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Is this plant edible??

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 12:52

Thanks all -- I'll try cooking it and let you know if I come up with a winning dish... !

Is this plant edible??

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 16:00

Thank you nutcutlet!


Is this plant edible??

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 15:53

Sorry- photo attached again!


Is this plant edible??

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 15:22

Thanks for your help...



Mature garden redesign

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 20:30

Thanks Dave!

Green figs

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 20:02

Thanks both -- I read somewhere that you can make a chutny but I must say it didn't sound all too tasty...  Will try leaving some on and see what happens. Will report back!

Mature garden redesign

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 20:01

Thanks Verdun. Sadly the rose would really be in the way, unless it's tiny (which I can't even imagine....). Would it be safe to cut it back really hard, or might the shock kill it? as you can see, it's a rose gone mad!

Less concerned about the Monata, they tend to be tough (big) things...

As to the rest, these pics may give you a better idea, though you can't see much





Green figs

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 17:40

What can you do with these? my (potted) tree is laden with fruit---- all it needed were a couple more weeks of sun,,,,


Mature garden redesign

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 17:35

Hi all,

I am about to embark on a massive bed/deck/consturction project in and around my garden, which currently consists of two narrow, very overgrown beds, a patio, and a huge amount of pots. This would involve - among other things - widening the beds and building a deck in the garden.

 The garden is currently very overcrowded, with a lot of very overgrown, mature plants. In particular, I have a massive, beautiful rose (see profile pic) with branches all over the garden.... I would hate to lose my plants whilst work is going on in the garden, especially the rose.

Should I prune it all the way, and if so should I do this in stages or in one go? Will it survive such brutal treatment? Once I've cut it down, can I temporarily plant it in a pot?

And what about he other plants: bulbs, perennials, climbers (including a massive Clematis Montana)-- should these be left in the soil or should I attempt to dig them out and store/pot them up until the work is done?

Grateful for any thoughts and ideas!


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Is this plant edible??

Can't remember what I panted here! 
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Green figs

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Concerned about my plants surviving!  
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