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Comfrey

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 14:33

Comfrey is a great garden plant. The flowers are loved by bees; the leaves make brilliant plant food and are excellent in the compost heap. I once made a soothing cream from the leaves for bumps and grazes, just for my grandchildren. I wouldn't be without it. I suppose we are all different.

Lots of new plants to learn about

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 22:21

The euphorbia has bright acid yellow flowers in the spring and then spreads like mad! I have just dug up a bucket load; it had tiny red roots. It will be back next year but I just don't want it everywhere.

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:24

We had bees in the garden. Our garden was just a lot of scruffy grass and no flowers. I thought gardening was mowing the grass, sometimes. Then I realised that perhaps it would be kind to grow something for the bees. The grass is even scruffier but at least there are lots of flower beds now and even a few veg. I love being outside & having bees around me.

Are you finding this is a poor season?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 19:25

Spoke too soon - the wind has destroyed my beans. Huge gusts this afternoon gradually destroyed the frame and dumped them onto my leeks. Fed up.

Are you finding this is a poor season?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:02

Potatoes & apples are poor but everything else is doing very well. I am thrilled with the way everything has grown so well, especially runner beans, tomatoes & cucumbers. About to plant my winter cabbages and kale.

Got Big Courgettes. Recipes, please!

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 20:50

Courgette cake is lovely - tastes much better than it sounds.  Recipe here

http://www.mykitchentable.co.uk/index.php/2010/12/mary-berry-courgette-loaves/

It's ok to use all plain flour

 

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 21:53

Ooh I did not know about Cosmos. I will chop some early in the morning then the rain (please!) will revive them. Thanks Verdun. Again!

Free Penstemon from Mag

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 12:44

I would probably keep them in a cold greenhouse once the weather cools down. For now, they need slightly bigger pots and somewhere cool for the rest of the summer.

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:47

In this house clamping has something to do with bits of wood and glue...

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 13:02

Definitely NOT romantic Mike.

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Discussions started by Outdoor girl

Saving peas for seed

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Help with cucumbers

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Cucumbers outdoors?

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Garlic rust

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Munched broadbeans

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Growing meconopsis

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Gardening with the enemy

And I don't mean slugs & snails! 
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What do you do with grass clippings?

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Mice!

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Supa Drippa taps

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Planting Nerines

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No Aconites yet

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Bedding plants seedlings already!

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Potato Days

What a treat! 
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Pruning Winter Jasmine

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