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Gardening thread

bristolimp

Vital 1st Team Regular
me chillies are getting rather appetising. As for me sunflowers. totally radiant .
it has been a slow week for us apart from some new tomatoes and blackberrys not a lot going on. Sunflowers have just started to form heads.

the weather here in South Somerset has been awful too hot and be a small collection of acer in pots they suffered this week - that said the rain today has freshened them up. It rained enough (First time for ages) to replace the evaporatio from the pond
 

Eweimps

Vital Squad Member
Isn’t a courgette a marrow harvested young, or a marrow a courgette that’s left to grow? My mum when we were little used to stuff one with sausage meat and bake it in the oven. A good hearty meal but perhaps for the other thread.
 

NottyImp

Vital Football Legend
Isn’t a courgette a marrow harvested young, or a marrow a courgette that’s left to grow? My mum when we were little used to stuff one with sausage meat and bake it in the oven. A good hearty meal but perhaps for the other thread.
Yes, one of my favourite dishes growing up. We still do the dish and indeed have some sausage meat in the freezer waiting for marrows to come into season.
 

Rob the Imp

Vital 1st Team Regular
So the honey berry bushes are dead.

We've replaced them with two varieties of gooseberry bushes which can, apparently, survive almost total neglect.

My kind of plant!
I have a red gooseberry bush in our garden - which I originally bought from B&M as a glorified stick with a tiny set of roots attached to it. Against all the odds it's grown quite a bit and produces a modest amount of fruit!
 

Rob the Imp

Vital 1st Team Regular
My partner grew up being fed stuffed marrow and cannot abide it now. If we ever get a marrow in the veg box, I'm going to have to be very creative with it.
 

NottyImp

Vital Football Legend
Good to hear! A whole learning process for us to see what works.

Just ordered some more pots and planters. It's amazing what you can fit into a small space.
 

German Imp

Vital 1st Team Regular
Bought some supermarket packed mint for some cooking, I only needed a little so the remainder I put in water. The roots grew and have now potted outside and doing well. No more mint buying.
 

NottyImp

Vital Football Legend
6 smallish tomatoes on our three plants. Hopeful for a small crop.

Still the odd strawberry ripening. Gooseberry bushes seem to be doing well.