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Posted: 01/12/2014 at 18:53

I have one of these, stainless steel and can be used for unpeeled cloves as well. One of my favorite kitchen tools. Ikea Konic Garlic Press only £2.50. Can thoroughly recommend for those who don't get on with knives!


Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 08:04

I'm enjoying every moment of this series. It gives me a chance to see so much of your wonderful gardens from all angles, that I sadly can't come and see in person. For all her masculine ways, Christine comes across as a very kind and thoughtful person and her enthusiasm is second to none.

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 07:43

As I'm more the hibernating type at this time of the year, , I leave the cutting back of most plants (except for clearing up dead and rotting leaves of day lilies and hostas) until I get that first rush of Spring energy.

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 07:54

Fantastic photos, Dove, love the one of the soggy little pup 3rd one down!


Posted: 20/11/2014 at 14:01

Thanks, Verdun and WillB, will do as you recommend. If the briza doesn't survive the winter, I'll see if I can get a perennial one next year.


Posted: 20/11/2014 at 09:24

I think it's this one, Verdun "Pennisetum alopecuroides "Little Bunny", also a Briza, and a Stipa tenuissima.


Posted: 20/11/2014 at 07:33

Good morning,

I have some small ornamental grasses such as Pennisetum and was wondering if they have to be cut back in Spring, like I do with the miscanthus?

Thanks in advance!

searching for unusual plants

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 06:54





Building a garden bed over cement plzzzz help

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 11:48

Ooops, Dove, didn't notice that!

By the way, wanted to quote your post, but didn't work, is that another blip on the site?


Building a garden bed over cement plzzzz help

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 08:57

We made ours out of scaffolding boards, they are now 8 years old and showing no signs of rot. Used ones are cheaper if you can get them.

Here a couple of links that might be useful:


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A rose by any other name ,,,,,,,,,,

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Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

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Site is not working

The forum has not worked since around 6pm last night, is someone fixing it? 
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Harvesting Parsnips

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Eremurus/Foxtail lily

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Tomato Growing

Especially good for new gardeners 
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Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

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Chelsea Flower Show 2013

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Getting rid of slugs

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Taking cuttings 
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Ideas for Hanging Baskets

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Tower Hamlets

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Overwintering Cannas

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