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Posted: 15/11/2016 at 00:39

One year I was so smug because I had loads in the ground.  Their price in the shops went up because of the cold weather.  Then I discovered I couldn't dig my leeks out of the ground because they were frozen in !!

Moral of the story?  Before really severe weather, dig a few leeks and store them somewhere slightly warmer.

Problems with growing Potatoes in bags

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 13:50

Did you water them well?  Could they have got blight?

Horseradish woes

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 00:10

Oh I agree, Caveat Emptor.  So how is it that the OP planted it.  Not everybody is as wise as Phillipa.

Crab apple jelly time.

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 14:49

Jelly is hardly work. Chop up the apples.  Stew until the juice runs with maybe a little water to stop the apples catching..  Pour into a jelly bag.  Muslin nappies make good jelly bags.  Measure the juice and add the correct amount of sugar and boil to setting point.  Eh Viola! Sunshine in a jar.

Horseradish woes

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 14:42

Quite frankly I think the garden centres, and catalogues that sell horseradish are irresponsible; unless people are really aware of how the plants can spread!

Don't forget to alter your clocks

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 14:06

Apparently Spain is going to go back to GMT as opposed to Central European Time - 1 hour ahead of us.  They changed to show solidarity with Germany in the war.  Portugal has never changed from GMT.

GMT Rules!

Don't forget to alter your clocks

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 00:32

Dear Kitty, Summer Time was brought in to give longer Summer evenings.  In Winter we revert to GMT.

Cape Gooseberries

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 18:24

I used to grow them in a cold greenhouse.

Buying Seed Potatoes

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 00:56

Perhaps I was a bit harsh about Charlotte, but we like to grow a variety different from what is in the supermarket.  It's far more fun!

Any one Any Painfull Gardening Memories

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 00:48

The tip of a pyracantha thorn popped out of my thumb just below the nail recently.  It has been there at least 15 years.

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