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Chasmanthe Query

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 07:00

I've never grown them, but a friend did - she had the  lots of frost-free greenhouse space as she was the head gardener at a stately home - I would leave them in the pot but lift it and bring indoors  before the first frosts - she did it when bringing in pots of pelagoniums and lifting the dahlias. 

I remember her saying that they hate root disturbance so she just brought the pots in for the winter and put them out again in the spring when the summer bedding went out.  As long as they were frost free they were happy.  She didn't water them or anything.  Just left them alone.  

Good luck

Red spots on Sorrel

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 06:47

I've a feeling this is just what sorrel does - after all there are some varieties of sorrel which have red veined leaves, and the wild sorrels which are also Rumex have a lot of red pigmentation.

Anyone else got any better ideas?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 06:34

Good morning all 

Glad Panda had a lovely birthday - arch is gorgeous 

Woody's terrace is lovely too 

Hope all other tasks went according to plan - potting on, hem stitching, cake eating etc 

I'm off to visit son and then Aged Ps today so garden will have to look after itself - it's got to that rather dishevelled autumnal stage - think more dead-heading is called for - dentist and GP tomorrow morning - maybe I'll have time to spend in the garden at the weekend - the lawn needs cutting again as well. 

Canada Geese going home : (

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 06:24

Our swifts have gone, but I saw plenty of swallows and martins the other day. 

Since we moved here I know that winter is on it's way when small flocks of Whooper swans fly over heading for their preferred overwintering sites - I presume they're heading for Welney - they're heading in that direction when they go over here.

turning air into soluble nitrate to feed garden??

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 06:16

Yet another scam aimed at the gullible 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:35

See you in the morning folks - sweet dreams.

Have a lovely evening Panda ((hugs))

Wh can't I add my FB pic to my profile? Link isn't working:(

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:27

OH loves that hydrangea - he says it looks like an explosion in a marsh mallow factory 

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:25

I can do VAT returns and PAYE 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:24
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

...........I  'm not keen on yellowy heucheras, I think they look ill and I agree with Fairy about the lettuce like one. But I like ordinary green ones with pink or red flowers and I like dark red ones.

I'm not usually keen on yellow leaved plants, but I had to find something that would be happy in some shade and that son could differentiate from green alkanet and other likely inhabitants of his border.  When he was a lot younger he proudly told me that he'd put the dead potato stalks on Daddy's bonfire .............. so why was it I couldn't fine the newly planted black currant plants 

If I'd got him those green ones I can quite see that he may have eaten them with some steak and vinaigrette 

My Ransom

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 18:57

I love the sound of a push lawnmower being used.  And of course, Ransome lawnmowers are from just down the road from us at Ipswich 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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