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I.D. Please

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 17:23

My thoughts too. The foliage can be quite big, and then they start to look like something else 

Leather Jackets

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 17:09

Just caught back up with this thread. You're right Verd - our  conditions probably don't suit them. I've never had an issue with them.

Never mind 'leather jackets' they'd need fur coats....

do you see what I did there? That was a really good one Verd  

We always have loads of crane flies but perhaps the soil and weather make it tricky for the larvae when they emerge. Even on the hills earlier this year, it wasn't 'the midge' that was the issue, it was the clouds of crane flies erupting out the ground with every step. 


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 12:49


I might save you a bit of chocolate cake later - if there's any left....

I did take some cuttings from it, which have been distributed to various people - including one or two members here, so it will hopefully  'live long and prosper'  

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Posted: 23/08/2016 at 12:47

Oh chicky - can you send some. It's fifty shades of grey here - and not in a good way  

East side getting all the good stuff eh LP? Glad it's good for your break.

B'man - I've never seen a chough - although I may have and just not realised. 

Forgot to wish you Happy Anniversary obelixx. Congratulations. My sister has her fortieth in a week or two.

It reminds me of one of the Edinburgh Festival jokes just now (they're all good) by Mark Watson - 'I've been happily married for four years, out of a total of ten '.....

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 12:41


It's a beautiful pic. 

Help needed for pot bound Camellia

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 12:34

Patsy's soil is alkaline though Verd, not neutral, otherwise I'd have said the same  

Tomatoes not ripening

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 08:11

It's consistent temps that make a difference. Ventilation / good airflow  is vital. I also remove a lot of foliage as it's largely redundant once the fruits are set. We don't have regular temps in double figures even in summer so they're under cover, but even then it can be tricky to keep the balance. 


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 08:07

I love the black one 'Schwartzkopf', but there's no chance of growing them here except indoors for most of the year though.

I'd love to have some in the garden but I'd need to build a conservatory for them to live the other nine months of the year! 


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 08:04

Too many for me to choose. Nick Skelton certainly, and all the 'history making' and multi medals in all sorts of sports, but some of the failures, the really unexpected successes, and great sportsmanship made for marvellous viewing too. 

The runner who helped another girl who was actually quite badly injured, was really moving. They both received the de Coubertin medal. 


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 07:55

Morning all/afties Pat  

Damp here but I have cake to make later so no outside stuff anyway. Daughter wants a 'deconstructed' chocolate cake. Nice and easy - choc sponge and a bowl of whipped cream. She's easily pleased 

Don't think I'd be too happy with that Daisy, although round here we get it at the other end of the day when it's getting dark. Ours have been back at school for a week so it's a bit better now. 

My toms are just starting to ripen too chicky - wondering if it was worth it this year! I have one plant in the big kitchen window - had two from it so it's not much further on..

I'll have a quick look round now as work beckons. Have a good day all  

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