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A Senior Moment.

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:33

It was new......'   and dare I say it but if you hadn't had a vesta you hadn't lived !

I remember I saved the packet tops , they were giving free banana plants at one bit and so saving the tops a MUST!

Thing is I was sick of them by the time my plant arrived and was  giving them away ' yes those were the days !

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 17:42

Wow Topbird   those were the days my friend ,we thought that they would never end.     ..................


seed sowing for next year

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 14:28

Hiya ,

Nut is that the one with sword leaves , if so be careful it has barbs all the way along ,it's worse than the yucca .it's bloody lethal.

Cordyline dropping leaves.

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 14:19

I think that Phillipa is right,being in a lager pot now is too much for it.

they do like a sandy free draining soil . Some of the composts are too cloggy so I add a proportion of pearlite rather than vamiculite...

As far as I know cordylines and Phormiums come from dry sunny places and don't like too much wet.

I have several , some I have had 25 years .these had grown massive I'd split them up loads of times .during the bad winter a few years back I lost them all along with two Cordylines. They went to mush , the  six ft cordylines flopped and rotted away.

After tearfully clearing the remains I covered the area  with sand sand  and planned on replacing. them sick that it would take ages to get thick tall plants.

I couldn't believe it when come summer New shoots sprung up , they grew very quickly and as Autumn approached they were replicas of what I had lost !

The  cordylines did the same but will take a lot longer than the phormiums to trunk up. 

So even if you lose all the leaves my advice is the same as the others have given .lots of      TLC  but watch the watering.

It's my birthday

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 11:11

Happy birthday Panda 

And all the others I've missed and in the future too all l the ones I am going to miss- cos it happens you know !!!

" it's these senior moments"

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 11:00

This thread has helped me a lot ,I know now I am not on my own and I agree with bekkie

But listening to this interview on YouTube has clinched it for me, at the moment I know I'm at the lower end of the scale .


listening to Justin from one of my all time well respected bands The Moody Blues ....

Quote: friends are of the opinion that I am taking up walking as I'm getting older  ,what they don't know I go for lots of long walks , it's not the exercise,

I'm forgetting where I live!     

MOREL OF THIS NEWS IS : it don't matter what WALK  of life you take or who you are- A   Senior Moment

" it comes to us all "     

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 09:15

Talking about pruners yesterday  I had to sort through the compost bin for my trowel.having looked everywhere I traced back  my  movements.I realised it's when I'm  weeding  the borders  I sling the tools down and they get lost in the weed pile. They then get collected up and into  the compost .

My solution::

Some retraining is needed here !

chit chat ( musical )

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 00:21

Hi Orchid.       

Thanks for giving me the Poison Track ,   YES beautiful !       It's got  My eyes watering

chit chat ( musical )

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 00:09

Hi Orchid 

Thanks for your info ,haven't heard Every Rose has its Thorn (  Poiso   )

I will check it out, I love the Ballads  type songs.

Going to catch up on the music in garden thread now before I nod off!



Leaking squash, help!

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 23:58

Well done.           These  village veg shows can boost your confidence

So what are you planning to show next year ?

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