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Does Trachelospermum jasminoides smell like jasmine sambac?

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 15:31

I'm probably one of the other twentynine then 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 15:21

The gods are moving the furniture upstairs here too - we also have the piddling down stuff as well.  

Supper is all prepped and waiting in the kitchen, kettle is on and knitting bag is waiting for me on the sofa - anything good on the telly Fidget? 

Can I taking blueberry cuttings now? And how?

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 15:17

Now's the time of year to take hardwood cuttings.  Lots of info here

For blueberries I would use ericacious compost with lots of added perlite.

Spring Bulbs already sprouting.. in October!

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 14:57

Hi Katrina and welcome 

Glad to say you have no need to panic - some bulbs do start early, but their rate of growth will slow to a virtual standstill as the nights draw in and the temperatures fall.  You'll get your flowers in the spring - hope you'll show us some photos then 

What is this????

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 14:28

Euphorbia lathyris

it tend to pop up in newly disturbed soil.  If you're pulling it up be careful not to get the white latex-type sap on your skin as it can cause burns. 

My pear tree

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 14:24

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 14:00


Yesterday I picked the first ever pear from our espaliered Concorde - it's on the sideboard ripening - there are three more on the tree 

Fidget - some loud noise woke me around 2.22am - now I know who to blame  

English Bluebell Bulbs

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 13:27

This may be a sort of an explanation 

Foxgloves and Cats

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 12:35

Cats and foxgloves leave each other well alone - always have, always will.  Your cats will be perfectly safe with foxgloves in the garden.

The problems with lily pollen are usually because a cat brushes up against a vase of lilies on a table, gets pollen on its fur,  and then grooms itself, licking the pollen off its coat.

Cats cannot get at the pollen of a  foxglove - you have to be bee sized to be able to do that. 

Does Trachelospermum jasminoides smell like jasmine sambac?

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 12:29

To my nose the perfume from T. jasminoides is more like the intense perfume of jasmine oil than Jasminium officinale.

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