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Bodger



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 13 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

We raked an area over last year beneath an ideal looking hedge. We planted seeds but inspite all fingers being crossed, there's nothing showing as yet.

Cathryn



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 13 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Do you want me to dig you some up Bodger? It is prolific here in the woods. I could stick a clump in a padded envelope if you think that might work.

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 13 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Cathryn wrote:
Do you want me to dig you some up Bodger? It is prolific here in the woods. I could stick a clump in a padded envelope if you think that might work.


You can certainly send me some.

chez



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 13 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

And me, please.

Swap for bantams?

foggy



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 13 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Can't move for the stuff round my parts.

I just harvested some on my way back from the allotments, ready for a Wild Garlic Omlette. I shan't be going as posh as ghee though.

Cathryn



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 13 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I know that I should have both your addresses but I don't actually know where they are. pm me.

Do not send me any bantams this year. I really, really intend to have only bantams soon.

foggy



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 13 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Also everyone, Jack-by-the-hedge, or Hedge Garlic, is up and about. It tastes a lot milder than Ransoms.

jamanda
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 13 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Until it flowers. Then it gets pretty strong. But it's a mustard flavour rather than an alium flavour.

earthyvirgo



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 13 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Jamanda wrote:
Until it flowers. Then it gets pretty strong. But it's a mustard flavour rather than an alium flavour.


And I've found it tastes better (gentler), if it's harvested before the sun hits it.

EV

leggy



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 13 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Nick wrote:
Cathryn wrote:
Do you want me to dig you some up Bodger? It is prolific here in the woods. I could stick a clump in a padded envelope if you think that might work.


You can certainly send me some.

theres loads round forest of dean area ,you ever that way nick.

jamanda
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 13 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Bit naughty digging bulbs up randomly though, unless you have the landowner's permission. Cathryn's are on her private land so she's entitled to dig them up.

Nick



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 13 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

leggy wrote:
Nick wrote:
Cathryn wrote:
Do you want me to dig you some up Bodger? It is prolific here in the woods. I could stick a clump in a padded envelope if you think that might work.


You can certainly send me some.

theres loads round forest of dean area ,you ever that way nick.


If you go to the Forest with a shovel, they assume you're burying a body.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 13 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Nick wrote:
leggy wrote:
Nick wrote:
Cathryn wrote:
Do you want me to dig you some up Bodger? It is prolific here in the woods. I could stick a clump in a padded envelope if you think that might work.


You can certainly send me some.

theres loads round forest of dean area ,you ever that way nick.


If you go to the Forest with a shovel, they assume you're burying a body.


Now that's multitasking

leggy



Joined: 16 Jan 2009
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Location: Monmouth
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 13 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Jamanda wrote:
Bit naughty digging bulbs up randomly though, unless you have the landowner's permission. Cathryn's are on her private land so she's entitled to dig them up.

Yes we had ours off private land with owners consent
@ nick/northern girl

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 13 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

We have ramsons growing on chalky clay in our wood. I have just been working in an area that is covered in it and we are hoping that coppicing and opening up to the light may reduce it a bit. In fact the two areas it grows are classified as different from the rest of the wood and the most prolific areas are old marl pits.

I would suggest sharing them out when the leaves have gone over. Be warned though; if they like where you plant them they will go mad.

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