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Kitty
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Posted -  07/03/2007  :  23:30
Can we have a gardening website?  I have decided to have a vegetable patch this year and the tomatoe and broad beans have already been sown and are coming up.  The compost is looking great and I can't wait for the runner beans, courgettes, cut and come again spinach, radishes and onions!  It would be great to have a forum to discuss things as I know I will have loads of unanswered questions soon...


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Sue
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Posted - 25/05/2010 : 23:41
Oh I don't know, there is a valley near Rochdale that is warm and sheltered an has grown various things successfully apparently
Of course it depends what seeds .These were clearly cannabis. Were being the operative word
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Stanley
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Posted - 26/05/2010 : 06:33
The flora of Rochdale can be quite surprising, when I was doing Ellenroad I came into contact with a bloke called Alan ? who bought Ellenrod Farm. He and his mate, a decrepit old clergyman were keen botanists and he once told me that you could find a surprisingly high percentage of the known UK orchids in the borough. I forget the actual figure but it was well over 50%. I suspect this may be true of many places if you look hard enough. Think about the surprising variety of plants that are found in the grykes of limestone pavements because of the protection they have.


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marilyn
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Posted - 26/05/2010 : 09:11
My son tried growing that in his wardrobe years ago, Sue. I wondered what the dreadful smell was. He tried to tell me it was a science experiment. Yeah...right...think I was born yesterday? I destroyed it. He was just testing the boundaries....


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Stanley
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Posted - 26/05/2010 : 12:31
I was once having lunch with the CE of a large Metropolitan Borough and commented that if the large plant in the corner of the restaurant wasn't Cannabis I'd eat hay with a horse. He told me later he'd mentioned it to the police and sure enough, that's what it was but the owners of the place convinced the busies that it was down to their office plant contractor!


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Sue
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Posted - 26/05/2010 : 13:31
As for the orchids, yes that is tru stanley . There is aprotected patch of them on the central reservation of the 627M coming out of Rochdale.

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Tizer
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Posted - 26/05/2010 : 20:15
Whenever a patch of grass in a field or even on a road verge is turned over after a number of years it's worth watching for orchids. They lay dormant and are triggered into growth by the disturbance. We once saw an amazing display after a road verge had been turned over by the council in Oxfordshire.

Have you seen the Lady's Slipper Orchid on Carnforth golf course is in the news?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lancashire/8667684.stm


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Sue
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Posted - 26/05/2010 : 21:26
Yes I saw that Tiz, lovely flower too


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Stanley
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Posted - 27/05/2010 : 05:39
We don't seem to have had a lot of rain but the herbs have voted for it by exploding into growth. The Lilac is in bloom as well. Next week's pic will be a lot different.


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Stanley
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Posted - 01/06/2010 : 08:32


Things are moving and rain today will help as well. The bloom on the lilac is wonderfully scented and if you stick your nose in it almost overpowering. The Ladsove will stand a cutting or two Sue...


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marilyn
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Posted - 01/06/2010 : 09:04
Wow! Excellent rate of growth!
Dead jealous I am...


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Sue
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Posted - 01/06/2010 : 09:14
Will send you a PM

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gus
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Posted - 12/01/2011 : 08:12

I tried to post this on the cassified section of the site, but for some reason i failed, so i thought this was the next best thing.I wish to aquire some old scaffolding boards or similar for making raised beds for my allotment, i will gladly buy them, and pick them up if only someone could tell me where i could get them locally... cheers Gus




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Big Kev
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Posted - 12/01/2011 : 08:33
There was a small ad in the BET before Christmas, for scaffold boards. It appeared for a few weeks so it may be worth having a look in there...


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gus
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Posted - 12/01/2011 : 08:45
Yes I saw that too Kev, but not since. I want to get on with the project as soon as the weather picks up, I will keep my eyes open though ... thanks mate .


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wendyf
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Posted - 12/01/2011 : 09:38
We got some last year from a place near Fence. It was from an ad in the Colne Times though, probably the same as in the BET.


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