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Water spinach

Posted: Today at 00:00
Disha, I think water spinach is one plant we don't grow.

Best buy bulbs

Posted: Yesterday at 18:17
Peter Nyssen.

whose poo?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:16
That's a bird of some sort, I think.

Should I remove brown 'peace lily' leaves?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:13
They also go like that if they have sunlight fall on the leaves. I would cut them off they are unsightly. They are a good bathroom plant. Damp and gloomy!

wild damsons and apples

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 16:52
Dove, they've used the same photo for the bullace and damson! But I think I must be the one in a muddle; yes the bullaces were round but much bigger than the sloes and no horrible thorns. We had a tree close to our farmhouse.

My memory is playing me false.

Talkback: How to ripen late tomatoes

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 12:13
But tomatoes don't necessarily need sun to shine on them to ripen them. As we know tomatoes can ripen in a closed drawer. Sideshoots are one thing, wholesale removal of leaves is another.

We don't denude bean plants, for example. Or potato plants, before the foliage turns yellow or gets blight. Or chilli leaves.

Talkback: How to ripen late tomatoes

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 11:30
The tomato plants seem well able to decide when their own leaves are spent. I cannot figure out this desire for gardeners to fiddle with the plants. Why? We don't do it to other crops, so why the poor old tomato.

wild damsons and apples

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 00:24
You seem to be in a muddle. Sloes are the smallest and most spherical and certainly the most astringent.l. The next size up are bullaces - they are more oval. The largest of them are damsons. Usually.

wild damsons and apples

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 15:12
Kernels, not the whole stones. Boiling the stones in the jam will have no effect, and they will neither add flavour nor pectin.

It is traditional to add just a few kernels to peach and apricot jam. They also contain cyanide.

Seeds

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 11:42
The most important thing with seeds is to choose a good supplier. There are some companies which offer few seeds in the packets and their germination rate is a disgrace.
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