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Posted: 20/11/2014 at 16:33

Avoid family and any weird relatives

Storing Bramley Apples

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 10:34

You can dry apples to store as well


Posted: 18/11/2014 at 17:52

Wormeries are excellent things......I'm a bit surprised that it seems to have  taken so long for people to use them.......or maybe it just seems that way. They were certainly a big thing 20 years ago.

Always a good idea to bake Egg shells as Ed much easier to deal with whatever you use them for

Cheapest houseplants ever

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 17:15

Will........I take it you are only putting them outside for the summer ?

Same here Hostafan............the SW is definitely short on that sort of store

Talkback: Composting

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 17:02

David.........yes......the really professional ones are a could run all sorts thru them in minutes  I have to say tho, I've never spent a day shredding my piles of branches, etc......a couple of hours usually does it.  I try to avoid weekends when I think my neighbours who go out to work might not be too enthralled but it does often drown out the sound of cat fights and music played too loudly

Talkback: Composting

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 16:35

I have 2 an old French one ( electric ) and the other I bought this year (petrol driven ).  Both I find will bog up to a certain extent if the stuff is too green/wet.  Handy things tho and I wouldn't be without one

Cheapest houseplants ever

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 16:30

Nice......very nice   Always interesting to try "exotics" isn't it ? 

Vegetable Seed Swop

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 15:03


I'd be interested in trying the Durham Early cabbage if you still have some spare

Devon Pinks

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 18:15

Sunnylou........Devon Pinks........Mmmmm.....lovely plants.  I've only taken cuttings....IME you can't really split them.  If you have room to lift them from the garden and pot them deeply, they should shoot again.  Otherwise, once you have taken shoots for cuttings, cover the original plant with compost and will find that it will produce new shoots and make for a bushier plant for next year.  I should say that it depends where you are...........may be better to leave til Spring

Block Paving

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 18:04

It can always be cleared ........but if the paving is in a situation which attracts moss , it will return  sooner or later whatever you do

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Book Lovers and Library Users

Pay for a Library Service or lose it ? 
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Last Post: 06/11/2014 at 09:37


Wasps......lack of this year ? 
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How to politely educate someone ? 
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Last Post: 05/10/2014 at 17:19


What do the various abbrevations mean and are we talking about the same thing ? 
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Last Post: 09/10/2014 at 08:59

Rude but funny.

Another Quotes thread.......can't find the old one. 
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Last Post: 28/08/2014 at 14:54

Recommended varieties

Best performers 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 09:28

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: 17/11/2014 at 20:57

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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