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True lute

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 18:28

CGFixit..........I don't think Mike is using the forum now

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 18:25

GMaiden.......I guess that's how quite a few people become gardeners.  Once you have a patch of your own, you start to do a little and then before you know it, you are a gardener

Much depends on your time and lifestyle of course but I imagine most people who pop a few seeds in a bare spot enjoy the results and want to "explore" a little further 

Please confirm these are greens of some type...

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 18:19

Victoria.....sorry to hear that.  I lost one of my Blue's earlier this year.... an intestinal tumour....she was only 2 years old.  After a couple of tries with local vets, I eventually found a really good bloke...nothing to be done but at least I got a proper diagnosis in the end.

Leaking squash, help!

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 17:54

I'm assuming they only weep because they are fresh ?  Normally, you would leave them on the vine to ripen and cure and then no problem.

Not much help if you want to show at this time of year tho

Good luck for tomorrow Green Magpie.......hope you win

Please confirm these are greens of some type...

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 17:50

Victoria......I'd second Lyn and WOnion.......anything you aren't sure of, don't feed  I should send you some eggs...........I can't keep up with mine and only have 2 !

Bekkie........what's happened to your wheedling powers...........


Can you give me some advice on Passion Flowers?

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 17:05

DD.......I always understood that you got more germination success by leaving some of the pith/jelly on the seeds when you sow them.  Buying them dry never worked for me.......blasted things !



Please confirm these are greens of some type...

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 17:01

Agree with Dove re the first Victoria..........looks like my perpetual Spinach which I grow for my Chickens.......they love it

Courgette v Marrow

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 16:33

Picking them whilst still small will promote further fruit ( probably far too many  ).

If you want marrow size fruits, probably best to grow a marrow...I don't grow them but I think there are several good varieties available

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 16:29

Welsh Onion.......couldn't agree more

This has shades of turning into another backbiting fiasco.......only recently finished with the last one.

Pond Skaters

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 19:50 did the right thing

I regularly try to save the Bees that get into the g/h from the numerous spiders lurking in there.

Sometimes I am successful, other times not..........everything has a place and a reason even if we humans find it hard to discern at the time.

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Papaver somniferum

Beautiful blood red flowers 
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Free tickets available

Want a day out at the Zoo ? 
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Timber Compost Bins

Close boarded or open ? 
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Elymus magellanicus - Blue wheat grass ( I think ! )

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Great gardening weather

Dry, sunny and no wind for a change . 
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Carex trifida "Rekohu Sunrise"

Anyone growing this ? 
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Seed sowing. 
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Kindle e readers

Advice sought from Kindle users. 
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Papaver orientale " Black and White "

Anyone growing this one ? 
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Philadelphus coronarius variegatus

anyone grown this ? 
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Nandina domestica

Regenerating old plant. 
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Book Lovers and Library Users

Pay for a Library Service or lose it ? 
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Wasps......lack of this year ? 
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How to politely educate someone ? 
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What do the various abbrevations mean and are we talking about the same thing ? 
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