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In the garden day by day 2016
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Veg drugs....what, like cannabis?  big_laugh  You could grow that I suppose, meant to be good for pain relief (not that I have any personal knowledge of it  whistle  big_laugh ).

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

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Used to be a bloke in the houses by the roundabout grew that ,he set the roof on fire

Never give up Tomorrow is another day.

Tue 9-Feb-16
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I read a tip in this month's kitchen garden magazine, if you are growing veg that comes from flowers like tomatoes, dig a hole where you are going to plant them. Put a banana skin in the bottom and plant straight on Top of the skin the skin is full of potassium good to promote lots of flowers.

Never give up Tomorrow is another day.

Tue 9-Feb-16
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I heard of that as a tip for planting roses, I suppose for the same reason, might give it a try with a few of the tomatoes and see if it makes a difference, however as usual, I'll end up mixing up labels somehow and will never remember which ones will have the banana in them.yell

years ago, in my misspent youth, we grew a 'Bob hope' plant, it was pretty impressive in looks, if not particularly in 'flavour' however when it got to about 5 foot tall, the neighbours threatened to report us to the police, so we cut it down and hung it in the airing cupboard, the whole house smelt.

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Bob Hope plant is good for a sleeping draft...

I'll try that again!

Tue 9-Feb-16
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'Bob Hope' plant?  Never heard of that......*goes off to google it

 

Camellia?  Misspent youth?  Sleeping draft?  Really?  eeek  what_the_heck

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big_laugh Bob Hope - dope! big_hug

I'll try that again!

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Oh!  That describes me then......embarassed  (such an innocent.....and that's the only time I would ever have given myself an 'innocent' label  whistle  big_laugh )

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Bless you my dear chum!  I think you had a little Blonde moment, didn't you? 

I'll try that again!

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Didn't I just?!  You'd think I'd have known that wouldn't you, me being a Londoner.  In my defence, I'm from west London, not the east end  whistle

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wave If it is any consolation to you Sue, I have just read this thread and was completely lost too!!!whistle Think I will try the banana trick with my tomatoes too.  I have a few beautiful purple crocuses flowering in my garden.  They are so delicate! 

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I only read that tip haven't tried it, I do hope no one kills their plants. I have yellow crocus out, the tulips are all through and the dianthus and rhodedendrums are starting to flower.

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Sun is shining here and am tempted to go out in garden and do stuff, but just read that we are forecast up to 10cm snow and -10 temps by the weekend...hmm a bit unsure this'll happen but you never know. 

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spent a very pleasant afternoon in the garden sorting strawberry plants, I won't be saving any runners this year as I now seem to have 48 plantseeekwhistle

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Got a lovely surprise Today, I an found the Potatoes That I planted for Xmas Dinner, then forgot, had produced a lovely Bowl full of new Potatoes.  Yum, can't wait to have some with Mint and Butter.  My Mint is quite well grown, lovely new Shoots.   Dobies here I come Tomorrow !

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