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Posted: 23/10/2013 at 20:58

Verdun, you didn't pick up your godfather truffle. If you're teetotal, theres a caramel cheescake left that might suit you better.


Posted: 23/10/2013 at 20:57

My angelica gigas have green leaves.  The parent did have the red/purple head.

I sowed  ripe seed sAugust 2012, overwintered in cold mini poly greenhouse, planted out in may. they have made big plants this year.  I expect them to flower next.



Posted: 23/10/2013 at 18:42

Matty, If you want some advice, you can mention it on here, or if you want to throw it to a wider audience, start a new thread.

Always remember that opinions given are just that, opinions.  There may be dissent amongst the ranks. What works for one person, may not necessarily work for another. We all have different gardens, all our own bit of paradise, and often very different.

Green Houses

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 18:36

What plants have you got with this fungal disease, diddy?

I've just sack barrowed 2 big agaves in to the greenhouse. As the pots are still soaking wet, I cant lift them up on to the bench, I will wait for them to dry out a bit. I keep them quite dry over winter. I have electric fan heater so air circulates quite well. When I had a paraffin heater in the old greenhouse, the condensation was terrible, and encouraged funal disease.

 I pick up as many of the old vine leaves as possible, and try and keep it clean.


Posted: 23/10/2013 at 18:16

Hello, Matty. I raised some angelica gigas from seed this year. I put three in partial shade, they are growing well,and two in full sun, where one got eaten by slugs.

Next year will tell us the right answer I suppose.

Punkdoc, Brumbull seems to want his own threads now. I'm carrying on with this one. As you said, one makes more sense, and that was agreed at the start, when Verdun suggested it. Most people agreed with it, and at the time no one dissented.


Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 16:36

Ha, One of my dads cousins (he had a lot) still tells the tale of when my dad ate his Grandads Prize Goosegog, that he was saving for the show.....

He still likes gooseberries. But he prefers it that I grow them and pick them, and he eats them. (raw, and often dipped in a bowl of sugar)


Posted: 23/10/2013 at 16:21

It looks like a dog or cat has been spraying it, and that is why the lower leaves are turning brown and dying.

My orchid has finished flowering

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 16:17

She Who Must Be Obeyed.

Buddleia - Flower Power

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 16:15

If they strike, you have new plants, If they don't all you have wasted is a bit of compost and some space.  Chances are, with buddlejas, if you leave them until spring when they start growing, you will have more than you need, and be giving them away.

Fallen Apples - Dig In or Compost ?

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 16:10

Stick them in the compost heap ,mixed up with other stuff.. Chopping it up will speed decomposition.

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