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How to grow sugar cane ?

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 08:21


I know what you mean - global warming is worrying


Posted: 14/03/2015 at 08:18

Good morning all

Overcast and damp here - probably because I've got a load of towels in the wash

I spent yesterday evening repeatedly knitting and unpicking and re-knitting the neck and shoulder shaping of a cardi I'm making for DD - I just can't make what the pattern says fit with what I should end up with - I'll have another go later today and if that doesn't work I'll have to try to make it up myself

Now I need another coffee before I get on with the day .........

It's my birthday

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 08:08

 Happy birthday Lesley - have a great day!!!

It's my birthday

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 19:36

Happy Birthday to Hostafan's OH - hope you're both having a lovely day



Posted: 13/03/2015 at 19:20

A lovely choice of rose Verdun - David Austin describe it as possibly the best rose they've ever introduced, so very apt

Hostafan - I hope your OH is having a really lovely birthday

Dd, I loved the Gold Cup - wasn't it a brilliantly run race?  I love steeplechasing (watching, not doing!!!) my cousin was a trainer and uncle was very involved, plus I knew some breeders and other trainers - the first horse I can remember ever riding was a point to pointer  - I was small and he was huge!!!  I've not been to the races or placed a bet for years, but I still love watching it on the tv. 

I hope everyone's having a lovely evening 


Posted: 13/03/2015 at 17:05

Hello folks   me again!

Plumber will have to come back when part for loo cistern arrives - probably middle of next week.   He may also have to dig up part of studio floor to deal with pipe blockage in downstairs loo (washbasin only! )

I made the most of having to keep out of his way and watched the racing from Cheltenham while doing some knitting - what a fantastic Gold Cup it was!!!   (Sorry, got racing people in the family so I've grown up with it - get very excited watching it on tv but I never go and I never bet.)

Anyone seen Woody or Pdoc lately

Chilli chuntering, cheese grated, salsa made, OH has brought corn chips and yoghurt home with him, along with a bottle of San Miguel for me and something darker for him.   I'll put the rice on in a little while ...

How to grow sugar cane ?

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 14:24

Thank you   I believe that Henan province is very beautiful and also has much ancient history - what an interesting place to live.

Your summers would be much too hot for me.

Tree recommendations for my site please.

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 13:59

Hi Bruce

What a good idea!

I think a row of pleached hornbeam would look great - and it would keep it's leaves for most of the winter too - I think it would be happy in SW France but you'd better check - apparently hornbeam can be a host for truffles!

Compost heap question

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 13:49

Whenever you walk past your compost bins give them a good kick or a bang on the side with a spade - gives rats a headache and they don't like it. 

Also poke a sturdy stick in once a week and wriggle it about energetically - they don't like that either - if they were thinking of setting up home there they'll change their minds and move on to somewhere more peaceful

How to grow sugar cane ?

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 13:45

Hi Wenjiangwater

Those temperatures may seem cool to you - I live in the east of England and we're still getting frosts at night with ice on the car windscreens and on the pond when we wake in the mornings. 

If the summer temperature gets over 25C I begin to melt

Which part of China do you live in?

What sort of temperatures do you have in the summer and winter ?

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