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How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 19:38's right here next to me.......hope I don't need it tho

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 19:28

I can recommend Dwarf Bean "Opera".......fantastic harvest.  Lab labs are doing well also.

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 19:20

SDonkey........with the greatest respect, this isn't a forum for Bloggs ..........however interesting or well intentioned.

 It is really just for gardening related issues although there are threads for general chat and topics beyond gardening and even some of the "garden" threads tend to drift into other subjects......mainly Food ( virtual or otherwise ) as you may have noticed 

Your thread was a good one .  It's nice to hear about how people approach their garden and how they garden from day to day but that is perhaps all we need. You obviously enjoy your garden and want to pass on your experiences and knowledge.

I think there are probably other sites which deal with retirement, hobbies, how to deal with life, etc.  May be best not to get into that sort of thing here ?  


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

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Recommended varieties

Best performers 
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Mangetout varieties

Any recommendations please ? 
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Sweet potato

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

Who is your plant named after ? 
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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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Grass snake

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How things change 
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Cuckoo Spit

First of the season ? 
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Wildlife Pond

Frog tadpoles 
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Ornithogalum longibracteatum/caudatum

general query 
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Waterlogged grass/lawn

using RapidGrid to make a path 
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