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Posted: 21/02/2016 at 22:30

Good evening Pat. 

I think we're having sushi tonight. The lobster sushi with champagne sauce we had the other night was delish. I may also have trained the barman on how to make a Singapore Sling.


Posted: 21/02/2016 at 18:55

I hope you checked on my polytunnel while you were there, Chicky. I wonder if it's in the right garden or its blown away.

Mail Order - Perennials

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 18:53

I'm with fairygirl. Good advert lad.

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 15:58

Use any side shoots that you cut off as cuttings. They root quickly in gritty compost.

Five cuttings around a six inch pot, tops pinched twice as they grow, will give an instant filler for a space come June, and will flower until the frosts.

Best and worst seed and potting compost

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 15:44

There is two sorts of levingtons. The stuff packaged for gardeners contains recycled rubbish and is made by one firm, and is sold in garden centres.

The other stuff is packaged for nurseries, comes by the pallet load, and  is fine peat based. If you can get it, its called Levington Pro . I use the levington pro M3  for potting on and tomatoes in buckets. I add some perlite to it to weaken it for seeds, although they do make a seed compost.

Erysimum Apricot Twist/Wallflowers

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 15:34

I had this one year. It flowered from when I bought it in March until October. I never found a non flowering shoot to take a cutting from. Basically it flowered itself to death as it died over winter. I still thought it worth the cost.


Posted: 20/02/2016 at 19:00

Not to mention sleepwalking, sleepeating, and hallucinations.Hostafan, have you tried the imagining walking around the perfect fantasy garden?

Sometimes I change it to lying on a beach somewhere tropical. You close your eyes and listen to the waves. As they come up the beach gently, you breathe in, as they ebb, you breathe out. Feel the sun on your face, concentrate on the waves. Let all other thoughts go. The sea comes up the beach, it goes out again.

Give it a try. Also make sure there are no electronic devices that emit light in the bedroom. The blue light they emit can hinder sleep.


Posted: 20/02/2016 at 02:01

All the z drugs, ie zopiclone, zimovane , zolpidem,zaleplon, should only be used for a maximum of 14days without a break. However they do seem to be used continuously, and doctors prescribe them for long periods. Bizarre side effects are exacerbated by mixing with alcohol.

Hodsock Priory

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 01:54

That bank of hellebores has grown quite a bit in the two years since our forum visit.

Salvia "Amistad"

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 19:24

I thought I had lost it last year, but it came up frum the base, very late flowering though, compared to rooted cuttings overwintered in  the greenhouse

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