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I can send you some Rosa glauca seeds, if you PM me your address.
Colocasia is Taro. The roots are eaten. Not the same as a banana plant.
Horse manure should be stacked,and covered with a tarpaulin or similar, and rotted before applying around plants. It should have no smell. Fresh manure will burn soft green shoots, although I believe the lumps, as it leaves the horse, are ok around rose bushes, as long as it doesn't touch the stem.
I had several seedlings from jacqueline postill, but every time I tried to lift one to pot on for a better position, it died.
Did I read recently that Children in need had 90 million quid in reserve? about 4 years fundraising? and that the financial managers got around a million last year for their services in managing it?
If anyone has any spare cash, this girl needs some urgently. Her parents want to send her to America for proton beam therapy. They are willing to sell their house, but I don't believe that should be necessary. The NHS will take eight weeks to think about it, which will be too late.
There is a link to a fund raising page.
I have cut mine down and lifted, even though only the tops were frosted. They then have to be kept dry in the crowns or they will rot.
If they are large you can prop them upside down so any sap drains out of the stalks. This can be in a garage or shed.
There was something on a monty don programme, where you liquidise gently moss with water and those water retaining granules (methylcellulose... same as wallpaper paste) Then you paint the slurry on to where you want it to grow, and keep in damp and in the shade.
The first time I saw a blue fairy wren in Western Australia, I thought I was seeing things. They look like our wren that has been dipped in fluorescent blue chalk.
dreaming of warmer climes
I've got some Salvia patens (dark blue). Can be grown as an annual, or overwinter the roots like a dahlia for a better show in year 2. PM me your address and I'll pop some in the post.