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Lyn Plant-Wells

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Posted: 12/08/2014 at 14:54

As an ex Dental Nurse I am sure I have a couple of masks and gloves somewhere! Thanks for taking the time to reply to my post.



Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:57

Great idea. Thanks very much.

Nuss Schnapps

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:49

Just back from France and brought back a bag of green walnuts.

If anyone has green walnuts and likes alcohol, see link below to make this rather unusual drink. I bought a bottle a from the Chartreuse outlet in Voiron but you can get it in the bigger supermarkets.

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Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:27

Good idea - this site is incredibly helpful and I'm always amazed how quickly I get responses to queries. 


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:19

Thanks for your advice guys. My garden is very tiny so don't have a compost heap. I could put it in a container but presumably that would need drainage at the base. The only place it could go is in the corner of my little potager, which is the size of a medium sitting room! 


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 00:44

I have been offered chicken bedding/manure (from the floor of a barn where chickens were kept.)  It looks like dryish brown compost with some chicken manure and feathers!  It doesn't have a strong smell - however, would it need to be kept until next year to rot down?

I need to make my raised flower beds and potager a bit deeper so wondered if it would be suitable to mix with soil?

Rotting courgettes

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 09:36

Ok thanks!

Rotting courgettes

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 00:10

There doesn't seem to be any flower to speak of to remove on the immature courgettes - the tip plus beginning of the flower is brown and shrivelled so the flower does not appear to have formed.

This is when the courgettes are barely the size of my a little finger. 

Rotting courgettes

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 13:56

Yes spooky! Will check garden for Daleks/alien invasion!

Rotting courgettes

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 13:51

It doesn't! That was meant for Facebook. I have no idea how it ended up on here! New iPad! Sorry.

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Discussions started by Lyn Plant-Wells

Nuss Schnapps

Yummy alcoholic drink from green walnuts 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 07:27


Chicken bedding 
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Last Post: 12/08/2014 at 14:54

Rotting courgettes

Brown tips How long will a visit to the Doctor Who Experience take? Please allow up to 1.5 hours for a visit. The interactive element will take 30 minutes and the exhibition can take up to an hour. Feel free to stay longer though! 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 09:36

Very leggy Philadelphus

About 10' + 
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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 20:07

Rose suckers?

Tall shoots with 9 leaves 
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Last Post: 26/05/2014 at 15:46

Pruning Hankey Pankey

Lots of leaf buds and a couple of flower buds 
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Last Post: 10/03/2014 at 12:03

Pruning 'Hankey Pankey'

Is it too late and how hard to prune? 
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Last Post: 11/03/2014 at 17:47

Talkback: Insects and seed heads

Seedheads are great for sheltering insects but earwigs can be a nuisance as they nibble flower petals. However, I have a friend who never k... 
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Last Post: 07/03/2014 at 13:37

Patio cleaner

Green gravel in back garden  
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Last Post: 07/03/2014 at 14:14

Replacement for Hydrangea

Bush rose? 
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Last Post: 07/03/2014 at 13:14

Surviving Geraniums

Tatty looking containers 
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Last Post: 07/03/2014 at 23:48

Surviving Pelargoniums

Looking a bit ropey! 
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Last Post: 28/09/2013 at 14:14

Massive Hydrangea

How to reduce size 
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