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Is it too cold to do hedge cutting?

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 00:10
Trouble is, if the farmers do them too soon they cut off the berries the birds rely on. Organic farmers are only allowed to cut the hedges once every two years for that reason.

The only thing that will stop the councils cutting hedges at the wrong time is austerity cuts. The verges have been cut less this year. Result!

Primula - growing from seed

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 23:37
Fresh seed. Do not gather the seed and keep it before sowing it.

It's a big worry......

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 15:39
Pasta?? That's a new thing. Hot or cold? Raw or cooked?

horticultural society

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 15:25
When we were on the farm the travelling men used to come around asking for holly 'for the children's hospital.' Fat chance of the berried holly getting further than the nearest market!

Sorry, Angela, I was only teasing. Round this area it's Christmas trees that wander away at this time of year.

Garlic

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 15:20
Pansyface, sorry, but that made me laugh. I wish that a diversion like that happened in our meetings!

Garlic

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 15:07
Gemma, you're right about gentle exercise for the back so long as you don't overdo it. My arthritic knee is much improved if I use it. The worst thing for it is prolonged periods of sitting down which is sometimes inevitable in meetings.

Garlic

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 13:42
How do you manage to prepare food if you do not use sharp knives? A very basic skill I should imagine for any cook.

There is obviously a place for a cultivator, but sometimes it can cause more problems than it solves. Most gardeners know that.

Garlic

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 10:27
The tools are supposed to alter the taste of the garlic, too. And not in a good way.

I always crush with a spatula or knife, pick out the skin and chop or add as is to the dish. Simple and you don't have to pick garlic - wasted garlic - out of the implement.

horticultural society

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 00:00
'They won't cost anything, if you have time to go out for a ramble and collect them.'

Angela, are you advocating theft?

Modern Technology etc.

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 17:03
Dove, better, maybe to avoid mention of glasses, full or empty!

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