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Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 19:00

Yay!  Thanks Verdun   Lots of logs ready for the fire?  Can we leave it to you to make some toffee apples - they don't travel terribly well

If everyone else promises to do the washing up I'll get up and do the breakfast next morning as usual

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 18:18

There's plenty of room Runnybeak   and I think costumes should be worn, don't you?

Thanks Yvie - there's plenty of beams to swing a hammock from - or perhaps Fidget could bring her hangy swingy thingy

hyacinths bulbs

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 18:16

No, but if you buy the ones described as 'Prepared' they will grow and flower quite quickly, whereas the unprepared ones will wait until mid spring to flower.

Planting wallflowers in containers

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 18:15

I'm planting my tulips now

Box Problems

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 18:14

Hi Sue

Put 'what does box blight look like?' into Google and see if any of the images look familiar.

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 18:10

We need to start making arrangements ...........

I'm bagsie-ing my usual comfy chaise longue for later, but can someone help me move it off the verandah and over to the corner next to that big inglenook fireplace?

Bay tree - leaf damage - please help identify

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 17:29

If ithey've not been re potted for three years can I suggest that you re-pot them next spring.  A bigger pot and fresh compost (I use John Innes No 3 loam based for mine, with some added horticultural grit).  They get very pot-bound and then the leaves begin to look a bit poor and susceptible to attack from all sorts!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 16:23

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62727.jpg?width=600&height=350&mode=max

 Think the tastiest ones come in pairs

Blight

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 16:15

It would be ok for bulbs if you only want them to last for the one flowering season and then discard them.

If you want to use it for plants or bulbs to keep for more than one year I'd enrich the soil with Fish Blood and Bone, a slow release organic fertiliser, as the tomatoes, potatoes and beans will have used up most of the nutrients int he compost.

Personally I find it better to use fresh compost for tubs and pots, and use spent compost as a mulch or add it to the compost heap.

Help with identification

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 16:06

They're hard and tough, even when ripe - I find they're usually best used to add a delicious tart flavour to apple and pear recipes, rather than eating the flesh.

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