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Latest posts by Lyn

Best ways of preserving beetroot

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:44

I keep them in the fridge until I have few, then cook them and open freeze. None of us like vinigar so I dont pickle.

Garden and Gardeners World back issues

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:34

I keep all mine and the Amateur garde

ner, they just seem

 too good to throw away, and I like to get a previous years mag and compere to this years.

I havent subscribed this year to GW as I cant aford to buy it and my Tesco vouchers all went on my RAC subscription.

Oh Thank You Neighbour!

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 17:14

Thats beautiful, all I get is weed seeds blowing in from the field.

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 17:10

And very good experiences too Frank.

Dont worry about Mike, he will read each and every post, then at the midnight hour, he will post another.

Its formng a pattern in the hopes someone will get abusive, he will make his farewell blog for the third time, someone will take pity and off we go again.

I have read all this on another forum, where he now has 8 unanswered threads.

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 14:30

Lovely big kitchen, you could prepare your glut of runner beans in there!


Posted: 30/07/2014 at 11:04

You need to give them lots of water and deadhead regularly

I deadhead every day sometimes twice if I have the time. A weekly feed of tomato food helps, but definitely, loads of water

Pinch out the middle of the plants befor you put them in the basket, makes for a bushier plant, to late now, but for next year.

 And loads of deadheading as soon as the flower starts to droop

Runner Beans

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 09:25

I agree there David, I take off the first flowers anyway, because they are usually no good and that gives the plant chance to strengthen up.

Is it only me that nips out the middle to make a double shoot, my dads advice, says all the old gardeners used to do it. It does seem to make stronger shoots, I dont know, I only take his advice and do it!

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 09:01

You know, Mike Allen, you would be so much more accepted on this site if you learn to just take your place among the other gardeners here.

You really dont need to tell the whole story of your working years as a park keeper, policeman  so on, on every single thread you start. In fact, you dont need to start 2 or 3 threads a day in your own name, you could join in on other peoples threads.


If you want to chat, join in on the chat thread.


If you have advise on a gardening question, join in on that.



You will get yourself disliked with all this bragging, and that would be a shame, as its obvious you are desparate to fit in, but yours is not the way.








I know of at least 10 on here that stated off gardening along side their dads from small children.



You like my cold frame?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 23:57

Brill, put me on the list for one.

Mystery Tomatoes

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 23:55

If you picked a couple off each truss they would get even bigger. They reckon to leave only one beefsteak on a truss. I couldnt do that but the growers for shows do.

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