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Posted: 03/06/2012 at 10:35

My favourite way to eat stir-fry chicken is with crushed coriander seeds of which I mix in lashings with only a tiny pinch of salt and pepper.

I can't get enough of coriander and grow it every year in my garden for the salad leaf, the beautiful flowers and that scent which I adore and they will keep going all the while you deadhead it



Posted: 03/06/2012 at 09:52

I've spent years lobbing mine over the fence in the hope that a bird or passing car will dispatch said critter and I can avoid the guilt trip but this year I not only read that they make their way home but also realised that it is only man that has a conscience and that nature encourages survival of the fittest so, I stamp on snails and guillotine slugs sans guilt (knowing that a grumpy tiger or bear would not think twice to do it to me) and at least I am not prolonging their suffering with poisons or salt etc.

Fast and guiltless survival of the fittest just as nature dictates.

Talkback: Most hated plants

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 09:39

Yes! Thankyou gardenfantic, I've been wracking my brain over what plants I actually hate...busy lizzies for sure....I think......maybe...if they are the really gaudy kind, yes those gaudy type.

give and you will receive

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 09:36

Well you are lucky to have family and friends who respond to your kindness!

I've been trying to give cuttings and seeds away for a couple of years now and the smiling recipients either takes the thrusting flowerpot with polite bemusement or promises to get back to me with requests that never turn up!

It's not like I grow ugly plants!

I've even thought of having a plant sale but I can't trust to leave a money box laying around whilst a boot-fair is no good since I don't drive and the last resort would be a plant swap in my area except I'm too shy to knock on doors.

Good luck with your generosity!

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 19:52

Dito to the poppy and Berghill's garden is flipping fantastic and huge! You'd lose me for weeks at a time tending to the plants. Oh the joys!

Talkback: Most hated plants

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 18:23

I've been wondering all day what plant I hate...still can't think of one...

An invitation to View June 2012

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 18:17

Fantastic garden Berghill, I especially love the paths and some of the planting including Sisyrinchium with Alliums, the Lonicera Nigra hedge and your mature ferns and hostas!

It appears to be quite a large garden and must take a lot of looking after.

An invitation to View June 2012

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 18:01

Ooooh garden photos. Runs off to nose

Thankyou for sharing Berghill

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 10:49

Gorgeous garden Inkadog, thank you for sharing

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 23:13

I got greenfly on a rescue plant whilst it was being cosseted on my windowsill and after many days worth of endlessly rubbing off the offenders I've come to the conclusion that they must have over wintered in the soil?

Anyways, tonight I found a ladybird larvae on my bathroom floor and promptly dispatched it onto my suffering plant with the greatest satisfaction.  

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Ooh ooh so excited!

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