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Gardening quiz

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 06:52

Brilliant Welshonion  - that has been on my mind all night, and now i have the answer. You could add an Olympic Size Swimming Pool to your list too - a very common comparator for volume.  Wonder who dreamt them up to start with?


Posted: 23/10/2013 at 06:45

Morning all - glad the missing bakewells appeared Archie !!

All quiet here after last night's pyrotechnics.  Wonder if it ever made it to Norfolk?

off to make a cuppa before i start my day - have a good one peeps......


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 20:51

hi Donna - like KEF's Mum we have magnolias that we just leave to get on with it.  At this time of year they lose their leaves (they are deciduous) - next May you should get more flowers and it will come into leaf again.  If you look you will see little furry buds on there already - that is next years flowers.  They are magnificent in a good year, but you can sometimes lose all the flowers to a late frost ..... Grrrr !


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 20:35

Gg - your thunderstorm has arrived here now (didn't take long!!).  Watch out Lily and Potty - its on its way


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 19:54

Lily - what sort of clematis? And we need pictures of new furniture!  I like to share in other people's purchases.

picked up my pyracantha red saphyr today - v pleased.  Took a picture of it in GC carpark to share with you peeps (attracting v strange looks from passers by) but then managed to delete it by mistake.  Will have to wait til weekend now as i never seem to be home in the light anymore

Gardening quiz

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 19:49

Give up !  ..........


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 19:41

Oh dear Gardengirl - don't be scared!!  Think of it as early fireworks.  It'll be on its way here very soon - and i have to turn out again at 10.30pm to pick up littlest chicklet from a school trip - joy!!

My orchid has finished flowering

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 19:38

I have a few, so that i can put the ones that have just flowered on an out of the way windowsill whilst i wait for them to make new flowers, and have the ones in flower on show.  They can take 6 months between flowerings.  They like light but not direct - mine are on north and west facing sills.  Only water them about once a fortnight.

Moruga scorpion chilli

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 06:59

Not an expert myself, but i have been told recently that you can keep chilli plants going from year to year by bringing them inside.  Never get mine going early enough to ripen in my unheated gh

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 06:50

Leadfarmer - looks lovely.  I add globemaster alliums to my purple sensations - they flower just slightly later ( but overlap with PS) so the show gets extended by 2-3 weeks.  They are a bit more expensive, but you don't need many of them.

Thanks, Berghill, for the aster reference - its gone in my little black book (except its pink!)

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