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Posted: 11/12/2015 at 18:06

And when you've finished that Tetley, there's a few things over here I've not had time for yet .......... if you have a moment spare

Help me save my cyclamen!!

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 18:01

I agree with Nutcutlet, let it dry out and put it on a cool shady windowsill.  Then only water it occasionally from the bottom.   With any luck it'll survive even if it doesn't flower much, and then die down in the summer - that'll be the time to repot it.

And don't give it any more Baby Bio at the moment - that's the equivalent of given a poorly invalid a big Christmas dinner. 

non-poisonous climbers for air pollution

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 17:19

While I would usually say that ivy isn't poisonous enough to matter (think of using it in the home for Christmas decorations) I know that many sick children can have heightened sensitivity to allergens etc, so I agree, ivy is out. 

Roses aren't toxic, but of course most of them have thorns - will the children be playing close to the fence?

The golden hop (humulus aurea) would grow there and aren't toxic - but the stems and leaves can be a little bristly so could cause a problem for sensitive skin if they came in contact. 

The climbing nasturtium would be great, but it's an annual so would only be there in the summer.

Another thought is a grape vine. 

I'll keep my thinking hat on.

Improving Composting for the Elderly

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 17:10

We've had that discussion Verdun - you've joined this one a bit late, you need to read back  LOL

Which tree?

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 15:17

That sounds interesting and full of potential Steven

I think that when you move in you should post some photos of your garden and tell us a bit more about it - which bits get the most sun/shade etc.  Then we can help you choose something that will grow well and suit the style of your garden

Are you moving in before Christmas?


Posted: 11/12/2015 at 15:12

OH has a birthday on the 19th - he wants paint.  For Christmas he wants some jeans that we will buy together after Christmas when he has time to go shopping.  Just as well I've got a box of something alcofrolic wrapped up and hidden away isn't it? 


tlc to christmas cactus

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 14:13

I like bassets too ... one called Charlie walks past my house quite regularly - his owner likes my car and keeps offering to swap ..............

tlc to christmas cactus

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 13:47

No problem - I like Christmas cactuses   Are yours in flower at the moment?

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Posted: 11/12/2015 at 13:43

Didn't know you were listening BL 


Good idea


Posted: 11/12/2015 at 13:41

The wind's got up here Fg, and it's feeling colder than of late ... I shall go and check the temp ..............  9C, but it feels half that Brrrrrrrrrrr!  I've put the heating on. 

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