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Posted: 09/11/2014 at 22:23

Busy trying to make a photobook of holiday photos, so stuffed up dinner. We had roast potatoes as a starter, then chicken in cheese and bacon sauce as a main, then a passion fruit mousse courtesy of M&S.  Totally forgot to do veg.

I dont suppose the second glass of wine helped.


Camera Corner

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 22:17

 Tarsier spectrum in Tangkoko nature reserve, North Sulawesi.

Talkback: Planting bulbs and hiding bulbs

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 22:14

Most bulbs will produce seed after they flower. You sow the seed and grow on. It may take one to three years before they flower depending on the variety. They will not be identical to the parents usually.

If you want all the bulbs to be identical to the parent, bulbs increase slowly year on year. There are other methods such as scaling for lilies, slicing bulbs into quarters for daffs and other methods of micropropagation that the pros use.

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 15:18

Give it a good soak in water or spray hosepipe on as you throw it all back in the bin.

Normally you need amix of green and brown stuff, and it need to be kept at least damp. Dry stuff will not rot down very well. I normally pile it all in, then a month later turn it, thus mixing in more air, but if it is dry I wet it as well.

Shredding is good, but you can spread it out on the lawn and use a rotary mower on it to chop it smaller if you dont have a shredder.

What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 08:00

Fish and chips at the seaside. Reminds me of bus trips to skegness as a kid and having greasy fish and chips from the chip shop by the bus station, before getting on the bus back.


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 07:52

There's a bit of blue up there. Seems to be all calm here, as opposed to yesterday when it monsooned it down as he was test driving the car. At least we know how it handles in the wet.

Well this isnt getting the new trilliums  planted.

If anyone is going into lidl, they have some good amaryllis bulbs, with a flimsy pot and bag of compost, for 2.99 each.


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 07:01

Morning dove, have you got the coffee on?


To late to plant foxgloves?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 22:37

Aquilegias are good. Nice foliage to hide the allium stems.

To late to plant foxgloves?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 21:51

Still time to put plants in the ground as long as it isn't frozen.

Too late to sow seed to flower next year.


Posted: 08/11/2014 at 21:44

Having a bit of a breakdown session here. In the last month, the virgin box harddrive broke(replaced)

My video camcorder broke(not replaced)

His work laptop hard drive died, unable to fix for a week, so he bought a new additional one for work and then old one repaired.

Alternator on his car died, day before long run to  Southampton, so new alternator installed, but today decided new car needed, so he bought a newish car.(old vectra 12 year old, new volvo 10 month old)

I hope thats it for this month.

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