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Posted: 27/02/2015 at 18:00

Hello folks - the lurgy got me again - I've been a bit feverish and slept most of the afternoon - OH has cobbled together some supper - falafel will be made tomorrow or ...  I thought I was better but it appears not

ID Please

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 13:44

Isn't the perfume lovely

Tree advice needed.

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 13:27

Hawthorn would be my choice

ID please

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 11:39

Snap Nut

ID please

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 11:38

Yes, Oriental poppy

Rats in the compost

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 10:17

rustycarno2 wrote (see)

..... Trouble is there are rats in the compost even though I never put foodstuff in there and I've been leaving poison for them, and they're leaving really large poos about, Around an inch long and a quarter inch diameter. ...

I'm confused - can't see a reference to 2 inches ...

Talkback: How to sow seeds successfully

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 10:12

Could it be Damping Off as described here?

I find that sowing my seeds a bit later so that light levels are better helps, as does sowing really thinly.

Good luck

Bulbs advice

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 10:09

Growing Tea

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 08:22

My understanding is that Duty will be due to Customs & Excise when the tobacco is ready to be smoked, even if it's for personal use.    It can take up to 3 years to properly dry tobacco leaves so that they are ready to age, and then at least one to ten years to age it properly before it is ready to shred and smoke so it'll be a while before you have to pay the Duty.

Probably just as well - Nicotiana is one of the biggest killers in the Plant Kingdom.

Bulbs advice

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 08:03

Patience needed - not many people around overnight Nick   If you think your query has been missed then the best thing to do is just to bump it up to the top again by posting on it, rather than starting a new thread on the same query which can be confusing and lead to both being ignored

I would start the bulbs off in pots indoors and harden them off later before planting them out - you'll get earlier flowers that way.

As for the dahlias - some good advice here

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