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Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 20:38

OL, I did step-by-step of this for the BBC boards a few years ago, I could do the same again here if it wasn't boring peeps.

Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 20:13
staffsmags wrote (see)

I like to get my indoor ones planted at end August to get them into flower for Christmas.   I love the perfume of them, too.

I wonder when others get them started?   Mags

 

I plant mine mid-Sept/early-Oct....... getting the timing right is important to having them in flower for the big day.

Football season - 2014

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 19:43

I'll be watching 'Match of the day at 50' on BBC1 at 10.35 tonight.....I was just a snip of lad of 40 when it started!

Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 16:29

Good luck with them, OL.....the timing of the Christmas sorts is rather important.

Bricks for lawn edging

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 16:26

Sorry  thort he was laying bricks....note to oneself, don't skim read.

Bricks for lawn edging

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 11:56

Hi, Steve...I would suggest that be sure your bricks are not porous, otherwise they will crumble with frost.

The mortar mix will be 4 parts sand to 1 part cement.....adding a few drops (no more) of washing-up liquid will give the mixture elasticity and thereby be easier to spread.

PS. tell the builder's merchant that you need the sand for brick laying, as there are several different types for specific uses.

Football season - 2014

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 11:37

Bank holiday Mon next (25th Aug) Man C v Liverpool....think we're going to need some good luck. I rather expect Man C to be champions again this season.

Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 11:25
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/001_zps6fdd2fa7.jpg

 

Yes, I agree, buy prepared bulbs for indoor displays...especially Christmas.

I usually do them for friends xmas presents - as above.

 

Misshapen tomatoes

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 11:10
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/DSCN0295.jpg

 

 

 Of course they're okay to eat, Patricia.

This misshaping can get quite amusing at times.

 

 

 

Has lawn food killed my lawn

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 10:53

The active ingredient for killing moss would probably be sulphate of iron.....this does have the characteristic of turning patches of moss black.

On the other hand I would rather agree with punkdoc, maybe you have used too much.

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