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That's a good idea - lots of reasons to celebrate - son's birthday and also OH's birthday - both in the week before Christmas
I often shop in Lidl - their own brand shower cream for sensitive skin is great Had a lovely piece of Scotch Rib Eye steak from them for supper yesterday. Dried fruit's good too, and we got some good Rioja a while back.
Aaargh, it could be sunscorch if you've been letting the foliage get wet and it's been in bright sunshine - Christmas Cacti do better in semi-shade, not bright sunshine.
Water the compost only, not the foliage.
My thoughts are the same as Bob's - it looks to me as if snails have been grazing off the surface of the plant and it's then calloused over.
Slugs and snails love them.
Lesley, Wildies are members of a Foodie Forum http://www.wildfood.info/index.php . We started off on the BBC Food Messageboard, and when that closed the wonderful Riocaz started Wildfood. One of our number, Mamta, was featured in the Guardian yesterday http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/oct/31/how-to-make-curry-onion-ginger-garlic-mamta-gupta-back-to-basics-henry-dimbleby but we're not all as elevated as her - we're a very friendly chatty bunch, just like the Forkers
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.... Look forward to the next one Dove, thanks for organising it. How about an xmas one?
I'm at MIL's for Christmas Lily - you'll have to arrange it.
We'll be back for New Year
Lovely pic! Wish her a very Happy Birthday from us Enjoy the party
I thought watercress too, or Brooklime, or possibly Creeping Jenny?
Yvie, I'm a Wildie as well as a Forker - we Wildies are on a Food Forum, and being experts we've had our sprouts on since February - better safe than sorry
New Year's Eve? Same place - if Verdun will have us again