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Latest posts by SwissSue

cleaning-butternut-squash-with-bleach-solution

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 06:00

The most important thing is to make sure that they are completely ripe, when they will have a dull beige/greyish colour and the vine is going yellow and dry. Do not let them get catch any frost, cover them with newspaper or similar if frosts are due and they are not quite ripe. Leave about an inch of stem when cutting off the vine.

I have never done anything apart from wiping any soil off with a damp cloth and then letting them dry completely. I still have one from last year that is still fine, will have to use it soon though!

plant-identification

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 19:39

Don't know what it is, but I'd like one!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 16:48

Hi Liz, been meaning to ask you, do they still sell those huge Bresse chickens in the French supermarkets and are they very expensive?

Ooops, and good evening everyone!

tads

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 11:26

Hi Tads, my box ball in a terracotta pot was completely eaten by box tree moth caterpillars in June. I cut it all of right down to about 2 inches intending to chuck it away, but forgot about it. It now has new growth about 8 inches long, so I think your box will come back in due time. Perhaps you could spray it with a fungicide for good measure.

weed-or-lady-lace-tree--

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 17:50

I presume the original was a twisted dwarf robinia, however that looks like a seedling, it will not grow "twisted" and will have very sharp thorns. We have one and the seedlings all revert to the original type.

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 07:40

My new rose, "Maxim" by Tantau

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29756.jpeg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29757.jpeg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 

 

tomato-glut

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 07:36

"Sue - keep up love!" Pardon my ignorance, I'm a foreigner, you know!

is-this-the-year-of-the-dahlia

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 07:24

Lovely, little-ann, don't they bring a smile to your face!

is-this-the-year-of-the-dahlia

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 07:19

Never had any earwigs on my dahlias, in fact haven't seen any at all here this year.

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

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