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Posted: 07/09/2015 at 16:46

The first one is a dendrobium orchid. Water it once a week and let all water drain through. Semi shaded position is best. The occasional feed with orchid feed will help.


Posted: 07/09/2015 at 08:40

Clarington..... Dettol wipes.

Whenever I get called in to work to cover someone who is sick, the loo and handbasin gets a good bleaching, then door handles, phones, keyboards and pens get wiped over with dettol wipes. The staff think I'm OCD but its just self preservation. If I go out shopping, the first thing I do when I get home is wash my hands.

I managed to avoid the last flu epidemic, when all around me were going down like flies.

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 08:33

Happy Birthday, Verdun.


Posted: 06/09/2015 at 11:28

Today 2pm BBC2

Natural world.. Heligan. Secrets of the lost garden.


Posted: 06/09/2015 at 09:30

First lot of washing on.

Sunny here, I may get the foxgloves in now that I can get a fork in the soil.

It looks like harvest festival. Onions, beans, tomatoes, lots of victoria plums, the first of the apples, and I think the first of the sweetcorn are ready.


Talkback: 10 cosmos to grow

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 08:58

Mr Fothergills catalogue arrived this week. They have most of those varieties and more. Next year is apparently year of the Cosmos.

I usually grow sensation, but this year I have also liked cupcakes from thompson and morgan.



Posted: 06/09/2015 at 08:23

We had a major fight over the duvet last night. I ended up getting the spare off the spare bed. Maybe the scandinavians are on to something. The house seemed cold when we got back, so the heating has gone on. 

Well done ,panda. I think working with nice people is always better.

As we were driving back from Stansted last night, there was a nasty accident where we left the A1 for Oakham. A car was on its roof on the Southbound carriageway. Paramedic was there, and then as we drove towards Oakham, two police, a fire engine, then an ambulance came screaming past us.   It made me shudder. A lot of people will have had their weekend ruined, everything was at a standstill.

I hope all forkers are safe. There seems to be little good news about at the moment.



Posted: 04/09/2015 at 20:04

Brukale has now been renamed as flower sprouts.... a registered brand name. I wish they would stop changing the names of things.


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 19:45

Also Johnson's and DT Brown have it.


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 19:42

In the uk it is marketed under the brandname of tenderstem. In USA it is marketed as a brandname of broccolini.  Mr Fothergills sells seeds under the name  Broccoli tenderstem F1 green inspiration. I hope that helps.

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