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Posted: 19/10/2016 at 10:09

As long as they don't dry out they should be ok.  Or you could try hardening them off over the next couple of weeks, putting them outside  in a sheltered spot during the day and putting them in the garage at night, until they're tough enough to stand the winter outside in their sheltered spot.  They'll drop their leaves, but that's to be expected - they're deciduous. 

Invasive grass around pond margin

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 09:58

It makes sense to me too Verdun - there's no point in spending time and energy (not to mention money) doing half a job and finding the problem returns.  

Help needed to identify white 'balls' in field

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 09:52

Yes, slug eggs - I've got them in the longer patches of grass in my back garden too   

ID please

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 09:44

Yes I think Inula too 

Invasive grass around pond margin

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 08:36

Its tenacious and spreads like wildfire - Im afraid that getting rid of as much as possible won't be good enough - leaving just one or two pieces of root will result in the same problem all over again in a relatively short space of time. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 08:08

Just love Obama telling Trump to 'stop whining'. It points up Trump as exactly what he is; a spoilt rich boy with an inflated ego and sense of entitlement. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 07:55

Good morning all 

Special ((hugs)) for Hosta. 

DD Have a lovely time with Charlie. You'll be fine exploring and adventuring together. I can remember the time when I had so little self confidence that I couldn't go into a supermarket that I'd not been in before without having a panic attack. You'd be amazed at the things I've done since including staying in various parts of France (including Paris) with only very rudimentary schoolgirl French and travelling around Italy with no Italian at all! have a great time 

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Posted: 18/10/2016 at 19:40

Hi Margw 

Pinch the growing tips out, pot them up individually, give them a cane each and put them in a cold greenhouse or frost free cold frame for the winter.  Ordinarily they'd be fine outside for the winter, but as they've been indoors they'll be a bit tender so protect them from the frost. 

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ID please

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 19:37

Don't they look absolutely splendid 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 18:25

Hello folks - we're back 

Had a lovely lunch (nachos, cheese, guacamole and salsa) in an arts centre down in North Suffolk - wandered around the little market town (close to where I used to live a very long time ago) in the sunshine, did some food shopping and dawdled home.  

Now it's piddling down, the heating is on and chicken thighs, chorizo, red onions, peppers and tomatoes are in the oven with some olive oil and smoked paprika to help them along - OH is in the studio and supper should be ready in about half an hour ...

Now I'll find out what you lot have been up to this afternoon ............ 

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