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Iris bulb/corm

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 12:52

Or it could be one of  the smaller Iris reticulata

Iris bulb/corm

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 12:50

My thought is that it's a Dutch iris  - the sort that is popular with florists.  Is that what the bloom looks like?

Poisonous Berries

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 11:57

Have a look here - scroll down and you'll find Whitebeam.

dehydrating chilli peppers

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 11:49

I just leave mine on pads of kitchen roll on a sunny windowsill - they dry beautifully in a couple of weeks.

Roses in Winter

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 10:17

Hi Mary

I would shorten the roses themselves by one third, to help prevent them being wind-rocked, and I would wrap the pots (not the plants) in a few layers of bubblewrap to protect the pots (and the roots) from frost.  Apart from that they should be fine


Posted: 30/09/2014 at 09:33

Clari - my daughter had ME in her teens and twenties - she boosts her immune system with Selenium ACE from the chemist - seems to work for her

Right folks - I've had a slow start today so must get on - washing to hang out while Verdun's summer is still here

Solar powered pond pumps

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 09:29

Your pond sounds much like ours - we have turfed edges.  We used Blagdon Barley Straw Extract a couple of times in ours (you can get it from the GC or Amazon) and it's sorted the problem. 

It's more practical than using straw itself in a small pond and certainly hasn't harmed the wildlife - in our pond (dug this year) we've had frogs, toads, newts and a grass snake, not to mention damsel flies and dragon flies and many more insects.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 09:24

Oh dear Verdun ((hugs))  it's so tough isn't it?  I hope you can sort things out.

Some weeks ago Ma lost her bottom dentures - we're pretty sure she wrapped them in tissues and put them in the bin in her bedroom.  She's started doing that with things.  All bins and bin bags were searched but no dentures.  Then her brand new specs disappeared - she says she threw them in the bin because they were old.  We got the optician to send another set.   Now the top set of dentures have disappeared - again the place has been searched from top to bottom.  We're wondering if she's flushed them  

Ma's lack of mobility is such that she cannot get to the local dentist and she refuses to go in a wheelchair taxi as she says she'll be travel sick.  There is a dentist who visits The Lovely Home from time to time so she'll have to see him and get some new teeth - but how long before she loses them? 

Dont laugh but Do climbers climbers climb down again?

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 19:03

And this is the best place to find things out - when I first came here I was surprised how much I knew - the longer I stay the more I discover that I didn't know

Dont laugh but Do climbers climbers climb down again?

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 18:55

Good point about the pruning Nut

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