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Posted: 12/07/2016 at 05:38

Have given up now Pansy  ... drinking coffee and finding jobs to do ... I've got the dentist this afternoon so that's a few hours 'wasted' so I might as well get ahead now ..........


Posted: 12/07/2016 at 05:07

Morning folks  
No, my bodyclock hasn't woken me up - the phone did   it was the automated alarm system at the farm shop where OH works - he's a key holder - I couldn't let him cycle up there on his own to see what had triggered the alarm so I pulled some clothes on and we drove up there ... no sign of any intruders or anything ................. but of course we're both WIDE AWAKE now ...

there was a beautiful sunrise tho'

Last edited: 12 July 2016 05:08:45

Weed or plant?

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 19:35

You can cut it hard back to keep it within bounds - it will recover 

Nandina Domestica

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 19:32

Fire Power matches the description for flowers, colorred leaves and fruits and will only reach about 0.5m tall and the same across. 

Passion flower cutting wont root

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 19:24

If you layer a shoot now you'll have a plant ready to plant out next spring. 


Posted: 11/07/2016 at 19:23

Oh yes B3 - those were the days  ..... loved Johnnie Walker ... transistor was under my pillow every night - I remember him telling us that Otis Redding had died ... I wept buckets 

Forever Autumn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Passion flower cutting wont root

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 19:14

I find that layering a growing shoot is the best way to propagate passionflowers - here is a video with a pretty good demonstration of what to do 


Posted: 11/07/2016 at 18:55

Fairy - we were listening to Justin Haywood too ... Nights in White Satin ... I was fifteen when it came out ... I remember sitting on the garden wall of my friend Janie's parents' pretty thatched cottage, Janie and I listening to it on my little red transistor ... I was so innocent ,,, I was singing Knights in White Satin, and imagining a scene rather like 'The Knights who say Ni" 

For those of you who are less than 27 

Last edited: 11 July 2016 18:57:49

What is this hanging plant?

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 17:32

Ah, MrM, I see   thank you - more details has been added - Hoya linearis - not one I know - it looks fascinating, but according to this not an easy plant 

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