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The best way to keep to store

Posted: Yesterday at 17:53
Well guys, I froze French beans when I first had plenty. Have now taken a batch out of the freezer, only about a month of freezing and they aren't a patch on the fresh. We would have to be really pushed for veggies to enjoy them. Perhaps when the hard times come or the next flood will they be eaten. Thanks for the idea with the apricots, my apricot Laquesen a Canadian variety is the last to fruit and they will be ready in about two weeks - so here goes
Thanks at lot for info

merged front yard

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 11:18
Dear Joyce,
Chin up love, and think of all your pluses. My long time neighbours at the other side say to me -it could be worse and list all what could be. Thinking of you.
Valerie x

Lilly pollen

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 12:43
If you do get pollen on your clothes try cello tape first. Press the sticky
tape on to the stain and blott off as much as possible. If still there I try dabbing it with nail varnish remover, but this can be a problem with some materials. especially man made fibres.
If I remove the pollen stamens will it deprive the bees or do they just go for the nectar ? I usually get them off when the buds first open to save getting messy.

RHS holidays

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 12:50
Can anyone recommend or give feedback on the RHS advertised cruise or group holidays offered this and next year. Would like to go with a group of like minded people on holiday and RHS are offering this I think.

RHS holidays

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 12:50
Can anyone recommend or give feedback on the RHS advertised cruise or group holidays offered this and next year. Would like to go with a group of like minded people on holiday and RHS are offering this I think.

What will simply not thrive for you....

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 12:05
OK thanks for that Verdun, when it's finished flowering I will dig it up and put in a large pot and bury it in the garden , I will be able to fill the pot with water and hopefully keep it wet. Fingers crossed as its a lovely scarlet red and so many flowers it looks like Fire.

What will simply not thrive for you....

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 11:10
Oh dear. I cannot grow leucanthemums in my hot sandy soil. Unfortunately, by the sound of it, I have just bought Lobelia Starship scarlet. Advice needed on how to keep it

Lillies

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 10:46
Than you Fidgetbones, I love lilies and after seeing all the photos, will try for longliflorum as well next year.

Lillies

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 10:02
Hi there, my lilies are in pots as I don't have any room in the garden. They are flowering beautifully now. For next year can I just scrape off the top soil and put in some bone meal for feed or do I have to repot. They are all oriental types. Just scraping off the top will be easier, but I would love them again next year

Tomato problems

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 16:29
Could be potato blight? By the description.
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