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Where to buy in Wiltshire

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 17:26

Perhaps one of us should start a "Sumach Anonymous" help line ?  Sandyboy and Dove and any others who may be susceptible could then call for help if they feel their willpower is waning

Where to buy in Wiltshire

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 17:53

"Well manured" or "well mannered"  Tetley ?

I think poor Sandyboy  will now be totally confused

Where to buy in Wiltshire

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 17:30

That's it Pansy............  I can't believe I couldn't think of that.....I think I left my brain in the G/H

Where to buy in Wiltshire

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 17:17

I'm trying to think of that know..... along the lines of "there's always one example which disproves a theory " ?  Something like that anyway.  It is obviously true

Turnips and swedes

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 16:26 sound as if you know how to grow them ( this is my first attempt ) so I'd be inclined to go with the over feeding.

OTOH, I've found that lots of stuff has been disappointing this year so could just be that

Where to buy in Wiltshire

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 16:20

I was trying to be even handed Verdun..........I wouldn't let mine out of it's pot for love or money

In a nearby village these trees were planted along both sides of the road.  Gorgeous show in Spring and Autumn.  One side has been completely dug up due to the construction of a new bypass.  I'm waiting to see if they manage to regenerate

Turnips and swedes

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 16:12

Could be that you have over fed them perhaps ?

I don't know about Swedes but some Turnip varieties are bred to produce small roots rather than large.

I've just harvested some turnips.....roots are just less than tennis ball size but it is obvious with one or two of them that to leave any longer will result in them becoming woody and tasteless.

Check your variety and be careful how/what you feed.

Where to buy in Wiltshire

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 15:39 could be that the poor old Sumach gets a bad press as a garden tree.

It can be a real pain in the wrong location....i.e. most gardens.  The biggest problem comes when they are pruned, cut down or whatever as the continual suckers are a real nightmare.

Do you know anyone who has this tree ?  If you do and can find some suckers, whip one off.  They don't take that long to grow to enough of a size to give you that graceful shape and wonderful Autumn colour.

I grow one in a large pot having gone thru the trauma of removing one which was in totally the wrong place.  You may like to do the same to save yourself the angst in future years.

Kohl rabi

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 13:47

You could either cook it or play with it

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 16:26

I have some Agapanthus seeds ( blue ) if anyone would like.

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