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Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 13:30

I would pinch the tops out, but if there is any heat in your greenhouse, they need to be somewhere colder. Take the propagator lids off, they will encourage mould.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 17:58

Thats useful, Dove. I may just use the wording as a statutory declaration.

Or I could just put a rocket up their ****

Just make sure the cup is the right sort. I read about a man who had been using his girlfriends "mooncup" for his mouthwash because his usual tumbler was missing. OOps.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 14:08

Oh, and I've bought a load of big fireworks for my Big Birthday party at the end of the month. Cats go into hiding now.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 14:06

Inside greenhouse last night with doors shut was 2 C. Heater plugged in now and checked, Thermostat on 6C.I have lifted Echeveria and removed cannas from tunnel. Double primroses in small pots have been ejected into tunnel. Still more dahlias to lift, but the frost has not touched the big cafe au lait, so I'm leaving it. I can't see it from the house, but single blooms still look good in a vase.

Bank will not certify anything for me. They don't do that apparently. I am going to send copies of all six of my passports , together with something from the tax man that includes my NI number and see if that satisfies them. Otherwise it's more expense with a solicitor.

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 13:03

The first one is a Roscoea, still flowering. The second one is a Nicotiana , you are right. This is Nicotiana sylvestris. They grow to about 5 ft and smell nice at night.

gallery of shame

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 12:58

I've got a sedum or two like that. I forgot to chelsea chop. I think there is one of those spotty laurel things next door to chop to make space for hellebores still in pots. A 12 x 8 greenhouse swallows quite a lot of overwintering stuff. The stuff that only wants a bit of protection is going in the mini polytunnel.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 08:14

Flat garage roof is all white, , with a touch of frost on the grass. I must move the Echeveria today and put the greenhouse heater on.

My pension company will not talk to me since I changed my name from my previous married surname back to my  maiden name. This took place 20 years ago.  They want a deed poll. I don't have one. Do you think if I got the bank (who did accept the change) to photocopy and certify all six of my passports(they accepted the change) that that would be acceptable.? I can't ask on the phone  because I spent an hour on the phone last time to get precisely nowhere. Amazing how quick these people are to take your money, but how awkward they get when you want it back.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 21:34

Ha, I can just see wonky in pink steel toe caps.

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 20:20

Its taken all year to bud and now I have to hide it in the greenhouse in case of frost.

gallery of shame

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 20:15

We may not be here in a couple of years, so no major expenditure allowed.  Money being saved for next garden

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