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Posted: 15/11/2013 at 16:32

Brrrrrrrrrrr!  Nippy out there today!  Nice to be in the warm now and the heating's switched on.  Hope KEF's survived running up and down the stairs; at least the exercise should have kept her warm!

I've done a bit of tidying outside and in, and a bit of food shopping - now I'll get on with some woolly jacket making.


Rhus Typhina

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 15:36

Rhus typhinia have large compound leaves comprised of many leaflets either side of a central stem.  The whole leaf will drop in the autumn - there will be loads more in the spring.

e mail notification test

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 12:54
Italophile wrote (see)

I was just notified of your response. Have you ticked the little box to the left of the Submit Reply button, beneath the Terms and Conditions link?

And not just that - have you asked for Notifications in your Settings?

Quick survey for University research

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 12:53

I listed all the veg I grow in the 'other' box, until it ran out of space 

It's a steep learning curve for some people; I have to say that so far I'm not impressed!!!

Quick survey for University research

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 11:13

I don't have a problem with Surveymonkey - my former employer (county council) use them regularly for gauging staff reaction to  various management proposals.  The wording of the preamble has probably been written by the university to conform to various regulations such as Data Protection etc.  This too is now common practice at university.

My problem is that the questions show little understanding of gardening and are framed in a way so as to be almost impossible to answer honestly.  

Quick survey for University research

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 10:58

Well, I've completed it but again the questions are rather difficult to answer properly as the choices do not fit my answers..  Not sure what help my answers will be.

Help, my plant seems to be dying!

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 10:25

I believe these were sold last year as "Christmas decorations" but are not intended to be kept indoor longterm - it's a variety of spruce (traditional Christmas tree) and needs to be kept outside, perhaps bringing indoors for a week or so over the Christmas period.  

It sounds as if it's been scorched by the sun.  If you want to try to save it I'd pot it on into a slightly larger pot, using John Innes No 2 loam-based compost with some added grit.  

Then I'd harden it off  (explained here)  to get it used to the outside conditions, and keep it in a sheltered corner outside for 12 months, before bringing it indoors in 13 months' time for Christmas 2014 for a few days only.

Moving an Old Berberis Darwinii

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 10:16
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Was it a nightmare Dove, you and a hand trowel to remove it all?

Nope, for some reason it was growing in our garden, and the neighbours' son was had hung his sleeping bag on it to air in the sunshine - without asking us or telling what he was doing 

Moving an Old Berberis Darwinii

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 09:20

This tree/shrub featured in my  dreams last night!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Box Blight

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 09:16

Lots of info here

not a lot of it very encouraging I'm afraid. 

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