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Yum yum

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 10:09

Morning lovely folks.  It's my second year with my dream greenhouse Lyn. Thanks Kef. Great idea! Not tried that before.

Any ideas what to do with this? It's a cucumber-apple-lemon! Size of a tennis ball.  Thought I'd give growing it a go for a bit of fun. No idea what it's going to taste like! It says 'good for pickles' on the label... I'll report back following consumption!

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Weeds to lawn

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 21:42

Water, water and more water Sandy24. New turf is thirsty stuff. I laid some last summer and lost it due to the hot dry conditions. I'd wait as Verdun says. It's a good year for weeds, sadly! Our lawn has never had so many. Was going to use weed and feed, but am worried the birds might eat it and be poorly. 

Yum yum

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 21:38

Loving harvesting these, but running out of family and friends to offload them to! Still got tonnes on the plants and lots of flowers too! A good year for cucumbers!

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What do you do with baby foxgloves and lupins?

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 21:34

Thanks ever so much! I know what I'll be doing tomorrow!

What do you do with baby foxgloves and lupins?

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 10:19

Morning folks, pls can anyone advise what to do next with lupins? I have just potted these on from a seed tray which I'd left in the greenhouse. Do they need to go back in the greenhouse or a cold frame, or just left outside? Do I plant them in the ground this year, or can I leave them in pots to get bigger for planting out next year? If I leave them in pots will they die down over winter, and then sprout up again in spring?

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 I've got the same question with these foxgloves Which are now massive for the pots. If I leave them will they die down and sprout up again in spring? Thanks muchly for any advice!

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Courgette questions!

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 20:40

sorry about the 'angle' of the photo (!) but how do I stop my courgettes from being all bulbous at one end and skinny at the other? I had a lot of this last year and was advised to water regularly which I've done but it still looks like it's happening. 

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 Also, I seem to get a lot of flowers on stalks and fewer courgettes - is there a reason for this and is there a method of getting more of the flowers that develop into courgettes? Thanks muchly.

What do you do with garlic?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 20:34

Thanks Artjak. Do I need to cut off the rusty leaves?

 

What do you do with garlic?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 20:20

Hello folks, have pulled up all my garlic as it had rust spots and was getting worse. Now I've got an abundance of it!  Do you hang up garlic to dry, a bit like onions? How do you store it and how long will it last?  Thanks muchly.

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Baby pigeon

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 18:53

Okie dokie. Thanks for that. I feel better now.  

Baby pigeon

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 15:15
Thanks Bekkie, Clarington. That's a relief. The trouble with being an animal lover is that I worry tonnes when I see any animal at all struggling like that. It was such a busy road; 4 lanes. Do they have good hearing to hear the call above traffic noise? I hope it survives poor little thing.

Discussions started by Tootles

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Has Gonzalo visited? 
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Aerating the lawn - fab old tool...

But how far do I need to stick it in (oooh matron!)... 
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Potato berry???

Never seen this before... 
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When and which plants in pots to but in the greenhouse over winter...

Which ones need protecting? 
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Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 11:31

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 09:09

Random question but why....

Oh why oh why.... 
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Last Post: 18/09/2014 at 14:03

Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

So much help! 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 13:55

Fab Gardening Programme

Little discovery 
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The day ahead.

Can't wait for home time! 
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Last Post: 27/08/2014 at 20:48

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Quick, autumn is a-coming! 
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Passion flower

Do I need to prune it? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 19:07

What a lovely smell!

Sweet scent of stocks. 
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Last Post: 10/08/2014 at 16:11

A few random questions...

Getting the basics right (or at least learning to!) 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 10:15

Well I'll be pickled!

Quick, buy shares in Vinegar! 
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