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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.

Baby pigeon

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 14:52
Hi, anyone out there know about birds? Just found a baby pigeon the size of a small adult though. It was under a bridge on a very busy main road and was trying to hide against a wall. It tried to fly but could only flap a foot off the ground. I picked it up and put it on a nearby hedge to get it away from the busy road and the risk of someone kicking it. Should I have just left it? I couldn't see any parent birds. Worried now that it won't survive alone or it's parents won't be able to find it. Are pigeons quite resilient? I hope so. Poor little thing.

I want to gag!!

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 06:16

Thanks Bekkie.  Finally got rid of the honk with concentrated fabric softener. Never again!

I want to gag!!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 19:55

Right, 2 lemons, a lime and an orange and my hands still reek! I'm going for the banana next! 

The nettle mush went into the bin. Couldn't bring myself to put it anywhere else. 

I'm with you Verdun. Unless my tomatoes turn into gold, grow legs and do the house-work, I'm never ever making this stuff again.  It's lethal!

I want to gag!!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:59

WOW! Now I know that there have been warnings and comments on here and on TV about the smell of nettle brew but I was NOT expecting the whiff I've just experienced! I have never ever smelt anything lIke it!  If I use it in the greenhouse will the smell disappear into the soil or will it create a honky no-go zone?  

Also I got some on my hands and I can't get the smell off! I've washed them with soap, washing up liquid, Crabtree and Evelyn gardeners hand cleanser and shampoo and my hands still stink!  Anyone got any tips?? 

Is this nettle brew stuff worth it? The smell is like nothing else! Yuuuuuuuuk!

 

Bbc Gardeners World Live at the NEC - humph!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 19:32

Thanks Daniel, and Sarah for taking the time to comment.  I hope the show is going to be fabulous.  The justifications given of course make complete sense but it still doesn't change the fact that me (and I think I'm a pretty average customer) feels just a bit put-out.

As you have so cleverly been able to justify the 'optional extras' above very clearly, may I suggest that you perhaps apply the same amount of clarity with the advertising used to sell tickets? 

Couple of pointers; so it's an open theatre but there is still a charge; very naughty indeed. Car parking is rarely going to be an optional extra when arriving by car to an event promoting gardening items.

Bbc Gardeners World Live at the NEC - humph!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:37

I've considered parking elsewhere but I 'was' planning on coming home with some goodies and don't fancy lugging stuff all over.  I'll reserve judgement on the show of course until I've been, but it certainly doesn't make for the best introduction.  The exhibitors can't be too chuffed as inevitably those of us without bottomless pockets have less to spend with them if the bbc and the NEC are snaffling so such.

Bbc Gardeners World Live at the NEC - humph!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 07:51

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Hello, has anyone been to the bbc gardeners world live at the NEC before? I have just opened the envelope with my tickets in and am a bit annoyed at all of the hidden extra costs.  When you add them up they come to well over the price of the actual tickets. Now I'm always happy to pay my way, but theses extra costs should have been made clear in all of the advertising. I imagine they appeared somewhere in the 'teeny tiny small print'. £2 to enter the Gardeners World Theatre to hear one of the celebs talk, £2.50 for a shopping bag, £10 to go for a pre-show walk, £10 to park a car, £20 to park your car if you want to be within walking distance of the venue..... there is also a warning that 'the cash points at the event get very busy so bring cash with you' - I imagine they do with all of these extra costs!  Very naughty BBC Gardeners World. 

Discussions started by Tootles

The day ahead.

Can't wait for home time! 
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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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What a lovely smell!

Sweet scent of stocks. 
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A few random questions...

Getting the basics right (or at least learning to!) 
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Well I'll be pickled!

Quick, buy shares in Vinegar! 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 07:03

Yum yum

Cucumber pie, sandwich, cake, lasagne anyone?!?! 
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What do you do with baby foxgloves and lupins?

I always get stuck at this point! 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 06:41

Courgette questions!

Sorry about the Benny hill style photo.... 
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Last Post: 01/07/2014 at 16:31

What do you do with garlic?

Do you dry it out? 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 20:42

Baby pigeon

Did I do the right thing? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 15:21

I want to gag!!

How do I get it off my hands...? 
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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 06:16

Bbc Gardeners World Live at the NEC - humph!

Hidden extras.... 
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Last Post: 11/06/2014 at 13:52

Is this Elderflower?

And is anyone an Elderflower guru? 
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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 19:54

Sunflowers

Will they grow in pots? 
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Last Post: 25/05/2014 at 15:13
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