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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 21:24

I wished they showed more of the flyball and obedience etc on crufts.

Kef, I think your pooter is slow because us oop north have electrickery and t,interweb and its slower than that they have down south. I'm supposed to have the fastest interweb. Not when the kids get home from school though.

I asked the Virgin man if he could speed it up, and he says its coming. So is Christmas. I bet Christmas gets here first.

Ever been had ??

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 21:04

I think that all of mine are G. Elwesii. They seem to be quite tall. I find they increase rapidly, as do the snowflakes that follow them.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 18:54

Bought a young Brugmansia  sanguinea and potted it on.

Chopped down some buddlejas and filled a wheely bin.

Saw a butterfly fluttering through the garden, reddish ,I didn't get close enough to be certain.

Iris blue harmony and some early tulips are out in pots.

It felt definitely spring like today.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 22:01

Interesting bit about pelargoniums growing on the beach in South Africa. I have never been to South Africa, but  I bought some seeds back that I took off of a plant on the beach in Western Australia. We called it "peppermint beach" not because it smelt of peppermint, but that was the beach I took it off.   Happy days.

I spent some time on the phone to my electrickery supplier tonight. I had a new meter fitted last year. When it first got read before Christmas,they mixed around the night and day units.  I read it and of course the figures dont match. I know that I use much more in the day than at night, but they mixed them up. I think its sorted now. Also I've been overpaying. Cue a refund and  a reduction in the direct debit.

Yes I should have picked it up sooner, but last year was a bit of a nightmare with his mum and my dad dying in the same year.  Checking meter readings was the last thing on my mind.

I went to mums today and she was not in.  Hmm. New shoes out of box so she had gone out. I tracked her down to a local hostelry, with her two remaining sisters and two of my cousins. We joined them for lunch as it was Aunty Shirleys 80th Birthday, and she wanted to go out for lunch for her Birthday. She doesn't know that there is a surprise party planned for Sunday in another local hostelry.

Lily Beetle

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 10:35

I give mine one spray with provado ultimate bug killer, when I spot the first beetle. That lasts for six weeks, and then I leave them.  Squash all red beetles.

The bug killer will have worn off by the time they flower.

Need help germinating some old bulbs w/ pic

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 15:53

I think theyve already gone to join her. Bulbs dont germinate, thats for seeds. If they dont grow each year, they're dead.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 06:09

Morning beckie. I'm still in bed. OH woke me up when he went to Portsmouth at  silly o clock.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 19:20

Best buckets for toms  are the florists buckets. Morrisons sell them off in packs, work out about 10p each. You have to drill a few holes in yourself.

I planted 84 Salvia patens seeds in a plug tray today. A couple of last years plants are already sprouting. They will flower first, then this years afterwards.

plants

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 16:55

What type of roscoea?

. I managed to germinate some R. Cautleyoides from the Kew beauty plants I have. I planted the seed as soon as the pods split. They died down last year, and I am waiting to see if they reappear in May.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 14:29

Forum was down for me until after lunch.

My garrya is about 3m tall, 20 year old, and responds well to random hacking.  It is currently covered in long tassels.

Cold wind here. I have picked some hellebore flowers to float in water. Sweet peas are germinating. The mouse trap killed a wood mouse in the greenhouse.

One of the neighbours had cowboys in, trimming the oak. Words were said. He said he had permission. A phone call to council had a result of an emergency visit from their tree people, who have spelt it out to him, including the size of the fine he can expect.  At this he backtracked, saying the scaffolding was for cutting the hedge. Liar, liar, pants on fire. I think he has got the message, though the scaffolding is still up. We have taken photos. He has only removed twigs that a  lopper can cut, and provided no rot sets in, they will soon regrow.  Moral of this story. If you dont like having a 150 year old oaktree in the back garden, dont buy the house. The preservation order is on the deeds.

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how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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