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Home Baking

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 14:55

...I still haven't made that...but I will..eventually...

I do have trouble getting nice round buns...I've watched Paul Hollywood's technique but it doesn't quite work for me... bit like gardening - trial and error... however,  we enjoy these any time of year...

just made...


Plant ID

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 21:58

...good luck with that... it's a plant I keep meaning to introduce to my garden but never get round to it.... I do like the purple one especially...

Plant ID

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 21:01

...Honesty - Lunaria annua... a very pretty wild flower...


actually I should correct that, as it was originally a garden flower but 'escaped' into the wild, apparently...

best cherry tomato?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 19:23
Verdun wrote (see)

Morning salino

Not tried suncherry.  Maybe I will next year.  This year I will grow the best tomatoes ever and masses of them.........!

...I'm sure you will...

good evening Verdun, 

but I think I may grow a little more than you do...  judging by RHS trials, in 2007, Sungold got 22 tomatoes per truss, Suncherry got 31 per truss....

Sungold got 9.3 percent on the Brix test whereas Suncherry got 9.2 so very similar sweetness levels... both ready for picking 31 July...

Gardener's Delight in the 1998 trial only got 21 tomatoes per truss and matures late...

I think I would also like to try 'Rosada' and 'Sunset' as they both got good reviews..

...I'm sure they're all lovely and we shall enjoy them whatever we grow...

Plant recommendations for east facing garden

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 08:25

....sunlovers I would say.... plants like Cistus, Lavender,  Roses.... there are so many really... I would just buy whatever I wanted apart from those specifically described as needing shade and moist soil.... as east facing sun spots tend to dry out quickly...

best cherry tomato?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 08:20

...Camp Joy... I've not heard of that one, sounds a bit unusual...  I've not grown that many cherries, but I prefer Suncherry to Sungold.  I'm growing both this year again, I always grow Suncherry despite initially Sungold being the stronger grower - always first to germinate... but Suncherry catches up......

plus one other...Orange Perruche...first time growing this one.. 

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 20:06

^I know what you mean.... I hope your saffron cakes are as perfect...

Slugs may destroy my life

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 20:00

...conscience is clear I we all hope to be conscious...

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 19:02
Verdun wrote (see)

My stipa gigantea is full of floweriing stems.  Gigantea has a physical weakness at the first knuckle on the floweriing stems so each year I support with thin canes then they will flower upright til the autumn.  

...I have noticed that Verdun but I wonder if it depends as much on the soil we're growing it in... for example, mine is in very poor dry rubbly soil, full of stones and hard pan.... I don't have to support the stems at all...  They only droop after heavy rain but perk up again when dry...  the odd one will blow over in a real summer gale...

Slugs may destroy my life

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 18:02 long as your conscious is clear... I couldn't begin to do a thing like that... but it's not for me to be judge and jury, I just think that everything has a right to live if it's not attempting to kill me... and whatever wants to live in my garden, well, I just have to adapt to it....  the thought of killing one horrifies me to be honest, and I wouldn't want a garden without them - they have their place.... so I just protect plants that they seem especially fond of, by dispersing them temporarily.... so the plant has time to recover...and grow...

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