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Posted: 25/05/2014 at 10:28

Perhaps I'm a tad too sceptical sometimes....but something is puzzling just now. Recently I was treated at a local eye hospital (couple of operations in fact) ......and now I'm receiving loads of correspondence from the RNIB asking for donations.

I have never subscribed to the RNIB, or have any idea where they have obtained my full postal address.

Is there a link? Maybe not, but it's strange!  

Geoff Hamilton

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 10:15

Trip? Am I being thick again?

Geoff Hamilton

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 08:32

Could I just add to this and recommend a  DVD of a series of half hour programs made by the BBC in 1987 called 'The Victorian Kitchen Garden'?......Absolutely compulsive viewing!

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Victorian-Kitchen-Garden-DVD/dp/B000063BLK/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1401002905&sr=1-1&keywords=the+victorian+walled+garden

 

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Posted: 25/05/2014 at 08:21

I've been trying to persuade peeps not to divulge too much personal information about themselves and their families on these forums for years.....in fact on another forum I was actually accused of being "like some secret agent" because I didn't choose to join in their communal disclosing of personal information.

 

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Posted: 25/05/2014 at 07:01

I was going to say the same as Dove.....but didn't want to be the party pooper.

 

Geoff Hamilton

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 15:47

Glad it has given you so much pleasure, hogweed.....I've had a copy for years.

Wonder if you would like to see this brief slideshow I took during a visit to his Barnsdale garden......apols to those who have already seen it.

http://s27.photobucket.com/user/DavidKnapper/slideshow/Barnsdale?sort=3

 

Will we ever be over his loss? 

 

Apples off or on

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 14:32

Probably most gardeners would suggest picking off any young fruitlets that form in the first few years after planting. The reason for this is to encourage the tree to develop its full branch framework before fruiting proper begins.

 

Tiny white insects in greenhouse

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 12:36

Hello, Lily....welcome aboard.

Tiny white insects in greenhouse

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 11:01

Anyone wonder why marigolds work to deter whitefly?

They contain pyrethrum, which is extracted & used as a commercial spray. When you rub the leaves of marigolds between your fingers, they exude a very pungent smell.....this is the smell of pyrethrum.

Btw, while marigolds will deter whitefly, it won't kill the ones you already have. Hence I recommend those yellow sticky strips.

  

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