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Posted: 14/03/2013 at 11:35

The couple knew it was not their garden.  While the phrase 'life's work' does tug at the heart-strings, they have only been in the house 11 years.  The landlord was rather silly to let them put so much time, money and energy into a rented garden without warning they would have to restore it to the original condition when they left.

I am, though, full of admiration for the result they've achieved.

How do I chit sprouted Poatoes?

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 11:37

Shoots = chits = shoots = chits.  They are just two names for the same things.

edible non poisenous plants/bushes

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 11:32

There are hundreds of herbs, they would all be suitable, with very few exceptions.

Also all the flowers that can be added to salads.

Pear tree with quince as pollinator?

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 23:56

Your message didn't appear.  I think quince is used as a rootstock on pear trees, but I don't think it is used as a pollinator.

I know nothing about this so I'm open to correction.  Look on the RHS site; there they will give the pear pollinators;  some pears self-fertile some diploid and some triploid.  This is entirely from memory so I suggest you do some research.

Egyptian Onions

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 23:49

Oh yes, I've grown them many times.  The onions are very small, but strong.  Not a substitute for normal onions, but a nice novelty. Very easy.

Egyptian Onions

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 16:29

What do you mean by Egyptian Onions?

vegtable charts

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 16:28

Well if I was starting vegetable growing for the first time I would stick to EASY vegetables and leave the difficult ones for a few years.

I am sure the information will be correct but it might be better if you stuck to just a few vegetables for a few years unless you have a large area of prepared soil, otherwise you will wear yourself out and be put off.

Stick to vegetables which bring joy.  Your first self-dug potatoes. Lettuces fresh from the garden.  Fresh, fresh peas.  French and runner beans. Fresh picked, sun-ripened tomatoes.  Your own strawberries. There are so many to chose from.  Enjoy

fast growing shrubs

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 16:18

Trouble with fast-growing is that the shrubs often don't have an 'off' switch and you will be back on this board asking how to deal with shrubs which have grown too big.

It is difficult to see what you need without a photo of the eye-sore and how much room you have for the shrubs/small trees/bushes.

Failed Garlic?

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 20:31

Robin, you don't say where you got the cloves you planted.

Were they bought for planting?  From a bulb sold in the supermarket?  From a bulb you grew last year?

If bought for planting, contact the firm you got them from.

If from a supermarket bulb it may have been treated to stop it sprouting.

Dalek Style composters How to turn?

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 20:21

I thought the whole point was you lever it up a few inches all round the bottom and then lift it off the compost.

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