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Purple sprouting brocoli

Posted: Yesterday at 10:12
Pigeons love it too, other crops are scarce at this time of year so they're a magnet to our feathered friends. I would use something more substantial than the plastic netting I see in the picture. Debris netting is good, friendlier to bird life if properly pegged down and reusable for years rather than the horrible plastic stuff.

beans climing

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 08:44
What would be the advantage? Be interested to see if it's been tried but I can't think how it better's the more conventional systems of support.


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 17:42
Totally agree Philippa, unlikely that a dog would keep out cats at night unless you leave it out all night!
We regularly have to scan the garden before letting out our young Border Collie, just in case she picks up some cat poo, which for all we know may carry disease.

Gardener Survey

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 08:31

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 07:45
Looks lovely on the link you sent Dove, some of the Snowdrops here in Kent are already going over! Such a strange year. Went to Kingston Lacey near Poole last year around the end of Feb and they were magnificent.
My better half bought a variety called Grumpy last year, its flowering now and has the markings of a downturn smile, she reckons there's a resemblance, Humpth don't know what she means!!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 09:26
It's been so mild up to the last few days that my purple sprouting broccoli is heading already!. Last year the pigeons decimated them so covered in netting this time. Parsnips have improved with a bit of frost as have the celeriac.
Still lots of digging to do but on clay its been to wet recently.


Posted: 17/01/2016 at 09:17
First walk in the snow for our 5 month old border collie, she loved it. Nice to go out and not get covered in mud! Wasn't expecting to wake up to snow but its a good coating here in Kent.

Do you have an allotment?

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 18:21
Have to agree with Philippa, I grow food for taste and satisfaction but it certainly isn't a money saver. It would be very hard to compete with supermarket prices, but I doubt cost is the main reason for most allotment were

Sprouts! Yes or no?

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 10:04
Jo, is that cold as in raw or after being cooked, love raw veg but can't handle it once cooked and gone cold. Brilliant in "bubble n squeak" though.

Sprouts! Yes or no?

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 08:17
I wondered how many of us gardeners grow and eat their own sprouts. Personally, though I love cabbage I prefer to ' doctor' sprouts by adding lardons, or stir frying them. My better half loves them plain cooked.
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Sprouts! Yes or no?

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