Alina W

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New year growth starting early

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 13:35

I have primulas in flower, too, and plenty of bulbs showing. But at the local hospital today, I spotted a cherry blossom in full, glorious, bloom...


Posted: 29/12/2012 at 20:36

Ad Blocker also works. The fact is, to keep the site afloat adverts will always be here, so it's best to take your own steps to remove them rather than hope that board attitudes will change.


Posted: 29/12/2012 at 20:34

Our neighbours used to have windchimes, and I found them extremely annoying - I couldn't hear the birds for their noise.

Fortunately, they got tired of them quite quickly and removed them.

Christmas Greetings

Posted: 24/12/2012 at 20:36

Merry Christmas, everyone - here's to a sunnier 2013 for us all!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 14:23

Dry, sunny and breezy today - a bit of a dry spell wouldn't come amiss.

All good wishes to folks in the SW.

Talkback: Looking after orchids

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 12:37

have a very careful look at those flowers with a magnifying glass - stickiness may mean that there are insects there.

Shoot - the silver tip may just be a fresh root, but may also be a flower shoot. You can only wait and see.

pesky pests

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 21:04

I think that Provado Ultimate Bug Killer should get it. Derris is no longer available; I'm not sure about malathion - on checking, yes, it looks like it's been banned too.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 12:02

N. Yorks - wet, wet, wet....

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/12/2012 at 15:27

Very similar to Stockton here in N. Yorks - dull and grey, but dry. But tomorrow we're back to lots of rain - "I'm dreaming of a flooded Christmas..."

Filter Medium

Posted: 19/12/2012 at 15:24

The thing that I'm curious about is what the effect of chemicals caught in the filter might be. I have to assume that some of the chemicals "filtered out" actually remain bound to the granules.

Discussions started by Alina W

Sparse flowering cherry

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German myrtle, Bride's myrtle, m.communis microphylla

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