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Posted: 14/05/2015 at 17:50

The sun always shines on Verdun

Winter Bedding

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 17:44
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I thought you were asking about the 13.5tog duvet

Still got ours on the bed Nut - not risking the summer-weight duvet yet

Can I store gladioli bulbs until next year?

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 17:42

Probably worth trying - but it doesn't always work to Russia or China - there's always some excuse - there's signed for parcels that have been signed for by non-existant neighbours, all sorts of scams.  And friends spent some time in Albania a while back -  things were very different there to places like Hungary where processes and procedures work in similar ways to the rest of the western world 

But for the price of a packet of gladioli bulbs, I'd try the insured route

Oh no.....not again...

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 17:17

Dorset ((hugs))  I'm sure he would be proud to be remembered like that by you


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 16:29

Hello folks!  Glad you're awake at last Wonky  

I'm back from visiting Ma - muddled but happy - her, not me.... or maybe .......

I had my lunch and chill-out time down by the harbour mouth watching the seabirds then came home and now I'm shattered.  I'll have half an hour's noodle with you lot before sorting out some chump chops, new potatoes cabbage and minty gravy


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 10:37

Right, heading south to visit Ma - have a good day folks

black eye peas

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 10:30

I think many of us practise that type of gardening - in my small veg patch I concentrate on broad beans and runner beans, (neither of which are available in good condition in the shops) purple sprouting broccoli, Swiss chard, early carrots, heritage varieties of tomato and squash, the more unusual salad veg and dessert gooseberries etc. 

For me there's no point in using my limited garden space to grow maincrop veg when I can get them of good quality and low price from the farm shop.

black eye peas

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 09:42

Hope you've got a big conservatory

 They grow pretty big


Oh no.....not again...

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 08:55

Think you'll find I was up before you and at choir practice ...

Lupins laid low with infestions

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 07:55
BobTheGardener wrote (see)

I believe they are insecticides based on Pyrethrum which is extracted from Chrysanthemums and considered organic.  The RHS have a list of products based on this in their 'pesticides for home use' pdf, here, for anyone looking (see page 3):

Vitax PY and Scott's Bug Clear are commonly available brands in the UK.



Yes I know them - but not Bug be gone  - I wondered whether it's a different formulation due to different regulations elsewhere, or whether it's something new likely to be (or already) introduced in the UK.

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