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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Kaffir Lime

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 13:05

Have you put the central heaing on?

I had a lemon tree grown from a pip when I was a kid, and I brought it in for the winter. It responded by dropping all its leaves. They grew back in the spring when I put it outside again. My mum has one now that goes into a conservatory with a frost stat on, thats usually ok.

 I think kaffir lime need it a bit warmer than lemons, higher humidity. Perhaps the bathroom windowsill?


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 10:35

Theres bits of blue sky showing here. No wind. If it dries up a bit more, I'm going to test out my new ladders and pick the rest of the James Grieve apples.

Last night we ordered tickets for Cirque du soleil in Nottingham.  Good seats, expensive, but saves a fortune in not having to go to london, pay hotel costs, parking costs, fight the parking fine after I've paid for parking, and all the attendant london aggro. Being a simple country cousin, the big smoke drives me crackers these days.

 Have a good day everyone.

campanula white bell flower

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 10:24

I had the blue one but didn't save seed off it this year.

You can easily get seed from chiltern, using the link above. I use them a lot. They have a lot of unusual seed as well.


Posted: 14/10/2013 at 21:31

Oh dove, I should say that when I asked for a quote, it was 450

I sent the big hairy man in with it and the cost magically reduced.


Posted: 14/10/2013 at 20:54

Dove, common problem. My astra roof  wouldn't retract, and the alarm kept bonging. £250 later.... the wires in the boot are in the wrong place and break within the wiring loom.


Posted: 14/10/2013 at 20:44

If you click on your avatars it brings up a menu. Then you go to  My posts. If you want to ask New questions try  New thread.


Posted: 14/10/2013 at 18:30

OOOh I'm all excited. My new tripod ladders have arrived. Now if it stops raining, I can pick all those apples that were out of reach..

campanula white bell flower

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 16:41

When  the flower dies, they will usually form a seed pod. When it turns brown, collect the seed, keep in a paper bag over winter and sow in spring.

Movember- Any gardeners taking part

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 16:39

I hope I won't be joining. I keep on plucking them out.

Old sick apple tree?

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 14:11

Start by cutting out any branches that cross each other or rub against each other. Also any heading for the centre of the tree. the aim is to have an open goblet shape.

 Go slowly, don't be too drastic at first as the tree just then tries to replace  all the wood you have cut out.  Prune at any time between now and end of February.

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