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Posted: 28/09/2014 at 21:06

 OH was on a committee when Trent Polytechnic became a University. They had to find a new name that was not Nottingham University which was already taken. One of the serious suggestions was   City University Nottingham Trent.... until OH fell about on the floor laughing.  It took a while for the penny to drop. Then the suggestion was dropped and it became Trent University,Nottingham.

Harvesting seeds

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:56

On a dry day, after the morning dew has gone. eg late afternoon.

banana has produced seed pod what now

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:12

You may find it will send up a new shoot from the  rootstock.

Planting Allium Bulbs

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:07

Plant alliums deep especially the big purple pom pom types, like globemaster, or they split and form lots of little bulbs after the first year, and they don't flower as well.

should i just give up or buy a new fork!?

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:00

Get a spear and jackson neverbend rootbreaker.

http://www.toolandfix.com/spear-and-jackson-2422nb-neverbend-root-breaker-100mm-wide-tubular-steel-shaft.html?gclid=CMeOs_jLhMECFVDItAod5woAtA

I broke a fork last year trying to dig up jap anemones in clay.

This does the job.

propogation

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 18:12

Yes, As long as each split has a growing point or shoot. best done in spring when they start to grow.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 17:50

I need your address, Victoria. PM me. I am posting tomorrow.

Composting shredded stuff

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 15:53

Mix in lots of grass cuttings, Use a builders bag if you can get one and havn't got a spare compost bin. If not heap it up , wet it and put a tarpaulin or even old compost sacks over it.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 15:51

Last call for my list.

my seed list. all out of my garden.

Aquilegias, mainly doubles or barlow type.

raspberry ripple(red and white many layers)

nora barlow, red barlow, black barlow, lilac pom pom.

Mirabilis jalapa

Paeonia mlokosewitchsii blushing molly

Thalictrum black stockings

Thalictrum aquilegifolium

Thalictrum sphaerostachyum

Francoa sonchifolia

Salvia patens deep blue

Angelica gigas but green flowered not red, might be mislabelled.

Tall cosmos. deep pink flowered.

Pale pink astrantia

Mullein  biennial verbascum bananas and custard.

Anybody wanting any, please PM me your address, and what you want.

 

 Lyn, foolio, keep it live, fishy65, I am sending yours out this week. Sorry about the delay.

Can you identify this for me please?

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 15:43

Potato seed pods are round are look like tomatoes. (same family but poisonous)

They look like tubers that havn't had the time to swell very much.

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