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Plant identification

Posted: 17/12/2013 at 19:43

If you get cuttings to root, you could try some outside in sheltered positions. I don't mind risking cuttings when I know I still have the parent as back up. Agave americana variegata is supposedly hardy to minus 5, but every one I have left out has turned to mush by March.


Posted: 17/12/2013 at 17:29

His plane gets in at 10.15. so its going to be getting on for midnight before we're back. I suspect we'll have a frost tonight.


Posted: 17/12/2013 at 17:03

I'm glad you survived Kef

I've got a wheelbarrow for the FYM. We have gates at the top of the garden and a hard standing where the FYM will be tipped. I'm just going to sheet it over with a tarpaulin until I need it.

 Today I have decked the fireplace with boughs of (variegated) holly.

 I've got  to fetch OH back from Birmingham airport later. I was going to go shopping today but resorted to bread and satsumas from the local shop.  I don't think I can face  Planet Tesco yet.


Posted: 17/12/2013 at 09:51

Kef, meadowhell, week before Xmas?

Nooooooo, don't do it. It'll take until New year for you to relax again.

sting nettle feed

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 23:14

It should be a good spring tonic for your brassicas


Posted: 16/12/2013 at 23:13

It might need doves unicycle to shift it


Posted: 16/12/2013 at 23:11

A tractor trailer load.


Posted: 16/12/2013 at 22:42

I've got a load of FYM  coming on wed morning. Not my christmas present, but it means I can start mulching part of veg plot.

Snowdrop bulbs

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 21:37

 Nick, Do you want them to flower spring 2014 or is this a long term project? How many do you want? How big an area do you want to cover?

Snowdrop bulbs

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 20:39

Bob, thats what I usually do. Every year I can guarantee I will stick a fork through a clump after it has died down. I shove a few back in that spot, and spread the others around the garden, just pushing them into empty spots. I don't let them dry out. From a few dozen that were here when I came, I've now got thousands.

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