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Posted: 24/09/2014 at 20:04

Didn't get round to making the jam - did make the tomato ketchup it took longer than usual because the toms were juicy (reducing down). Still I'll give it away for C***** presents.

Pear jam tomorrow I think


Definite chill in air come 4pm


Salic Flamingo

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 13:47

Every time we have had a really dry spell mine have shrivelled this year. (the first full year)

They are shriveled  now.

Am going to follow Verdun advice and give them a good mulch once the soil is really moist 

Apple Trees

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 12:28

If you have room - and I think you have you can make a leaf compost bin very easily. Mine is made from 90cm tall plastic netting (about 2 cm holes) in a metre square with 4 broomstick handles to hold it up. Did this for first time last year and is decomposing nicely. Should be ready next year

I am going to make another one this year.

We chopped up the leaves by raking them into long heap and then ran our rotary mower, (one that collects grass) on a high setting along the heap.. Then just added to compost bin. Leave it open to the elements, no need to cover though others may say cover


Posted: 24/09/2014 at 11:56

Morning- just

Have a mountain of tomatoes to make into chutney and ketchup. Outdoor ones have done so very well this year (well haven't grown them outside before so no real comparison)

Also have the first ever crop of pears which I will make into pear and vanilla jam(delicious in a Frangipane tart)

All need to be done asap - busy, busy, busy

Busy Lizzie keep potting on 

Garden full of rubble and weeds - can we go grow veg?

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 21:33

I grow veg in raised beds - started with 3 for crop rotation but now have 4.

Raised beds are because also growing on what was an unloved garden and so many tree roots (trees now gone) earth was impenetrable, so ideal on rubble


Posted: 23/09/2014 at 21:28

Yes thanks - all fine

Tulips at bottom, daffs, crocus


Posted: 23/09/2014 at 19:44

Have enlarged - should anyone else need to it was Control +


Back soon


Posted: 23/09/2014 at 19:35

No can't see a way to enlarge - will be a problem

My Acidenthras have come out at different times - some out now but all planted at same time.

Stuffed an overlarge courgette/marrow with a spicy lamb mix - recipe on

 Thanks fro welcomes - will be an intermittent visitor though.




Posted: 23/09/2014 at 12:34

Hello (she says tentatively)

Not been here for a long time, though have looked in and answered on some threads

Decided  .to say Hi as I have just had a right performance forum.getting back onto the Forum. so decided to make it worthwhile.

I have had  to find everything (it was saved )e hard disc cleared , a new system put on and am now trying to find everything.

I seem to have lost my bookmarked nurseries etc

And am finding this print very hard to read - anyone know how to enlarge it??


Love that 'card' Star Gaze Lily - just about sums up how I feel


sorry who is this?

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 17:15

DOH!! couldn't remember how to check - done it now though.

See I still have 1567 plant reviews I have never revered though!!

Discussions started by Matty2

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ways to propagate 
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compost use

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moving them 
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Lasagne bulb planting

Which bulbs 
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Penstemon- but which variety

Beautiful flower but .... 
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What is this?

I understand it is a fried egg plant but what precisely is it? 
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Plant ID please

Hope some one can help! 
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Jewell garden - suggestions

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Jewell garden - suggestions

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What to do to encourage growth 
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Special offer 
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