Dovefromabove


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When do bay trees grow?

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 07:38

If you killed them last winter the leaves will have turned brown and probably fallen off by now.

What size pots are they in - have you repotted them since you've had them?  Do you feed them?  They're quite hungry plants.

Pittosporum

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 07:35

 

Verdun wrote (see)

Dove, I have dwarf pittos that, if unpruned, would grow forever.  I have long learned to take suppliers' claims re growth rates with a pinch of salt.  I have many plants of assorted types that are far larger than generally described.   A decent guide only but often  misleading

Verdun, I really think you should move up here and face the same climatic difficulties as the rest of us


 

Drooping hyacinths

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 07:15

I do the same as Chicky , a stick and some fine thread to tie them up with.

Please read. Very large site being cleared. Concerned about wildlife!

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 07:11

Smoke won't wake hibernating animals.

Neither will human activity - it's as if they're unconscious.  We almost trod on a hibernating hedgehog in its bundle of leaves and dried grass as we cleared an overgrown hedgebank. It still didn't wake up and if we'd been forking dried grass etc onto a bonfire we'd probably never have realised it was there!  You have to look really closely.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 07:10

For people with clementines left over, several people on the foodie forum I'm a member of are very keen on this http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/clementine-cake-2559

I've not made it yet, but the recommendations are very high so I'm going to give it a go before long.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 07:02

Good morning Chicky  G'day Pat

Glad to hear poorly ones are on the mend (Rb's son, Yveie's hub, DD and her lurgy and anyone else I've forgotten).

Yvie, a dear (very old) old friend had that eye op - first on one eye then the other - brilliant result .  Sadly the rest of his health wasn't good  ......... but as he said, 'at least I can watch the telly and read a book as I slip into oblivion' ......................... it made his last years so much better.

Please read. Very large site being cleared. Concerned about wildlife!

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 06:47

I agree with all of the above ....... plus, get in touch with your local Wildlife Trust - to find out who they are put your postcode into this site http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/your-local-trust

Pittosporum

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 19:30

The OP was talking about P. Elizabeth - I've never seen it grow larger than my shoulder height - Burncoose certainly regard it as a 'medium shrub' https://www.burncoose.co.uk/site/plants.cfm?pl_id=3314&fromplants=pl%5Fid%3D3308

Alstroemeria summer breeze HELP

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 19:09
Verdun wrote (see)

frost will....for sure....decimate the foliage.  

No way would I put it out now.  

But that's what happens every winter ... they grow again in the spring - at least that's what happens in Norfolk.  Probably down in Cornwall they never get cut back ...

What I would do is as soon as they show signs of life in the spring I would re-pot them in fresh compost - probably John Innes No 2 with a handful of grit - and they'll romp away

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 19:06

BL - re The Devil's Horsemen - we saw them this last summer - they were filming the current Lloyds Bank advert on the beach up here in Norfolk - wonderful

John Parker http://www.swingletree.co.uk/ lived near to us when I lived in Suffolk, and my children learned to ride at his stables - his horses are often used for film work and I can assure anyone who is worried, that horses used in film work are treated very very well and not harmed in any way. 

 

Well folks, OH and I had a lovely day in Norwich - he has his Christmas present of jeans and jumper, I have a lovely woolly cape, and we had very good coffee and almond croissants in Carluccio's for breakfast and a delicious lunch in Jamie's Italian. 

Now I'm flollopped on the sofa    I'd better try to stay away long enough to find out what you've all been up to .........

 

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