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Lucifer Plants

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 18:17

Lucifer tends to make chains of the newest years corm on top of last years, which is on top of the previous years etc. Only the youngest corm will flower next year, the rest of the chain can be discarded. Rejuvenate the soil with  a general fertiliser or blood, fish, and bone , before replanting.


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 19:15

Might go to Heligan if dry and Eden Project if wet.


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 18:49

Excellent weather today in the south west. I dropped off the top tier to diving friends in Hayle, then went to Trebah. Not many people there and gorgeous weather. Last night we had fish and chips at the rum and crab shack in St Ives. It took longer than usual to get here as an accident on M1 meant they shut it at our junction, and main roads around were gridlocked for fifty miles radius. It took two hours to do the 50minute run to Birmingham..

Tomorrow we go to st austell unless Verdun would like some chocolate cake.

what is this??

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 05:16

Houttuynia cordata chameleon. Sometimes it will revert to a plain green form. The leaves smell of bitter oranges if you crush them.

Weed Killer

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 05:12

Winter is a good time for forking out the perennial weed roots. Treat any regrowth in Spring  with weedkiller when it starts to grow again.


Posted: 11/10/2015 at 20:19

Good luck this week , Panda

What is '1 tuber'?

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 16:19

Tubers of what?


Posted: 11/10/2015 at 15:34

The flowers in the ceremony bit. Some are the table decorations  just parked in the windows. I stripped the garden.

 Cake anyone.? lemon sponge, plain sponge, chocolate cake or fruit cake?



Posted: 11/10/2015 at 15:13

Heading for st Ives. I need a pasty, fish and chips and ice cream, not necessarily in that order.

Is this really cruel?

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 15:07

Twas not me in the pie. 

I'm a bit worried about the fairycakes.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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has anyone achieved this? 
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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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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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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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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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