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Has my broccoli bolted?

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 19:25

OL.....looks like you've got some Broccoli heads there..........I've never grown it actually but that is what it is supposed to do I think...........the florets will mature to heads........if they do well, I shall be asking you for advice when I come to try them........certainly don't look much like sprouts to me Maybe the Sprouts are the ones next door ?  They won't be showing for ages yet.

Round Robin

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 18:32

And don't they take their time over the bath...........big birds in the bath, little birds on the edges to catch just a shower........and you and I are standing there like the proverbial til they're finished...........Silly Buggers Unite I say 

Round Robin

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 17:21 way are you talking nonsense .......what's a garden without the wildlife after all ?  Pretty sterile

I know I tease you about your Shed but I'd do exactly the same and most people on here would too I'm sure. I can rarely walk up the garden to the Chickens without having to stop and chat/encourage/apologise to the various birds which I come across.

If there should ever be a "Bird Gardener of the Year", you can certainly count on my vote

breeze block wall

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 16:47

Thanks Dove.......I did grow one in a previous garden direct into the soil ........flowered extremely well but I sold up before the winter so never knew if it survived.

I've been wondering about trying again........south facing wall alongside the Fig so similar situation to yours tho my climate is perhaps a little kinder than yours.  Yep, I think that is going to be next on my list

Like you say, fingers crossed (I reckon Gardeners actually must have more fingers than normal people)


Round Robin

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 16:29

Percy........your Robins have definitely got you marked down as a pushover......I bet they have your shed against next year

It's a nice feeling tho isn't it when you have your own "personal" birds.  As well as Blackbird, Robin, Tit and Finch babies, I am waiting for my GS Woodpecker youngsters to turn up again and learn to use the bath and feeders.  Shouldn't be long now

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 16:19

DD.......just start a new thread with Garlic in the title......that should get you some help and advice

breeze block wall

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 15:52

Sorry to jump in..........Dove.............does your Campsis overwinter without any protection ?


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 15:41

Great minds think alike Clarington


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 15:28

Clarington..........Aloes on their way......have sent you a PM

Round Robin

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 09:47

Nice to hear about the new ones Percy............and you have your shed back now

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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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Rude but funny.

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

Best performers 
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Mangetout varieties

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Sweet potato

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

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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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Nicandra physalodes (Shoofly or Apple of Peru)

Leaf variegation 
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