Dovefromabove


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Cutting down dahlias early

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 14:51

Dig them up, put them in pots and give them away now.  The new owners can look after them over the winter then, you'll need the space for other plants.  

What's happening to my cyclamen?

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 14:23

Indoor cyclamen are usually C. persicum. That's what yours look like.  They need to be allowed to die down and restart. 


Put them outside in a cool shady corner and tip the pots on their sides and leave them to dry off.  They will lose all their leaves.  


Leave them there and keep an eye on them - when you see new little leaves appearing in the autumn, take them out of their pots, shake off as much compost as possible and repot in good houseplant compost, keeping the tops of the corms just proud of the compost.


Bring them indoors and keep them on a well lit windowsill, but out of direct sunlight.  Water gently - don't water the corm just the compost.  It's best to water by standing the pot in water for an hour or so to absorb moisture then allowing it to drain off.  


Hopefully you'll get new flowers before too long. 

Last edited: 13 August 2016 14:23:48

Dwarf Apple Trees, Help

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 13:38

Pleased to hear it - enjoy 

Olympics

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 13:08

DHR   I think the problem is that you quoted Steve Backley's expert view as if it was your own opinion.  


All comments/criticism needs putting in context ... now you've done that we understand that what you said wasn't your own opinion but a paraphrase of SB's comments carrying the weight of his vast experience.  Not merely the view of an 'armchair expert'.  

Dwarf Apple Trees, Help

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:49

Don't worry about them - trees are never perfect (just like humans) - those leaves have coped with sun, wind, rain, insects and birds since the spring - they're looking fine considering what they've had to put up with - we all get a few spots and wrinkles as we get older - autumn's coming and the leaves will soon be turning colour and falling 

Olympics

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:01

Given her medical history KJT has done well to qualify and get to Rio without nursing an injury - her high jump last night was fantastic.


To paraphrase ... Those who can do, those who can't preach 

Isn't moss slippery?

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 11:52

The Irish Moss that I know is a red edible seaweed, but it seems that some US websites are talking about this http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/irish-moss/growing-irish-moss-plants.htm .


It's known in the UK as Pearlwort https://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/Heath_Pearlwort_Lawn/ 


and isn't a moss at all. 


I nearly choked on my cornflakes

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 11:05

To be fair, it's Linda's husband who holds that view - Linda may well disagree with him - if I remember correctly, wives sometimes do 

Swiss Chard/Bletts

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 08:53

I freeze quite a few veggies without blanching, but NOT spinach or chard.  They need cooking first


have a look here (scroll down) http://www.storingandfreezing.co.uk/how-freeze-vegetables.html


I love chard 

A tester (tropical buffs only)

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 08:43

Ah!  I've discovered an earlier post of yours


"I have to confess. I have two gardens: one in UK( Lincolnshire) and one in Brazil. I can't sow the Brazilian ones right now as it is the middle of dry season - no water, no germination.I have to confess. I have two gardens: one in UK( Lincolnshire) and one in Brazil. I can't sow the Brazilian ones right now as it is the middle of dry season - no water, no germination."


If it's the dry season, try telling the Olympic sailors at Rio!   LOL  


I still want to know what the prize is ... an all expenses trip out to Rio for the last day of athletics and the closing ceremony?  ... if so I'll research tropicals 

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