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Ginger

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 17:35
Frankly I find it's easier to buy a large section of rhizome in the supermarket and keep it in the freezer! You can grate it from frozen and return the rest to the freezer.

It is of interest to grow it but not very practical to rely on if you have to dig it up to use it. Bring it into somewhere frost-free and light and you will be able to keep it going for years as a house-plant.

Any sprouts expert in the house? (pic)

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 16:30
To be honest, I would start again with seeds in Spring. As they have been so neglected I suspect they will run straight to flower.

Blueberry Winter Care

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 12:17
Yes, totally hardy without wrapping. As to pruning; cut out the oldest branches/twigs and encourage the youngest shoots.

From the photo I see you have at least three good branches; the ones with red bark.

How to pollinate a Bramley apple tree...

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 12:14
If you are choosing Victoria, Cox and Bramley you are choosing three challenging varieties. Cox especially needs coddling and spraying unless grown in ideal conditions.

Cambridge Gage might be easier than Victoria. James Grieve is a good apple, but it tends to biennial cropping.

Bare Root Wallflowers

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 12:10
Don't be too careful about not breaking the roots. I think they belong to the cabbage family so they are quite indifferent to fairly rough treatment.

Bare Root Wallflowers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 18:17
Pinch them out to make them bushy when you plant them out.

Forest School

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 00:00
There are books available which will help you. If you are doing it through the school they should find them easy to access.

Fat balls in plastic NO

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 09:42
Be careful with Aldi bird seed. I bought a big bag and it mostly consisted of grains the birds rejected so it was a false economy.

Fat balls in plastic NO

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 11:10
Take a pair of scissors and cut the plastic off. It's good to be able to see the fat balls before you buy them as they vary in size and quality. I usually buy them in a big tub. Cheaper that way, but take your calculator along to check it out.

Hearing difficulty??

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 11:06
Do you use i-player? You can replay it.

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