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Container drainage

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 19:00

Think it also depends what's in the pot - as Jim says. If it's something that's going to live there for a while I'd probably treat it differently to something annual. Size of the pot is a factor too of course.

obelixx - were those bottles all from one session? 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 18:57

Well you're almost there then!

I generalised obviously 

Of course - the big Wagnerian wimmin with the Viking helmets and pigtails are another matter entirely....

The Ring - is not my thing! 

PS - I've PMd you Tracey

Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 18:52

You see - that's all you have to do Tracey! It's the emotion of it. You don't have to know the story. It's usually a bit  like Shakespeare though - boy meets girl, boy goes off with someone else, boys dress as girls and vice versa, some stuff happens and someone dies .

Then the fat lady sings.

That's opera folks  

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 18:49

Senior moment right enough .I was thinking of Pittosporum not Physocarpus. 

I've steered away from Pittosporum  because of the  hardiness issue although I love the look of many of them. I can't be doing with stuff I have to mollycoddle too much! 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 18:36

Did you mean the Callas version of 'la mamma morta' they use in the film Philadelphia, Tracey?

It's a stonking piece of work. The definitive version. 

Mr Hanks earned his Oscar right there in those  few minutes. You'd need to have a heart of stone not to moved by that piece, even if you don't know what she's singing about. 


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 18:29

whiteheather- we have had a lot of issues recently due to a WUM who was posting as other people and generally causing some serious trouble for many of the nice people here. We are naturally being a little over cautious at the moment - especially of anyone who doesn't post regularly- as it has been very unpleasant. 

I hope you can understand the problem. Hundreds of us use this forum as an enjoyable way of sharing help and advice, and having a laugh now and again as well  

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 18:19

Depends on how and where the mirrors are sited I think. Big ones would be an issue but I've used them before without any problem. I've had more problems with birds flying into the windows, including an owl which left it's imprint on my daughter's smallish bedroom window 

More Plant I-D's please.

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 17:46

13 looks like a Eucomis and the variegated plant with the laurel (19) is a Phormium-  possibly Cream Delight. That gets to a decent size :

That pic was taken in summer. By autumn it had filled that pot completely. 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 17:34
star gaze lily wrote (see)


I like anything and everything except opera sorry 


It's ok lily -  I won't hold it against you  



Posted: 23/02/2014 at 17:33

Great buy Tracey! The prostrate Gaultheria is a cracking little plant. I bought three last autumn.

I only have 2 Hellebores as well - is there a minimum requirement for membership?  

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