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Latest posts by blairs

Bonfire night memories or traditions.

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 09:43

We used to have communal bonfires and everyone would let fireworks off nearby, so everyone shared. There was always a badly made Guy and outside the shops boys would ask a penny for the Guy.

Did not see a single bonfire yesterday and people where still setting off fireworks late at night, so I think it has become a personal, let's set off fireworks rather than a social event for many. The 'Guy's' have been consigned to history.

What herbs do i need to bring in?

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 21:24
obelixx wrote (see)

I get worse than -20C and if it comes without snow to give a protective blanket, it's devastating.

That makes rarely gets below -3C where I live. My problem is that cold weather last half a year. I have relatives in Inverness and the Lavender and Rosemary just ignore the snow and double digit weather.

What herbs do i need to bring in?

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 20:53

Are you lot being conservative with bringing in Rosemary, Lavender etc? I know those to shrug off -20C.

Garden insect egg?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 18:43

Difficult to get perspective from photos as times!

Hardy umbrella tree

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 18:24

Schefflera rhododendrifolia is impressa.

There is a blog in the UK about hardy scheffies:

Hardy umbrella tree

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 18:00

I thought Crug farm sold it - have you tried their site? P&P tends to be very expensive.

Another hardy scheffie is Schefflera taiwana ( sells it.

Garden insect egg?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 17:50

How big are they? They look too big to be slug and snail eggs, which are small and you can squish them easily.

Plants Online

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 20:07

Sell some plants via ebay first. You need to check that you have the right quality of plants and the right plants that sell to have a sucessful business.

Greenhouse Thermometer

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 10:31
nutcutlet wrote (see)
I've retired, no need to get in the car and slide up the lane.

Greenhouse Thermometer

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 20:54

It gets rubbish reviews, so I woiuld not buy that thermometer. If you have electricity in the GH then just set the heater thermostat to come on at 3C or whatever. That way you do not need to worry about it. If you are really worried then accuweather or the metoffice give you free alerts.

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