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Is it OK to cut Traveler Palm roots?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 12:18

I would contact somewhere like Kew Gardens about that, but I think they will simply say 'pot it on'! Alternatively, tie the plant or the pot to something to stabilise it, or place the whole thing in a larger heavier pot.

Talkback: How to winter-prune trees and shrubs

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 12:09

Verdun and Rosie, I've only just got back to this thread. Sadly the sun is shining and it is warm; so won't be trimming the hedge

The blue tits are house hunting!

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 14:59

Friends put all the hair from the dog's brush into a flower pot and left it on it's side somewhat protected from rain; it all got used up.

Would love to know if those birds run a hairdressing saloon for cats

What's your day been like?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 14:57

nut I didn't know you were so tough!

You know you are getting old when...

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 12:01

Woodgreen, not Beano?

cleaning a greenhouse

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 16:30

Mrs G, I will be getting one of those candles, thank you for the info.

What's your day been like?

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 16:22

Walked dog in very heavy frost, my feet skidding on icy puddles, then sang in church choir, think we were all a bit off key during the anthem; church was so cold I thought my nose was going to fall off.

I was 'stumped' with that word stumperie, googled it and realised that in a previous garden had done a bit of stumperie, without knowing it was a branch of gardening; just wanted somewhere for ferns etc.

Checked the slightly heated g/h and found it did drop below 0 last night, but only just. I have this electric heater system that kicks in at 7c.

Harvested leeks, looked accusingly at mint in g/house, watered apricot tree in g/h.

Peas in cold frame surviving (they are suitable for Autumn planting).  Steamed leeks added green olives and vinaigrette, yum

lisianthus

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 16:02

Nut, you will have seen them in florists I expect. I found an American site based Chicago I think (much colder than here; the Riviera of Norfolk) who grows them outside in summer and found that they need lots of water and not too much sun. Just wondered if anyone grows them here. You can get plug plants but I decided to go the cheap route with seeds.

What's your day been like?

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 13:09

Zoomer, please let us know which company is being so difficult about deliveries so the rest of us can avoid them.

You know you are getting old when...

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 12:59

I read this week about a New Zealand couple in their 60s who ran a marathon EVERY DAY last year. They are raw food vegans and look pretty healthy in the photo. They ate up to 30 bananas a day each whilst doing this.

Discussions started by artjak

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 12:54

Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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