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Growing onions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christa Feb 10. 4 Replies

Growing onions on your window sill. Brilliant!…Continue

Support Tillari Trotters please!

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Belinda and Tim are fantastic people, who really care about their animals and their meat is delicious.  We need more souls like them to make the world and even better place. It's not a donation. It…Continue

Garden supplies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sophie Sep 28, 2016. 8 Replies

Diane mentioned a few places where she gets her garden supplies. I can't remember the exact names. Something about Luxury supplies? I am talking about bags and pegs etc. Where is your favourite spot?Continue


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Christa replied to Valerie's discussion Growing onions
"Yes Valerie,  The main reason dad built an indoor window sill was because we have casement windows and they open outwards, plus with the advent of mosquito screens instead of mosquito nets, it has made it a bit harder to have pots on window…"
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Valerie replied to Valerie's discussion Growing onions
"Ahaha. We have windowsills where everything including pot plants get routinely knock off onto the carpet or sink every time we open of close the window. You'd think we'd have caught on by now."
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Christa replied to Valerie's discussion Growing onions
"Same here, Elaine, the kitchen windows in this house had a window box made on the inside and mum had maidenhair ferns etc in them in pots.  They looked so good, but we had them removed, when looking back we could have used them to strike…"
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Elaine de Saxe replied to Valerie's discussion Growing onions
"I love it when people say to put this and that on a windowsill. Harrumph! There are no windowsills in my house :-(."
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Valerie replied to Valerie's discussion Falafels with eggless mayonnaise in the group Vegan adventures
"The falafel recipe I used originally also said it worked better with dry-soaked chickpeas but for convenience, it's good to know you can use a can too, even if it is not the ideal option."
Feb 9
Elaine de Saxe replied to Valerie's discussion Falafels with eggless mayonnaise in the group Vegan adventures
"The Mayonnaise relies on the liquid from canned Chick Peas. So for those like me who cook their own Chick Peas, we would need to reserve the liquid from the cooking process. I do that and usually use it as stock since I don't do meat stock.…"
Feb 9
Valerie replied to Valerie's discussion Falafels with eggless mayonnaise in the group Vegan adventures
"I am also wondering if an eggless mayonnaise would keep longer?"
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Valerie replied to Valerie's discussion Falafels with eggless mayonnaise in the group Vegan adventures
"I quite liked the vegan mayonnaise and falafel has always been a favourite. I am starting with things that are familiar to the kids. I had never made them and found quite easy. I am happy to post epic failures too but it might be a question of taste."
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Susan replied to Valerie's discussion Falafels with eggless mayonnaise in the group Vegan adventures
"This looks interesting Valerie, thanks for posting.  I'd love to sometime even just go meatless.  How was the taste or are you only posting recipes that you found tasty??"
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A mild december, early new year

Posted on December 26, 2016 at 21:30 0 Comments

Considering the weather is holding on to a very mild gardenable temperature with steady drizzle and tomorrow is the most favorable time to plant fruit in the garden, it's a good time for early new year resolution to clean up the garden. Photos to come.

Spring in The Gap

Posted on September 25, 2016 at 18:38 4 Comments

It's good to be back in the garden. A bit of TLC is really starting to pay off. Only a few weeks ago the dwarf mulberry was covered in ants and scale. A good brush, feed and regular watering and it is positively weighed down by plump fruit all over.…


March at The Gap

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 14:30 5 Comments

I decided it was time for a clean up. I don't like clutter and I have been feeling like my garden has been highjacked by a pumpkin vine and madagascar beans. So Garden got a haircut.


and after…


Tabula rasa no more

Posted on September 14, 2014 at 16:30 1 Comment

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At 21:07 on May 13, 2014, Vanessa Thompson said…

.... and drop off worm farms to you! [sorry i left that out of my above comment]

At 21:06 on May 13, 2014, Vanessa Thompson said…

ok LoL the garden visit is not until June, thats too far into time for me to know what im doing around than heehee.... but im driving into the city for rural discovery day {kids school trip} on the 22nd of May and if you are available, i can pick up before or after we have finished in there ??? 

At 20:57 on May 13, 2014, Vanessa Thompson said…

HI Valerie, 

Im not sure about the next garden visit.... BRB ill just check when it is.... but id love to do a swap with you. {ps: these two farms do not have legs, i had them on bricks} 

At 20:21 on November 17, 2013, Muriel said…

Thanks very much for the lovely afternoon Valerie-Ann.

If you could bring plate to the Christmas garden visit that would be great.

Also please thank Rhys for the hose which will come in very useful


At 8:58 on March 17, 2013, DARREN JAMES said…

H Valerie jerusalum artichokes would still be growing and not ready for harvest yet and it may be hard at the moment to find   any rhisomes. to grow You may have to wait a while winter perhaps .One place worth a try is Kenmore village in the fruit shop although they may be in the same predicament..Good luck

At 5:16 on March 16, 2013, Lissa said…

Welcome to the Garden Visit group Valerie-Anne.

Keep an eye on the Calendar within the group to see where visits are planned for the year. I also list them in Events as some require RSVP.

Addresses for the visits are sent out the week before via email to your actual email account (whatever you have provided to the BLF site) - they don't turn up in your Private Messages.

Let me know if you have any problems. I'm happy to help :)

At 17:59 on February 24, 2013, Scarlett said…

welcome Valerie- Anne :)



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