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solanum crispum

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 15:33

Hi Karen

It's a scrambling type of climber, and needs support such as being tied into a trellis or wires on the fence.  It's not like a honeysuckle that twines or an ivy that clings.  


Posted: 11/11/2015 at 14:20

Dozed on the bed, woke and listened to the Archers (Rob Titchener assassination squad anyone???)

Feeling more myself now - going into the kitchen to make red onion soda bread and pea and ham soup for supper ...


Posted: 11/11/2015 at 13:16
Verdun wrote (see)

That's a tricky one Punkdoc.    Been down that road so many, many times and offen to the point of downright stupidity.  You could retaliate....satisfying though it is.....but where will it end?  Revenge is a dish best served cold and,,boy,,have I done this too......but unless it's the knockout blow it still serves little purpose.  Still worth a visit to  this guy though...... a calm but serious, considered, temper under control,  less is more warning. can't believe I've suggested such moderation  but it is the way to go......

But make sure you take an independent witness with you, and have your phone on record, otherwise you'll be accused of all sorts!

  I've probably overdone it   Had a lovely walk across the marshes in beautiful sunshine - I took my camera so I'll have a look and see if the pics are any good.  When I got back I realised I needed to shake the fallen leaves off the netting over the pond, so I did that and then started raking them up ........ and carried on raking them up ........... then I planted the tulip bulbs ........... now I'm all hot and sweaty and flolloped on the sofa

Yvie -poor you ((hugs)) take care of those aches and bruises - have you got some arnica?


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.

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