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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 19:04

Verdun ((hugs))   you're not alone

Room 101

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 18:58

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Room 101

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 15:51
obelixx wrote (see)

...Charlie - great list but what is FGM?


Female genital mutilation

Clearing out bird boxes

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 15:39

We do it in September which I think is what is advised. 

I'd leave well alone now - they're probably prospecting for nest sites, but could also be using it as a shelter/roost in the cold weather.

Frozen pomds

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 15:30

I think that anti-freeze is sometimes added to those bubbling water features in the winter - stupid yes, but then there are some very stupid people about.

It is very dangerous because cats love to drink from running water!  As has been said, death from anti-freeze is a horrible death.

Primroses/Primulas in borders

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 14:54

Sometimes butterfly - but it comes back with the hazel catkins and snowdrops

Seaside Home

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 14:40
Charlie November wrote (see)

Near Penzance, quite a lot. Near Cape Wrath, not so much.

Fortunately, crocus have a filter for coastal gardens:

Hmm. 2928 plants, including 2432 "flowering" plants, 3 "invasive" ones and 9 "non-invasive" ones.

"Special conditions: coastal" narrows it down to 102, and "evergreen" and "low maintenance" take it down to 14.

http://crocus.co.uk/plants/_/vid.166/vid.4/vid.176/

Not necessarily the definitive source of info or plants, but still a good place to start looking. Never had a problem with them.

 

And that list includes Cistus x purpurea - hurrah

Room 101

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 14:16

Obelixx - can I have your Brussel Sprouts and your andouillettes please?  - love them both

Seaside Home

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 14:11

Cistus x purpurea (rock rose) will flower non-stop throughout the summer forming a lovely mound of colour and it's perfectly happy in coastal conditions.

http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/cistus--purpureus/classid.848/

Spring bulbs -too late ?

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 14:08

Or you could buy some spring bulbs that are already potted up and growing, and sink them into the ground.  Then after they've flowered you can take them out of the pots and plant them.

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I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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