Also get a wonderful waft from the honeysuckle by the French windows.Fidget, if I get seeds now then, is it best to get them in ready for next year?


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 11:38

Very wet In Staffs! At least the water butts will get filled up again! Having home grown Dwarf Beans, Carrots, Mange -tout and Potatoes with my Roast Chicken for Tea. It really does give you a sense of satisfaction doesn't it? Have a lovely day tomorrow Marion, and I hope that you don't get too wet.

Are you finding this is a poor season?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 11:32

Rhubarb gone mad, so loads in freezer. Dwarf beans doing really well, Rasperries still going and getting a second flush of flowers. Potatoes (in pots) brilliant crop, so all in all, not a bad year. My only disappointment has been my apple trees after a good year last year-only three apples on one tree, and two of them have fallen off!!

Giving my Sage bush the chop.

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 18:44

Thanks everyone. Cuttings are already in pots, and will chop it back a bit, as it is getting a bit woody like you say Verdun. And yes GG, I wasn't sure about how far down I could prune.

Giving my Sage bush the chop.

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 13:17

Thanks Dove-I'll leave it until the Spring then. Have taken some cuttings...just in case I get it wrong, and chopped quite a few lumps off to make some Apple and Herb Jelly.

Giving my Sage bush the chop.

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 12:57

Hi Guys. I have a sage bush that is taking over my herb container, and I want to give it a bit of a prune. If I give it a severe chop, will it sprout from the base, or is it one of those plants that you can only trim down a bit?


Posted: 09/08/2014 at 12:52

Looks like the jury is out on the Cucamelons Marion! I believe that you can pickle them, so keep me posted if you babies get any bigger. The Rose looks lovely-Golden Celebration is definitely for you!! I have just bought 'Shropshire Lad' for my front garden from David Austin, and he is showing buds already. Did you see any of the Air Balloons go over your house yesterday? The ones I saw take off whilst the morning news was on were quite spectacular. Lovely day here in Stoke-on-Trent, so been out feeding, watering, and taking a few cuttings.

Companion planting

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 17:29

Oooh Bekkie...don't tell me about any more seed sites! I will just have to go and look now, just to be polite!!! And thanks for the advice on the carrots-if thet are a bit woody, they will keep him quiet whilst OH chews them!

Companion planting

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 21:49

They have definitely tried my patience this year! It is the first time I have grown them in my greenhouse(birthday present last year). Used to fill the conservatory with pots so we couldn't sit down to eat! Trouble is, I now want to try at least 2 other varieties next year-and hubby wants purple carrots I have got a box full of seeds, and I think I will need to start planting by at least Christmas day or there won't be time to grow them all. This gardening lark is very addictive!

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