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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

before and after

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 18:13

What a transformation - looking forward to seeing what you do next

Animal monitoring device

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 17:42

Hi Ben, I can't make the link work

Discounts that cost more not less

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 17:39

Alan, you need to contact the Magazine team at this address ffers@gardenersworld.com]offers@gardenersworld.com

Hope that helps

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 17:31

BL, sorry - I missed your post about poor pusscat - I've just read back ((hugs)) - but what a lovely time she had with you - must've thought she was in heaven already.

 

I've just earned some brownie points with OH - home made profiteroles filled with cream and topped with chocolate for pudding this evening

Philadelphus Advice

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 17:26

Philadelphus sometime rejuvenate quite well.  I'd take a third of the branches out to a low level this winter, then another third after flowering next summer, and the third third after flowering the following summer.  Removing the oldest looking growth first.

In February give it a good sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone and mulch well and fingers crossed in a couple of years you'll have a more reasonably sized shrub which blooms well.

I'd take some hardwood cuttings this winter as well, as that shrub has been around a while and it would be good to grow a replacement or two as the rejuvenation may not be totally as you'd wish.  Even with a bit of plastic surgery we usually show our age somewhere

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=387

query about bulbs

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 16:02

I rub any loose stuff off, and check the bulbs for signs of rot and if I find any that bulb gets binned, but I wouldn't remove all of the dry outer skin.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 14:58

Hi Pdoc - well, if you can't hit the polar bear perhaps you can frighten it away

Have a good evening with the ex colleagues - it's strange 'going back' - I thought I'd do much more of it than I have.  Life is so much less stressful now and apart from chatting about our own personal circumstances there's not a lot to talk about - can't chat about work - apart from confidentiality issues I'm not involved so can't join in. 

A couple of months ago I was asked to give a police statement re a case I used to be involved with (over 5 years ago).  If I'd still been employed I'd have had the opportunity to refresh my memory by reading through the file, but as I'm no longer a local authority employee I was not allowed to read the records, although I wrote them - it's a good job I've got a good memory!

Lyn offline

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 14:52

Thanks for letting us know Fishy   I'd noticed she wasn't around and was a tad concerned, given recent events. 

What a PITA - the 28th is a long while to wait for what is an essential service nowadays.

If you're in touch please pass on our best wishes and ((hugs)).

Greenhouse

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 13:54

My understanding of the conditions needed to ripen tomatoes is different  - my understanding and experience is that it's heat rather than sunlight that is needed, as explained here http://cvp.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=91
 - although as that also explains that too high a temperature will also inhibit ripening.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 13:42

That's lovely Bekkie

Sorry so many of us or our family members are a bit poorly - maybe some of Pdoc's Patent Cure-all is called for?

I've just got back from the Farm Shop - had to pop into the GC to pick up some more broad bean seeds - and a tray of orange violas and blue and violet panolas just leaped into my basket

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