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Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 13:17

Sweet peas have been bashed down by the rain. I may give them a severe haircut in the hopes of reviving them. Early planted gladioli are starting to flower. The eryngium have turned silver. The three biggest I have cut and hung upside down in the garage to dry.

Lets see pictures of your vases full.

Sweet peas have succumbed to powdery mildew again

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 18:06

More water while they are growing. Don't wait until they are dry.


Posted: 14/08/2015 at 21:06

Fingers crossed for Tuesday, Panda.

growing figs advice needed please

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 20:57

If its from seed its a new variety.

I've grown brown turkey. It in the greenhouse in a big pot but has rooted through the hole in the bottom. It has figs on. If i beat the animals.. blackbirds, snails and rodents, they are nice figs. It survives mass hack downs from time to time.  Ive tried to kill it several times but it always regrows.


Posted: 14/08/2015 at 17:45

I'm glad chicklet is in Halls on campus, best place for the first year until she finds  her feet.

Its rained  most of the day here. 

I'm with Morrisons

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 17:24

I buy organic milk. Yeo valley if I can get it. It used to be 10 p dearer than ordinary milk. Now the price of ordinary milk is a loss leader by the supermarkets, except its the farmer who makes the loss. You can't blame someone struggling on a low income for buying the cheapest.

Australia used to put all the  illegal migrants in detention camps offshore to process. We witnessed boat people landing on Christmas Island. The navy intercepted the boats, took them ashore, took the boats out and used them for target practice. More and more boats came. Then the government announced that they would never give a visa to anyone landing illegally. They all embarked from a safe country, usually Malaysia. They have to claim asylum in the first safe country, then apply for an entry permit under the usual immigration criteria. The boats stopped coming. The detention camp on Christmas Island is about to be closed. All the people in calais are in a safe country and could claim asylum there.

HELP!!!! Calla Lily Outgrowing Pot, Not Blooming and Droopy

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 17:10

If its in a plastic pot, repot it into fresh compost. You may need to cut the old plastic pot off. Use a pot a couple of inches bigger and mix a fertiliser like osmocote into the compost. I wouldn't disturb the root ball just add the new compost around  the sides. Then give it a good watering to settle the new compost. It sounds like it has exhausted the original compost and wants a good feed and water.

What is is?, what will it become?

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 13:26

Strelitzia leaves tend to come from the base of the plant on long stems. I think its a canna. Canna leaves  sort of wrap around the stem.


Posted: 14/08/2015 at 07:48

Hurray. It rained here overnight. The garden finally got watered. I wonder if the stockroom is wet or the sandbags did the job. Id better get dressed and go and find out. Have a good day folks.


Posted: 13/08/2015 at 20:26

No rain at all here. I had better go out and water plants.

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