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Has any one made a gardening cake before

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 17:38

Just believe you can do it and it will be fine....love to see a photo of the finished article please xx

Has any one made a gardening cake before

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 14:23

How many folk are you trying to feed, that mi x doesn't make a very big cake, but if it's just a gesture then go for it. 

Try looking on the bake off website for last years show Frances made an allotment cake you could copy. Good luck,

Has any one made a gardening cake before

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 13:57

Aah, if you don't like eating it then definitely use what is sold as flower paste to model with you really won't want to eat it! If you want to try and decorate cakes without using a real cake you can buy "dummy" cakes from any good cake decorating shop.

im also a complete addict only I have a husband with a very sweet tooth but who also has coeliac disease so normal cakes are a big no no and trust me gluten free cakes aren't very nice!!!

Has any one made a gardening cake before

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 11:10

i made one years ago and recall using desiccated coconut in a plastic bag with a few drops of green colouring give it a real good shake and you have grass....like dove said pretend the paste is plasticine and you won't have an issue if you are making cauliflowers take the back of a clean hair grip shape your paste and use the end of the  grip to pattern the florets it works the other way to do it is to roll the paste on the fine side of a cheese grater to give it texture. If you want to make edges and things that need to stand alone add half a teaspoon of gum tracacanth to half a pound of icing work it well and it dries hard and is reasonably robust.

good luck and enjoy it it's fun.

Lawn problems

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 15:23

Many thank for that, I wasn't aware the fairy ring toadstools came in any other colour than white.

these pesky things appear once a year usually autumn when it's damp, the ground isn't very well drained, but we do cut and apply feed and weed regularly.

are you sure there is not easy remedy......?

Lawn problems

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 14:06

Hi, is there anyone out there who can help.

i have an explosion of a yellow orange chantrelle type fungus in my lawn.

it has suddenly appeared and is taking over, what is it and how can I get rid of it.

the lawn had silver birch trees around it about twenty eight years ago and was a "natural lawn" when we bought our house.

all suggestions welcome please 

thanks

Lawn problems

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 14:06

Hi, is there anyone out there who can help.

i have an explosion of a yellow orange chantrelle type fungus in my lawn.

it has suddenly appeared and is taking over, what is it and how can I get rid of it.

the lawn had silver birch trees around it about twenty eight years ago and was a "natural lawn" when we bought our house.

all suggestions welcome please 

thanks

Victoria plum problems

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 12:54

I put in a bare rooted tree last year on my allotment, it settled and grew well, no flowers or fruit but not unexpected.

this year masses of flowers but all have withered and died leaving no signs of fruitlets.

do they require companion trees or have I done something very silly?

i thought they were pretty fool proof!

help!!!!

Victoria Plum Tree

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 12:48

I need help too with my Victoria plum.

i was a bare rooted tree that I planted on my allotment last year, it had a good year and grew well no flowers or fruit but not unexpected.

this year however it had loads of flowers but they have all withered and died leaving no signs of fledgling fruit at all.

do they require companion trees or have I done something very wrong?

help please 

Soil problems

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 16:05

Oh yes no ph done is this essential?

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Yellow fungus 
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Yellow fungus 
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Flowers but no fruit set 
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Soil problems

What do I do now? 
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spots on spuds

tiny white spots on the tubers 
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creepy crawlies in the soil on the allotment

1-2inch flat orangey wormy things. 
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