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Posted: 08/08/2015 at 20:10

Thanks for the ideas!  Will Defo be trying some of those. Muffins and wine and liquer top the list!  


Posted: 07/08/2015 at 08:14

Other than jam and crumble, any other delights to make with them?


Posted: 06/08/2015 at 21:42

hello - looking like a great year for blackberries here in the East Midlands. Ones around us have already started turning a lovely shiny black, still a bit sour though. Anyone else noticed signs of a bumper crop?

Bee boxes

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 21:36

What great pictures David. Thanks for sharing. Looks like someone has put a lot of hard work and effort in to it. 

Go for it Jo47!  Woukd love to know how you get on. Maybe a pic or two of your work in progress?!

I'm trying really hard to be less of a wimp when it comes to all things creepy crawly. That said, an earwig fell out of a dahlia flower that I'd cut for the vase yesterday, and I didnt half jump!  Much nicer to see them in their own hotel! Needless to say, no more dahlias indoors for me!

Bee boxes

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 21:51

Yes please David! That's quite a hotel! Would love to see how it's used and how it ages. 

Stone the crows!

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 21:02

Thanks Jo47. Really useful!  Ive just googled Jay - very fancy looking! I'll keep an eye out.

Stone the crows!

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 18:29

Is it easy to spot the difference between a rook and a crow? Are they both from the carion family?  Are jackdaws the ones with the silvery helmets on? I'd love to be better at identifying these birds but I never quite know what to look out for. Same with swallows and swifts; I can never tell the difference. 

Garden produce recipes

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 18:13

My lovely neighbour brought round a load of these green, oval shaped things. Had no idea what they were. Turns out they are Walnuts. He has suggested i pickle them. Not got a clue where to start! Anyone tried doing this? Do they tase nice? Can't imagine the flavour?!? 

I LOVE beetroot. My favourite home grown veg. 

Help needed!

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 10:00

Hi Katie

Just wanted to say that I think the site is fab. So simple to use. I would definately agree that the simplicity is the big selling point. 

I liked the idea that someone had a while ago of a map that showed where people are, if they wanted to give that info of course. I'd love to know where garden centres are too. Not sure if that's one for this site, but could perhaps add to advertising revenue if done subtlety so as not to annoy those who don't loke adverts. 

Thanks for asking though. Much appreciated!

Bee boxes

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 09:51

The bees is my bird house have all gone now. Can't wait to open it up to see what they'd been up to but then I wonder if I should just leave it alone in case they return? First time with bees in the garden so sorry for daft question! Just wouldn't want to do anything to harm or upset them.

Discussions started by Tootles

Gardener's rewards...

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Not quite ripe seeds....

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Bird box where bees had been all summer....

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Blood moon....

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Azaleas, camellias and rhodies in pots.....over wintering?

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Last Post: 27/09/2015 at 19:14

Main crop spuds

When to harvest 
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Last Post: 15/09/2015 at 22:39

Freezing runner beans

Anything need doing to them first? 
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Last Post: 13/09/2015 at 21:09

Is there much that should be sown now?

Forward planning 
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Last Post: 08/09/2015 at 20:58

Show Time!

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Last Post: 19/09/2015 at 15:00

Preperation for the big day!

Doing a Bob Marley all day... 
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Last Post: 31/08/2015 at 13:14

Any blackberry jam makers out there at the mo?

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Last Post: 23/08/2015 at 22:32

Any ideas for an entry..... meets garden... 
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Last Post: 20/09/2015 at 10:42

Votes please, and a quick questions...

Which one and what soil? 
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Last Post: 15/08/2015 at 23:29

Hungry little things...

Chomping away 
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Last Post: 14/08/2015 at 10:21


A good year? 
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