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Lemon tree

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 21:00

To get blossom, prune any lanky growths back to four inches or so. If you have flowers, pollinate using a small paintbrush, pretending to be a bee.

 A dose of citrus feed in the spring may be useful.


Posted: 03/12/2014 at 20:50

I've still got plum and apple mincemeat from Staceys recipe last year. It had loads of brandy in, stored ok. It makes a good bread and butter pudding with brioche from Lidl, very festive. I think there's another eight jars in the cupboard.

Was it Jamie Oliver who had a recipe for mincemeat vodka?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 20:42

I have a quick look but not posting much.  I seem to be running around like a headless chicken, juggling some work,with lots of motorway, hospital , and making sure mums all right. Tonight I left my mobile at work,so tomorrow i have to do shopping, pick up mobile, go to mums, stock up her freezer, go to hospital, etc etc. As each visit means I strip completely and have all clean clothes,(trying to reduce infection risk after last weeks palava) and no time to sort washing, the dirty washing mountain is building up.  Dad pulled out a drip today, and wont wear the oxygen mask,so a nasal cannula is being used for oxygen.  He wants to come home,the hospital says when he drinks and eats, and still he wont.Although he is getting weaker by the day. He will be lucky to see his 85th Birthday next week, although I think that is his final goal.

Nothing happening in the garden,I still have two ton of oak leaves to rake up. Four weeks since I got back from holiday. It seems like a lifetime ago.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 22:16

Thinking of you, Stacey.  Get well soon.

my deleting ?

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 06:12

I found the wrong things deleted so I leave them now.


Posted: 01/12/2014 at 06:10

Good Morning Dove. More coffee?

runner beans hestia

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 06:08

Runner bean,  Hestia are a dwarf variety. Too close to the ground for me. The slugs get low down beans, I dont grow dwarf french for the same reason. I use a tent shape frame of bamboo poles and have the runners and french beans up high.


Posted: 01/12/2014 at 06:03

Gardengirl , I have replied to your PM.


Posted: 01/12/2014 at 06:01

Just me,punkdoc. I cant sleep too.Time to get up soon and go to work.

At least the snow seems to have not materialised.


Daffodil bulbs

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 19:50

i've got flower buds on some.

Morrisons  were selling British daffs last week.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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