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Talkback: Saving calendula seed

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 19:01

Katkin...........if only life was that simple

from pot to garden

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 16:05


Wierd Aubergines

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 16:03

Aha..........The Return of Miss Marple..........  Devious thinking Dove

Wierd Aubergines

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 15:58

Oops.....posts crossed sjp

Wierd Aubergines

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 15:56

My mistake........I had just assumed the OP was growing the same variety as previously grown.  But I agree ...........they would need to be really very bad before I could dismiss them as inedible

Pumpkins and butter nut squash.

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 15:51

I have only grown Butternut Squash from seed.  Mine are still ripening on the vine and I would expect to harvest them next month.  Anything other than full size fruits will not grow to size and ripen at this time of year and I wouldn't waste feed on them.  The plants will be killed by winter frosts if they haven't naturally died off before then

Wierd Aubergines

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 15:44

I would imagine probably a duff or mis labelled packet of seeds.  Take some photos of the offending fruits and contact the seed supplier. 


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:50


Recently moved, new garden but no skills! Any suggestions....

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:40

Gingerfingers.......first things first I would think.  What do you want to use your garden for ?  Children, Pets or just you ?  Do you like plants ?  Do you want to spend time on maintenance ? A bit more information might elicit some advice.

The Hebe.... you can trim but best not into the old wood.......use the trimmings for cuttings if you think you may want to use this plant elsewhere.


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:30

OYB....= On Yer Bike

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What do the various abbrevations mean and are we talking about the same thing ? 
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Rude but funny.

Another Quotes thread.......can't find the old one. 
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Recommended varieties

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Mangetout varieties

Any recommendations please ? 
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Sweet potato

Slips or Plugs ? 
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Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

Who is your plant named after ? 
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Lost garden tools

Not stolen..........just hiding !! 
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Glyphosate killer in various forms

Effect on surrounding planting ? 
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Perennial evergreen Grass

What variety ? 
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Sulphate of Potash feed 
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How things change 
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Cuckoo Spit

First of the season ? 
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