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Posted: 18/12/2015 at 11:09

We made rockbuns at school. Even the dog wouldn't eat them. Maybe I cooked them a bit too long. 

I'm probably better in the garden than the kitchen.

Are we not getting Santa smilies this year?


What's in your bag?

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 10:59

There is also the problem that it is not sterilised. Lasy year the forum had a lot of queries over random seedlings that were coming up out of compost. We are told that commercial composting gets hot enough to kill seeds and bindweed roots etc, but this appears to not be true. If I have spent four quid or so on a few seeds, thats what I want as seedlings, not thistles and bindweed.

What is a wisteria side shoot?

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 21:51

Cut off all the fine whippy bits, back to a framework of the thick shoots. Leave two or three buds, they will flower.


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 18:47

I have a narcissus in bud. Also a pot of iris has a flowering ragged robin in it. I don't know where that came from, a prezzy from the birds I suppose. The garrya is flowering away, I knocked it while I was going to the bins, clouds of yellow pollen. Hellebores are well advancedand will soon be in flower. Apart from the short days, you would think it April. We have a big group of assorted blue and long tailed tits that have been entertaining us today, dangling off the fat blocks.

Why is it when ordinary people get the sack for incompetence, they get sod all, but football managers and bankers get millions?



Posted: 17/12/2015 at 11:16

Well, I put a pot of coffee on and tidied up for the kitchen firm man. The pot wasn't under the spout properly so it went anywhere but in the jug, and made a right mess.  Kitchen man then spent an hour doing that tooth sucking thing and then telling me why they cant fit tall cupboards, and even short cupboards are going to cost an arm and a leg. But their fitting service is half the price of B and Q. Yes, the kitchen is looking tired. Its been in 25years. Thats why I'm having a new one. Duurgh.

I'm coming around to the same conclusions as my friend. No kitchen, no storage space, how many years of ready meals from M&S will that cover.

What's in your bag?

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 10:58

I will stop buying peat fo use in the garden when the Irish stop burning 94%of what they dig out, in power stations.


Posted: 16/12/2015 at 16:50

Steam stripper, hire one if you cant borrow one. It kind of melts it and you can peel it off in huge pieces. Works really well on painted anaglypta and woodchip.

What's in your bag?

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 16:39

The worst thing I found was a 6inch stainless steel nail. I ended up seiving a bag, and got half a bag of useable compost, and half a bag of wood chips and bits of plastic, and the odd bit of glass. No wonder bags now have the warning to wear gloves. 

I now buy Levington pro M3 which is meant for the nursery trade, and is peat based.

Can you identify this?

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 04:13

It looks like a dracaena. It may be in too dry as atmosphere. Is it near a radiator?  You can increase humidity by giving it a spray of rain water or distilled water.It could probably do with a bit of feed such as baby bio for indoor plants too, although it shouldn't need much in Winter.


Posted: 14/12/2015 at 14:19

Best wishes to the punkdoc family.

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