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Rhubarb Crumble

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 08:52

Evaporated milk - now that is a blast from the past for me. I remember my dad always opening about an inch with a tin opener and us pouring it from the tin. yum! 

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 08:46

How many cats so you have Jean? I love the ninja photo. I have a soft spot for grey coats as my first cat was grey. Very handsome. 

Trixie looks adorable! Plus your garden looks very very tidy Tim!

 

Do I talk too much.?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 08:40

Mike, you are integral to this forum! It is essential that you keep posting! I love your advice. I also like your narrative structure. In fact, you are a tip top perfick poster so please keep sharing with the folk on here. This forum is lucky to have someone with your depth of knowledge and experience. 

Rhubarb Crumble

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 18:09

That takes me back to wonderful childhood days Tray14! Best eaten whilst looking for the next stalk to pull!

Rhubarb Crumble

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 17:43

A fat blob of double cream for me Orchid! Freshly whipped! Extra thick layer of crumble too, especially when it's rock hard! My favourite!

Companion planting

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 17:41

Yum. I love beans. The summary on them says they don't thrive with onions though, but are especially good with sweet corn. It says bean plants give lots of nitrogen to the soil. It also says broad beans help deter a fly that goes for gooseberries. French beans give an earlier crop when planted with strawberries.

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 17:29

Love this thread! What stylish kitties we have! Our four legged feline friends give such joy to so many, especially in the garden. Here is my best pal, Mr Pete. He has a purr like a tractor and is my constant companion. Big hip hip hooray for cat loving gardeners!!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42837.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Companion planting

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 17:10

Hi Madeleine, Orchid, my mum bought me this lovely book in 1999. It's full if lovely drawn pictures and lots of useful and practical advice. I have taken a photo of the veg patch companion planting page. Can you see it enough to read? May have to magnify if you can on your PC. If not, let me any particular veggies you are planting and I'll see if they are listed with god and bad companions. 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42832.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42833.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

Do you know if rootstock can be purchased?

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 13:07

Thanks welshonion. None of the many listed ones seem to be near us. Have called eight places now and no one seems to stock it.  Looks like it'll be an online puchase.

Aye up - the other half wants a go!

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 12:38

how long did it take to train yours Dove? mine is pretty stubborn at times but I see it as a challenge! A bit like horse whispering!  let's call it 'man-whispering' !!

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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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 22:48

When and which plants in pots to but in the greenhouse over winter...

Which ones need protecting? 
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Last Post: 23/09/2014 at 09:54

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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Last Post: 02/09/2014 at 22:29

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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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 22:04

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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