Maud is in the garden

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Tomato Ripening

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 11:07

They have been lovely all summer i wont want to buying toms from the shops now. Its been the same with cucumbers have never eaten any better. Or am i just blowing my own trumpet?????

Tomato Ripening

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 10:39

Am i right in thinking that if you put bananas with green tomatoes it helps them to ripen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have just picked the last of ny Brandywine toms in the greenhouse. Next year seems a long way away.

Wartime Farm

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 10:35

My great uncle had an allotment during the war and kept the family in fresh fruit and veg the whole time. I inhereted all his tools and still use them. My fork handle broke and still trying to find a replacement not easy . We dont know how lucky we are.

Something is digging up my Jerusalem artichokes

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 10:30

I will give that a go.

Climbers advice please.

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 10:29

I cut my honeysuckle a real chopping this time last year as there was a lot of dead wood. This year it has been covered in flowers and the perfume from them wonderful. Pruning for me is a bit of a hit and miss thing as i always forget when i should be doing it. Got to cut back two clematis and guess what cant remember what they are but they pruning as they are taking over the garden.

This forum is great

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 10:24

Its nice to chat to like minded people who dont mond you talking about yet another plant. Its good to see what others are upto. I cant get to use the computer everyday so it takes quite a while to catch up.


Posted: 21/09/2012 at 10:08

Yet another frog. Wet my hands first and the frog didnt seem to mind as i put it back in the pond.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 10:06

Big change in the weather cloudy, grey and no sun and its cold. Where did the summer go? Rain is forecast but no idea when it will arrive. A big thankyou to my neighbours who lit a bonfire whilst my eashing was still out as if i need more washing. Couldnt hang it out yesterday because the fire was still smoking.

Something is digging up my Jerusalem artichokes

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 10:01

We call them fartychokes as well al though my husband needs no help in that department. Perhaps you should stay up one night and see what creature appears. Wrap up warm.

Talkback: Growing runner beans

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 09:58

Havent tried putting beans in freezer without blanching them first. Will give it a go next year as they are all finished for this year. Im relying on me remembering to do it though. Out for lunch today so no bean eating today. My daughter starts her uni course on monday so its a wish you luck lunch really.

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