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Una Bee
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Edible flowers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven Monks Jun 4, 2011. 10 Replies

I'm waiting for my borage to grow more than one flower so that I can use some of the flowers for making ice-cubes and I like sprinkling chive flowers on my risotto, but that's about it. I'd love to…Continue

Recommendations for a small squash?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Una Bee May 16, 2011. 8 Replies

So far I've picked up a few varieties of small squashes that have been mentioned on the forum or elsewhere. The trouble is, they look so adorable that I want to grow them all. Has anyone grown…Continue

Yellow leaves on currants

Started this discussion. Last reply by sweetpea lou May 6, 2011. 3 Replies

Both my red and black currant bushes have yellow leaves, what could be the cause and more importantly, cure? I've tried watering with a bit of tomorite, but it doesn't seem to have helped. Any…Continue

Climbing veg?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Willetts Mar 22, 2011. 15 Replies

Any ideas what veg I could grow over an arch? It would have to be something with a long cropping period (as there's no space for several sowings) and something that doesn't mind a bit of shade. What…Continue


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Hello everyone! I live in the North West with Hubby, Hound & Hens and enjoy vegetable gardening in my small back garden. I blog randomly about veg growing, cooking and my lovely pet hens.

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At 8:43 on September 11, 2010, Stephen Byrne said…
Thanks, Una Bee. And congats on being my first friend! I'd been on this particular waiting list nearly 2 years, and given up hope. Fingers crossed you'll get a plot soon.
At 12:20 on September 17, 2010, Stephen Byrne said…
Slowly is the answer. Good weather hasn't coincided with when I've been able to get there... however, sorting out the compost bins I found two frogs (nice) and bindweed (not so nice) and a large tarpaulin (!) (useful). Hopefully the frogs will assist in the slug battle that I'm waging at the moment. Good tomato photo - the handle is no doubt convenient when dipping in to humus. I'm off to the plot Saturday and Sunday, and hopefully this weekend will be able to put some photos up.
At 19:28 on October 23, 2010, VP said…
Thanks for all your comments over at Fruit Corner :)
At 20:59 on October 23, 2010, Mark Willis said…

Hi Una; Does the carrot in the attached photo qualify as a Baldrick veg, I wonder?
At 21:17 on October 23, 2010, Mark Willis said…
Yes, I've seen it -- we get Delicious magazine too. Didn't think their examples were actually that bad... Maybe my veg are just not very good-looking!
At 9:41pm on October 23, 2010, Jan Willetts gave Una Bee a gift
thanks for the chicken link-love it!
At 19:51 on October 24, 2010, Stephen Byrne said…
Yes, thinking about chickens at some point, not soon though. My allotment neighbour has 4, but the run seems a bit small for my liking so needs thinking about. It all started when I saw one of those eglus (sp?) and thought how easy does that make things - yes I'm a sucker for a good design! Our garden wasn't practical - a bit too damp in winter as quite close to a river/stream so clay pan, etc. But now I have the allotment it seems practical again. A few people keep them - but there is a resident fox family so will need to be secure. Chooks are terrific critters, aren't they?
At 11:42 on October 25, 2010, Stephen Byrne said…
The squash seed swap sounds like a good plan indeed. I'm interested in wildish flowers, and flowers beneficial to insects - I seem to have gone a bit mad ordering sprouting brocc and calabrese, so if you're interested I can return the favour. Is there a seed swap group on here or did I imagine it? It would make a good group if not.
At 12:11 on October 25, 2010, Stephen Byrne said…
I think I might have some beetroot Boltardy, always reliable for me, and very nice when small. Are you a fan of the radish!? May have some left of a Germanic sounding one that goes well with beer apparently! I'll go with the Wild Hunter Squash and let you have my address - and vice versa - once they arrive, if that's okay with you.

What apple is that? It looks a delicious bucketful.
At 16:35 on October 27, 2010, scarybex said…
Thanks :o)

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