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Posted: 26/10/2013 at 15:22

We're setting off for wildest Lincs.  Please, when I come back on Monday let Verdun be here ........................ 

Take care of each other everyone ((hugs))


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 14:48

He's bullied Verdun because he want's to be Top Dog on here - but this forum is about gardening.  

Verdun is respected because of his gardening knowledge and the generosity with which he shares it - not because he wanted it to be 'his forum' - that's so unlike Verdun.  

Some people just can't cope if someone is popular and well-liked. 


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 14:39

What an unkind thing to do to such a kind man 

To Lime or not to Lime??

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 14:30

If the last chap grew brassicas there may well be clubroot in the soil - liming will help to reduce it.  It's not the end of the world.  It's endemic in lots of allotments.  Lots of info here 


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 14:24

I am devastated - I know that he'd treated Brumbull as a friend and he feels totally betrayed - he has my email although he's never used it so I don't have his.  I do hope he gets in touch.  This is so sad.

What a really nasty piece of work 

what is taking over a border area?

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 13:23

When the builders refenced our boundary and shored up the Shady Bank with sleepers, they kept their eyes open for the cyclamen corms, dug them out carefully and put them in a shady corner - they were there for a couple of months before we could replant them but they've all survived.  They must be ages old - a couple were as bit as our round tea tray!

When they first appeared just after we moved here I was so excited - OH says that I squealed with joy 

Insect Identification

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 13:19

I've had a few on rosemary bushes and lavender but I've never noticed any real damage - like you I prefer to live and let live in most cases.  Even the big slugs are welcome here (well, they eat the little ones ).  

I leave them alone and marvel at their beauty - besides, OH is really into beetles.



Posted: 26/10/2013 at 13:14

Hatches as battened as they can be.  Pots moved to sheltered corners. Growhouse roof wedged so that the plants can get some air but I don't think the wind can get into it too much and blow the b***** doors off!!! 

Now I need to pack my pjs and toothbrush .... 

what is taking over a border area?

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 13:08

Don't kill them!!! It's cyclamen hederifolium!!!


 We've got the white version - love them to bits!!!

If they're in the wrong place it's easy to dig them up in the spring and move them somewhere they can naturalise.  They grow from corms which become huge, the size of dinner plates.  

The pink flower is the cyclamen - they come through before the leaves, and the coiled stems like springs have the seedcases at the tips.  

Lovely big snail in the middle there too 


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 13:04

You might just get extra leaves, or you might get extra flowers   looks like the bulbs are developing little bulblets - that's one of the ways the plant increases.  Absolutely no problem and I'd leave it alone and enjoy.

All my life I've grown forced hyacinths in the house and loved them - then when I got OH we discovered that having hyacinths in the house brings on his asthma - now I'm limited to growing hyacinths outside - lovely, but not the same - Enjoy yours 

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