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Posted: 11/06/2014 at 17:43

Yuk - don't do lager - love real ale, especially Adnams bitter straight from the barrel like in my old local 

I also like some German-type wheat beers


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 17:41

One of the problems about growing things like beans and peas in a greenhouse is a possible lack of pollinating insects, so I'd concentrate on things like salad leaves, lettuce, pak choi, japanese mustard leaves, and some successional sowings of Swiss chard will give you lovely green leafy vegetables throughout the winter.  You could also grow carrots  and beetroot.  


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 17:23

I started drinking Diet Pepsi in 1964 when it was first introduced to the UK - think I've probably got used to whatever it is they put in those drinks now  

cucumber wilting

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:28

Had they been in strong sunlight for a while?

Any I'Dea

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:27

Or of course, it could be a Flowering Currant Ribes sanquineum or a white currant.

We'll have to see what those little green currants do 

Doesn't look like a gooseberry. 



Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:23

Hello Runnybeak 


Any I'Dea

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 15:43
fidgetbones wrote (see)

I thought the orchid looked more like the common spotted one. Dactylorhiza fuchsii. ?

Whatever you've got , Percy, I would let it do its own thing. Seed is microscopic and difficult to germinate, needs sterile conditions and a special fungus that assocoates with the roots. Digging it up usually kills them. If its happy where it is I'd leave it there.

Hmm, I thought Pyramidal because of the shape, time of year and depth of colour - also couldn't see any spots on the leaves - although I have seen Common Spotteds that have no spots  

Percy, does your orchid have any spots on it's leaves? 


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 15:33

OH usually does the lawns here too - but he's covering a colleague's shifts as well as his own as she's off sick and the boss is away on her hols, so I thought I'd shorten his To Do List a bit.  I quite like doing it really, at least you can see where you've been and, like ir*ning, it's nice when you've finished 

Plant ID please

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 15:30

Never grown one myself - think they like more sun than I've got here - I think they're quite tough - someone will come along who's done it I'm sure .........

Clematis & Sollya heterophylla

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 15:29

I think they'd both need their own space - clematis are hungry  feeders and also need plenty of water if they're in a container. 

I've not grown it myself but from what I read Sollya heterophylla is also a hungry feeder  - I think it would have to be a very large container indeed that could provide both with what they need. 

I can see the attraction of planting them close by - they will look very pretty together. 

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