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Posted: 11/11/2015 at 10:37

Pdoc - revenge is a dish best tasted cold .............. tell the police and take dated photos!

Bradley Seedling Apple Tree

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 10:25

According to this site

Worcester Pearmain ought to pollinate a Bramley's Seedling so it shouldn't be a pollination problem.


Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 09:25

If you click on your name in the top right hand corner of the page, then click on My Messages that should take you to the page to send Private Messages. 

Just make sure you type the person's name exactly as they spell it.

Flies from potting compost?

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 08:40

Sounds like fungus gnats - hang a sticky strip neaby to catch them and top the compost in the pots with grit to stop the adults laying eggs in the top layer of compost - also keep the compost fairly dry, water from the bottom if possible.  That shoud cure the problem.


Posted: 11/11/2015 at 08:04

I'm just starting on the boxes of tissues Fg, yesterday was all sinus pain and popping ears - now things are 'loosening' and I'm beginning to cough and splutter - delightful

I'm thinking of going for a stroll down to the marshes later today if the weather stays dry, just to get some fresh air and try to 'clear the passages'


Posted: 11/11/2015 at 07:56

Good morning Verdun

No idea why it was brighter over your way this morning - must be the sun shining on the righteous

There's a garden centre on the road south of here which sells very few plants other than annual bedding as far as I can see - most of the space is taken up by furniture, clothing, odd nicknacks and a huge restaurant.  I've given up going there

Turnips and Broad Beans...

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 07:50


I sow broad beans Aquadulce Claudia outside in October every year and they never need protection even if they're under snow for weeks on end - some other varieties might be a little more tender - which ones have you sown?

I've only ever grown turnips as a summer crop.  I think the idea of an autumn sowing is to grow them quicly and harvest them before winter.


Posted: 11/11/2015 at 07:47

Morning Topbird   Enjoy the shopping trip - take some First Defence with you!  Norwich seems to be going down with lurgies!!! 



Posted: 11/11/2015 at 06:43

Morning all   G'day Pat

Pdoc - my binges are cheese or cured meat, sometimes with pickles

Glad to say feverish aches seem to have gone - just feeling very snotty now   At least my ears are working - a loud flock of geese just flew over the house - I rushed out into the garden to see them - I think they're on their way from the coast to the Welney wetland in the Fens - they were heading in that direction and so many geese and swans spend the winter in that area.

No rose hips on my Rosa rugosa, any ideas why?

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 06:31

I had a vague memory of a similar question so I used the search facility at the top of the page and found that you'd asked it before - sometimes people can't find their old threads - if that's the problem click on your name in the top right hand corner and then click on My Posts

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