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Posted: 10/07/2014 at 20:03

Hampton court palace flower show on Beeb

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:57

Glad it came out pink and not yellow, Kef

Lidl bulbs and plants

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:43

Parker bulb catalogue arrived today. Garden porn to peruse in the hanging tent thingy beneath the oak. now what bulbs do I want for next year.?


Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:39

SGL. I think you have made the right choice. I work at a number of different places, but I choose the places I return to.  Many times, other members of staff have moaned how unhappy they are there. My answer is always,  "Find a different job."


Today the hawthorn hedge got cut by OH.  It spans a number of gardens. The helper for the old man in the bungalow thanked us. The one with the house cat that wants to be a free tiger thanked us with a box of Roses Choccies. Funny thing is, its our hedge, and OH only did our side and the top. Seems a bit churlish to say OH cant have them because he's allergic to brazil nuts, and I prefer dark chocolates.

 I finally got the clayey patch planted. A few less plants in the nursery area to water.

what is the triffid?

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 20:34

Looks like an actinidia (  kiwi ) plant. You need a male and a female  plant in close proximity to get fruit.


Posted: 09/07/2014 at 18:27

Clari, how long have you worked there? are they doing last in first out?

If you have been there less than a year, then I would go for sexual discrimination. Three men kept on, one female not. .. unless you were last in... in which case they are just cowards for not doing it the proper way.

I just foliar fed my plants first time.But..

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 18:17

Gaseous exchange through stomata on the underside of leaves.

ionic absoprtion  of elements through root hair epidermis.

leaf epidermis generally cutinized to shed water.

 I still believe that mineral soultion poured on to a leaf, roll off into the soil, where they are absorbed through root hairs.

Vexxum a rose fertiliser will give you a better result. You want to feed for flowers, although it is usually done earlier on in the season.  The other plants you can feed once a month. the money plant is only slow growing so wont need a lot of feed.  I've not seen a money plant (crassula ) flower in this country, although I have seen them flowering in Perth,Australia, where they grow to about 6 ft tall, but they have no frosts.

Not sure what a lichi is (Lychee?)


Posted: 09/07/2014 at 15:02

Verdun, I've picked six and a half pounds of blackcurrants. Jam jars in dishwasher. Only another bush to go.

Onions are swelling nicely.


Posted: 09/07/2014 at 14:59

No Beckie, he was the fourth and last.  Mum had to have an operation on her insides after to put it all back in the right place.!! She always says that having four kids is what ruined her figure.

I just foliar fed my plants first time.But..

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 14:57

I always feed and water  to the roots.  The roots take up water and  nutrients, which are transported in xylem and phloem to the leaves. In the leaves photosynthesis takes place. No one has ever been able to explain to me by what mechanism a leaf can absorb nutrients sprayed on to it, since most leaves have a waxy layer to shed water, and openings on the underside to allow carbon dioxide in and oxygen out. Wetting the leaves  is more likely to induce rots and moulds in my opinion.

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