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spears too fat

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 23:32

Most people prefer the fat spears, but cut them sooner and trim off the woody stem.

The very slim ones, or sprue are good for soup.

Identification required please

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 15:49

I'll start off. Number 1 is a peony.

Fruit Hedge for Exposed Site

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 00:16

I wouldn't call a blackthorn a fruit tree in the commonly understood way.  It makes a good stock-proof hedge, but you can grow it as a hedge, or a free-standing tree.  It does of course have nasty spines/thorns.

Blackcurrant and raspberry are not suitable for a hedge.  Raspberry needs pruning to the ground every year and blackcurrant would not grow well in a hedge.

You might be better growing conventional hedge species as a wind-break and growing fruit trees conventionally on the sheltered side.

Runner Beans.

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 00:05

If you cross them too low they may snap with the weight of beans hanging on the outside, and they will be vulnerable to strong wind.  The strongest construction is if they cross nearer the top with a wide-ish base.

Seakale

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 17:39

If you force a plant you must also allow it to grow to full size at the end of the cropping season or it will not produce well the next year.

Help to find Narrow Weeding Hoe.

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 17:35

Or look among her indoor's kitchen tools for something suitable.

Watermelon in the UK?

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 17:33

Bob Flowerdew would know the answer to this question.

Celeriac info

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 17:31

You may be lucky or it was just my incompetence, but I have never grown a celeriac larger than a very small tennis ball.  One of those vegetables I find it better to buy than grow.

evergreens

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 17:28

How do you scarify a hedge?  New one on me.

Removing Slabs; Putting down a Bed

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 00:42

If you leave the slabs or concrete there and either punch holes in them or cover with soil I guarantee you will always be dissatisfied with the result.  Get rid.

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