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Posted: 08/09/2014 at 15:18

I wouldn't cover the beds - how is the wind, rain and frost going to do it's work?  But that's just me. 

As for the manure - I'd clamp it over the winter so that it is well-rotted and then spread it in late winter/early spring - the worms will then start to work on it and you can fork it into the surface as soon as the land is fit to walk on. 

Weed or honeysuckle please!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 14:56

It could be one of the varieties of honeysuckle - some types have leaves like that - or it does look a bit like jasmine - any more clues?

When to give up on my caulis?

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 13:41

The attached site is interesting 

If you scroll down you'll see that it suggests White Excel take 151 days from sowing to harvest ............ but remember it's unlikely that your plants have read the instructions 

Chillis on Thai basil

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 13:25

This one looks very like yours 

When to give up on my caulis?

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 12:11

There are two types of cauliflowers, summer and winter cropping.

If you bought them a couple of months ago I imagine that they're the winter cropping type

Chillis on Thai basil

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 11:41

Petalootha - my purple chillies are Gusto Purple 

They're purple but turn reddish when they're ripe 


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 10:49

Pdoc ((hugs))  it's tough isn't it?  She's your mum and mum's usually know their sons very well - she'll know it's because you care so much.  

Parents fight against what they see as 'giving up'.  If there's a way to show her that more help would actually make her more independent rather than less that would be good, but I know it's easier said than done.

Is there anyone she listens to?  Maybe not a family member, but a friend or professional?  

Ma eventually listened to her GP's Practice Nurse because 'she knows about these things' whereas I, her daughter with many years experience in social work, 'knew nothing about it' .............. of course 


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 09:16

Welcome back OL  glad you had a lovely holibob.  My sympathies to Little Man and even more to you - I hated it even more than they did when the children got icky tums  

Dig For Victory

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 09:13

Clari - PM me with an address - think I can find some seeds 

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