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Latest posts by SwissSue

Name That Plant!

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 19:43

Hope you have plenty of room, they tend to get quite big with the years!

Forum names

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 16:10

I'm Swiss and my name is Sue, how do you do!

Yes Brumbull, where are you, hope you are OK!

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 05:19

Have reported kitchen spams, told them there are 15 altogether!

Talkback: Growing pears

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 21:09
Marinelilium wrote (see)
Seeing that photograph reminded me that a friend's father used to place a bottle over a fertilised pear and allow it to ripen in the bottle.

When almost ripe the pear and bottle were washed and the bottle filled with a brandy and vodka mix.

Now how do you get the deliciously seeped pear out again?

You don't, that deliciously seeped pear is 90% alcohol! You keep topping the bottle with spirits, the pear must be kept covered. The best spirits to use is Calvados.

We still have a selfgrown pear in a bottle with Calvados that we made over 30 years ago, the pear still looks like new!

Philadelphus

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 12:24

Hi Klink, see following site, big selection

http://www.perryhillnurseries.co.uk/catalogue/shrubs/philadelphus/

 

MOB rants

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 08:38

I've read a lot of histories on here, some are interesting, some not so!

Putting softdrinks on the garden

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 08:23

Artjak, our mineral water comes from natural mineral springs, so has minerals in it, which ones are printed on the label. Can also be bought without bubbles! My potted basil loves it grows like mad! I only use the last bit that won't fill a glass and has gone flat.

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 17:54

Here nearly everyone has window boxes hanging from their balconies. So years ago when I came back to Switzerland I decided to do the same. Then we had a ground floor flat with a patio and I got some of those large grey plastic boxes and put holes in the bottom and planted dahlias, tall marigolds and anything else I could lay my hands on and placed them around the edge of the patio. It just went on from there, first house, first garden, flowers, then veg, ad infinitum.

Fact is, I just like to get my hands dirty!

MOB rants

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 17:44

Hi hi, you mean like this?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/25961.jpg?width=353&height=350&mode=max

 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 17:41

Discussions started by SwissSue

Hellebores

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Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 12:57

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

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Last Post: 14/10/2013 at 18:39

Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

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Last Post: 03/10/2013 at 06:41

Site is not working

The forum has not worked since around 6pm last night, is someone fixing it? 
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Last Post: 26/09/2013 at 18:02

Harvesting Parsnips

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Last Post: 21/09/2013 at 16:17

Eremurus/Foxtail lily

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Last Post: 16/09/2013 at 19:28

Tomato Growing

Especially good for new gardeners 
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Last Post: 01/06/2013 at 08:21

Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

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Last Post: 02/05/2013 at 22:16

Chelsea Flower Show 2013

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Last Post: 20/05/2013 at 13:29

Getting rid of slugs

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Last Post: 15/04/2013 at 14:30

Fuchsias

Taking cuttings 
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Last Post: 12/04/2014 at 15:20

Ideas for Hanging Baskets

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Last Post: 11/03/2013 at 22:29

Tower Hamlets

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Last Post: 18/02/2013 at 17:09

Overwintering Cannas

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Bitter beetroot

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