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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.

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

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 20:57
Jo, yet again you make assumptions. Modern mothballs don't contain insectiside as the chemical used in the original ones is banned in Europe
Didn't want to get drawn into this argument again but don't worry I won't be bothering the forum anymore.

Veggie plants for allotment

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 19:21
If you go to the garden centre you should be able to get some spring cabbage plants. Also you could buy some autumn onion and shallot sets. You could sow winter peas and broad beans in the next month or so.
I would use the autumn to dig in plenty of organic material ready for next spring.

Planting Blueberry Bushes

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 20:26
Do a pH test on your soil unless it's acidic I would grow them in pots filled with ericaceous compost.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 18:34
Hi Zoomer, I took my stepdaughter along Striding Edge to Helvellyn, she loved it, not scared of heights at all. Didn't get to visit any gardens but the heather on the hillsides looked fabulous.

Sweetcorn ripe?

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 16:41
I boil mine for 4 mins, and eat then with a dab of butter and a pinch of pepper.

Sweetcorn ripe?

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 16:18
The cobs are always best when cooked straight away, the sugars start turning to starch as soon as they're picked. For the same reason I wouldn't think they would ripen off the plant, but I haven't tried it so others may be able to help.

Discussions started by scroggin

Stihl strimmer recall

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Sprouts! Yes or no?

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Favourite native mammal?

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Favourite gardening activity

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Good year for sweetcorn?

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What's cropping in your veg patch?

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Rhubarb from seed

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Allotment flowers

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Weather for the week ahead, Brrr!!

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New Fruit and Veg for 2014?

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How many?

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Strawberry Spinach?

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Favourite gardens to visit?

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Allotments-Raised beds or traditional planting?

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Favourite vegetable to grow?

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