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Latest posts by philippa smith2

England rugby

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 19:51

Every time I turn the TV on to get some news............voila...........what a is always Sport of one kind and is what years ago used to be "playing  a game" it is celeb  and cash ridden ...........that team has lost........disaster............someone has to win .......someone has to lose.  Why the angst ?  Rant, Rant, Rant...........

England rugby

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 19:40

Couldn't agree more seems to have taken over the world

Green tomato chutney

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 19:25
Well said dead bodies here !

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 19:14

Charlie..........I'd love the Coleus pls

Green tomato chutney

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 18:58

The vinegar is there as a preservative..........if you keep to the amounts in the  recipe, it will not taint the flavour.  All chutneys are best left for a couple of months before use.

As to the aluminium versus stainless.......can't really say for sure as I only use stainless.

Sweet red peppers

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 15:49

robo4.......have a look at the "Sweet Pepper" thread in fruit and veg.  Several of us have the same problem this year.

They require heat to ripen fully but as it is getting a bit late in the season, it is a bit doubtful.

You can certainly eat them in the green state

banana plants

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 19:21

Your Banana plant will be dormant I imagine.........I suspect the only way of finding out for sure re the paraffin fumes is to try it and see

Depending where you are located and what Banana you have, why not protect well and leave outside or put it in a shed or garage ?

Fruit & Vegetable Branding

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 19:16

My apologies....I misread your original post

Wish you luck but can't quite see the reasoning behind your endeavour........

Pepper plants sick leaves

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 17:26

I'd be tempted to bin them.  You aren't likely to get any viable fruit this year.  Not what you want to hear after all your efforts but there is always next year

Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 17:21

Hot, dry climate ?  Cacti would be a good bet I imagine

Discussions started by philippa smith2

For those who keep Chickens

Most favoured seeds ? 
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Birth announcement

Pond snails 
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Last Post: 08/10/2015 at 23:05

Germination inhibitor

Tomatoes versus Passion Fruit 
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Last Post: 08/10/2015 at 08:50

Sweet Peppers

Ripening off the plant. 
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Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 18:16

Using Damson Sauce

Ideas/Recipes appreciated. 
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Last Post: 13/09/2015 at 15:54

Papaver somniferum

Beautiful blood red flowers 
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Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 12:17

Free tickets available

Want a day out at the Zoo ? 
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Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 09:48

Timber Compost Bins

Close boarded or open ? 
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Last Post: 08/02/2015 at 16:52

Elymus magellanicus - Blue wheat grass ( I think ! )

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Last Post: 23/01/2015 at 17:05

Great gardening weather

Dry, sunny and no wind for a change . 
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Carex trifida "Rekohu Sunrise"

Anyone growing this ? 
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Seed sowing. 
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Last Post: 20/12/2014 at 18:00

Kindle e readers

Advice sought from Kindle users. 
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Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 22:49

Papaver orientale " Black and White "

Anyone growing this one ? 
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Philadelphus coronarius variegatus

anyone grown this ? 
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