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Re planting a Yukka

Posted: 03/11/2017 at 20:06

Has it got any smaller offshoots from the base that you could pot up and nurture in case the main plant doesn't survive the transplant?

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 03/11/2017 at 19:54
Pauline 7 says:

Thank you all for your good wishes.  ..............................................I always look in but don't always feel like posting. 

 Do exactly as you feel like Pauline ... you've very welcome ((hugs))

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 03/11/2017 at 18:47
Hostafan1 says:

Hubby does a FAB beef and prune tajine. Doesn't he Dove? 

 Indeed he does Hosta 

Pauline ((hugs)) ... I'm glad someone has to eat my share of cakes and puddings etc ... I've been worrying who was going to do it.  

Dacha ... give your BH my commiserations re her hypothyroidism ...t mine hardly works at all and I'm on a high dose of thyroxine ... tell her to look after her joints, take glucosamine and calcium ... wish they'd told me that earlier.  Other than that ... not a lot to worry about as long as long as she gets her levels checked regularly.  

Pdoc ... sleep is good ... 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 03/11/2017 at 18:41

Hello folks ... I'm home   

Had a lovely meet up and lunch in Cromer with a couple of foodie friends.  We ate at Galton Blakiston's Chippie  overlooking the pier ... ... s-Menu.pdf 

We shared a dish of the delicious marinated whitebait and another of cockle popcorn between the three of us as a starter, then all three of us each had a small portion of cod and chips. Very good as usual.  The small portions were still more than adequate and a helping of chips has gone home in a napkin for their chickens. 

Before we met up I called in at a greengrocers and a bag of Brussels Sprout Tops ... couldn't resist them ... we'll have them on Sunday with the shoulder of pork I bought from the Cromer butcher with the wonderful name of Icarus Hines. 

I also bought some fresh herring which I'll probably souse fpr lunch on Monday and a large dressed crab ... I'm thinking of crab soufflé for Saturday's supper.

What've you lot been up to?  I shall have a look ............ 

What to do with this holly tree

Posted: 03/11/2017 at 18:32

Go for it and cut it hard back as Nut says ... it'll really reward you ... give it a sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone just to give it a nudge in late February.early March, water it in and give it a mulch of leafmould or similar, and as Lyn says ... Stand well back ....... we'll look forward to the photos. 

7 Leafed Rose

Posted: 03/11/2017 at 10:16

Bless 'em Hosta ... as long as they live and learn. 

Mind you, I've never told MIL what she did ... she's not a gardener ... she still doesn't understand why the fan trained apricot turned into a huge bushy tree after FIL passed on ... I did try to explain but it just didn't compute ... she's had it dug out now 'cos there was obviously something wrong with it. ... not my place to interfere and she's a very determined lady 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 03/11/2017 at 10:11
Liriodendron says:

...  Iamweedy, do have a try at Jane Austen.  I've also got into Anthony Trollope relatively recently.  "The Warden" is a lovely novel...

 Oh yes!  Love The Warden and all the Chronicles of Barsetshire ... wonderful 

7 Leafed Rose

Posted: 03/11/2017 at 09:46

Don't worry, it's perfectly normal ... many new roses have old ramblers and other types in their heritage and some of these have more leaflets per stem.  

The old saw of 'more than five leaves means it's a sucker' just isn't true.    My dear mother in law once proudly told me she'd dug out the rose in the corner of the garden because it had more than five leaves so must've been a briar .................. she'd only just started taking responsibility for the garden following the death of her dear husband ... he'd been so proud of that Rosa glauca in that corner 

Kaffir Lime - Citrus hystrix

Posted: 03/11/2017 at 07:48

I had a small one but I couldn't make it happy and it didn't survive ... It lived on our kitchen windowsill but it's East facing and I think it needed more sunlight. A friend in Cornwall grows them in a bright conservatory. Good luck. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 03/11/2017 at 07:41

Good morning all 

Hosta things obviously haven't changed if you don't use sunscreen   Knee still much improved ... I'm meeting a friend for lunch in Cromer so will take my stick with me just in case , but Im pretty sure I'll be fine - it would've been difficult if it was like it was yesterday morning. 

Pdoc (( hugs)) take it very steady!

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