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Football season - 2014

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 20:46

David...  I seem to remember it was the same last year tho and no world cup ?  Well, I could have missed it I guess

OL.............I liked your explanation.......a "long season"..........aka year round

As you all know, I only post on this thread to be a nuisance - but a nice nuisance I hope

Sweet potato

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 20:37

Got mine crossed too Bob

Sweet potato

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 20:22

Bob.............they look good........the rest of this month doesn't sound too good but maybe September will be warmer.

Look forward to seeing how they do eventually

Football season - 2014

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 20:16

Stupid question probably but why is it football "season" ?  It goes on all year round I think ?

Is football affected by climate change whereas all the seasons just seem to merge and little difference between Spring and summer, etc.

Sorry, sorry, sorry

Will I be lucky ?

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 19:43

Wendy............lovely plants aren't they ?

Usually an annual, the last winter has been mild enough for some sheltered plants to spring up again without too much problem.  They usually seed themselves quite happily but if you want to save seed for next year, you can at least choose where to plant them.

Once the pods have started to turn brown but before they split is the best time to catch the seed.  Store in paper bag, envelope or whatever and keep them in a cool place and you can then sow them next year.

Provided they are not F1 variety, you have a good chance of them coming true.

Read in the paper today

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 19:11

For those of you who like Liver (not Chicken Liver ! ) and grow your own Toms, Courgettes and Aubergines ............Mediterranean Liver is a super dish.  Eaten with crusty fresh bread it really is "the biz" 

I picked it up years ago courtesy of a Keith Floyd programme ( so it also contains a fair dash of Red wine)

The book. By Mike Allen.

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 20:34

OL..........forget soon for you I think ?  Have a lovely time

The book. By Mike Allen.

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 20:31

David............don't panic............a teensy bit of stirring I think given the discrepancy in the dates


Tomato truss broken

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 20:15

Fishy........a "mere man" ?  I didn't think there was such a thing these days

Your Toms will ripen so all the above is just academic really.

Gordon Ramsey.......if he could only  cook as well as he can curse he might be worth taking note of

The book. By Mike Allen.

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 20:04

Punica.......I'm afraid you are a bit out of date

For good gardening books, I'd suggest your local library or even Amazon.

If it is some subject  in particular which you need to read up on, perhaps start a new thread?

Hope this helps 

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Rude but funny.

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

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Sweet potato

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

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Lost garden tools

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Glyphosate killer in various forms

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Nicandra physalodes (Shoofly or Apple of Peru)

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How things change 
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