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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 08:46

It was Artjak - it was the evening of the Opening of his show at Kettle's Yard and he was unable to attend - such a shame.

Glad you're feeling better

Anyone know what this is please?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 08:43

Hi Norfolkdumpling (neighbour)   Don't think anyone's offended, it was pretty clearly  tongue in cheek.

Sometimes 'cat trouble' can occur here as it does seem that there are some people who just cruise the net looking for opportunities to stir up trouble, sometimes arguing amongst themselves, some hating cats and others calling gardeners cat haters and suchlike.  They appear, stir up trouble and then disappear again just as quickly. 

Most of the regulars on here know better than to take their bait!   We're a pretty phlegmatic bunch.

Large Pot Leeks

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 08:34

Didn't think that Chris Evans was usually lost for words!


Posted: 14/10/2014 at 08:22

Grey skies and drizzle have disappeared!  Sun is shining!  Sky is blue

How to get more than one flowering orchid stem?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 08:08

I have one in the bathroom with 3 flowering spikes - every time I think it's time to cut back one of the stems after the flowers have all dropped I notice that it's sending out another sidestem covered in buds.  I water it occasionally and it's been fed about 3 times in 3 years.  It seems to thrive on neglect. 

Now I have another I'm wondering whether I should give this one equal neglect or look after it properly


Posted: 14/10/2014 at 08:00

Oh what a shame!  Sorry to hear that.  I agree with the suggestions of prickly plants and nettles etc.  But also, have a word with your Neighbourhood Policeman, it's what he/she is for.  While the children are young there's a chance to influence them by the police giving a talk at their school etc, and walking around talking to parents - whereas if the damage was done by teenage louts things like that don't sway them, in fact it probably makes them worse. 

And what about some Anti-climb paint?  Contrary to popular opinion it is legal to use it as long as you conform to certain stipulations , and in fact just putting the warning signs up might be enough to keep some people away.

It's sad - when I was a child I lived in the middle of nowhere, and spent my days exploring, taking risks, making camps, damming ditches and doing all sorts of stuff and no one bothered me because the area was wild.  Children don't get enough 'wild' nowadays

Good luck


Posted: 14/10/2014 at 07:45

Good morning all

Soggy and boggy here but not actually raining, but according to the forecast that's not going to last   It was milder overnight than of late 11.9C - is this the beginning of the heatwave?

OH planted my alliums and wild daffs for me, but I've still got crocus and tulips to sort out - hopefully at the weekend, although OH is lobbying for a trip to the seaside


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 19:06

Sounds good to me Panda


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 18:52

Help yourselv Yvie


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 18:46

Plenty left Panda - help yourself -  it's a Lemon Drizzle traybake, so proportionately more topping to cake - a big success

Supper anyone?  Spicey lamb cutlets, couscous with sundried tomatoes, chickpeas and Moroccan preserved lemons, and a big bowl of Baba Ghanoush ...

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