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wild sweetpeas

Posted: Yesterday at 16:48

Do you mean the perennials (not scented ) ?

Best ways of preserving beetroot

Posted: Yesterday at 16:40

David.........when you say "Lime Jelly" do you make your own or do you mean those little rubbery squares ? ( which I recall eating raw as a child  ).

I love Beetroot either fresh or pickled but never tried it with first, it sounded a bit odd but I'm warming to the idea now.

Forester......."hissing sid".........I have used in the past but after several occasions of not keeping an eye on the wretched thing and the kitchen becoming like a Turkish Bath, I gave up .  I also recall my mother cooking everything to death with the HS and then being forced to "eat your greens, dear" that is probably another reason why I am not too keen

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 20:52


Get if off your chest.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 20:49

OL..........Cheer are obviously not a mug...........who else is canny enough to hold down a job which involves both Garden Centres/Nurseries AND Food...........that's smart without a doubt

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 20:41

Someone also asking about storing Beetroot........I suggested Clamping ....but also suggested Dove or Welsh Onion may well know the best method ?

Back to gardening I think

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 19:46've completely missed the point it would seem. What an arrogant request.....

No one needs to prove anything to are old enough to decide yourself what forum you choose to use and how to use it. As has been said, no one member makes a forum.

Best ways of preserving beetroot

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:53

If you simply mean how to store fresh pulled beetroot until you have sufficient to make a meal, you may be able to keep them for longer if you used the "clamp" method (similar to clamping Beet or Carrots ?

I'm certainly no expert on this method but think it is layering your veg with dry sand or soil and keeping cool and dark.

I imagine either Dove from Above or Welshonion would be able to advise

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:34

Ooops........for "baited", please read "bated"

Dinner time

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:28

Yes, I too like the courgette in a Quiche..........combined with sharp green peppers, toms and mushrooms, the yellow looks attractive and tastes good too.  Made one the other day and still snacking on it

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:16

I have disagreed with Mike on several garden related threads. I have also tried to say on occasions that this forum (or any other forum come to that ) does not depend on one single member...........a basic principle which most of us understand and abide by. For whatever reason, Mike has been led to believe that he and his views  are more valid than those of other posters and cannot now understand why no one is waiting with baited breath for his next post.  He seems able to be both offensive and abusive when he feels the attention is drifting away from him but quite happily blames others for the unpleasantness which then ensues.

Mike has been offered support, advice and some fair criticism but sadly will not take it on board.

This particular horse has been led to the trough on numerous occasions but still resolutely refuses to drink.  A pity.


Discussions started by philippa smith2

Mangetout varieties

Any recommendations please ? 
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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 18:35

Sweet potato

Slips or Plugs ? 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 08:54

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

Who is your plant named after ? 
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Last Post: 06/07/2014 at 21:27

Lost garden tools

Not stolen..........just hiding !! 
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Last Post: 19/06/2014 at 21:10

Glyphosate killer in various forms

Effect on surrounding planting ? 
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Last Post: 16/06/2014 at 08:05

Perennial evergreen Grass

What variety ? 
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Last Post: 18/06/2014 at 17:00


Sulphate of Potash feed 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 20:33

Nicandra physalodes (Shoofly or Apple of Peru)

Leaf variegation 
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Last Post: 11/06/2014 at 08:16

Grass snake

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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 19:26 and then

How things change 
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Last Post: 24/05/2014 at 12:13

Cuckoo Spit

First of the season ? 
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Last Post: 04/05/2014 at 09:20

Wildlife Pond

Frog tadpoles 
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Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 10:37

Ornithogalum longibracteatum/caudatum

general query 
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Last Post: 06/06/2014 at 11:08

Waterlogged grass/lawn

using RapidGrid to make a path 
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Last Post: 26/02/2014 at 10:40

Kniphofia- Red Hot Pokers

Best type ? 
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Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 13:58
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