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Chasmanthe Query

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 08:48

I bought some but they never flowered. Has anyone got them to flower?


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 08:44

 I really want to be David Attenborough. I'm really jealous of the places he's been. Although my wimpy side tends to add in caution. When we were in Papua New guinea, I don't think I could have done the walking up to cannibals, sticking out a hand to shake and introduce myself. Instead we did the wimpy option of talking to the local Anglican bishop, next to a missionary school, on a beach. The kids were daring each other to pull out one of my hairs to see if it was real. They don't get many blondes with waist length hair. After the third one went, I said we had to move or I would have been scalped. When we were diving, we often had boys in dug out canoes watching us.

Now you've made me want to watch the video again.


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 07:25

Good morning everyone. It looks like everyone's alarm clock went off at the same time.

Clearing a garden

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 07:23

Showery weather is ideal for starting a lawn.


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 07:21

Good morning,dove.

I need coffee......

Today, I have to wait for the practice nurse to ring me to confirm what jabs I need, and then make an appointment to have them. This is because the receptionist doesn't think they do hep a (they did last time), and has no idea of geography outside the east Midlands. Good job I am forward planning and not going next week.

turning air into soluble nitrate to feed garden??

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 07:05

A bit like last year's oxygenating shower head for watering plants.    

Anyone able to ID this plant for me, please.

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 20:22

I think it's an eating chicory. The  flowering chicory I have has leaves very much like a dandelion, especially as the first year rosette. I have a chicory similar to that out of assorted winter salad leaves.


Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:56

Early to bed , dove?  

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 13:38

I've taken side shoots off and they root quite quickly. I had to cut plants down in March, by May I had extra plants to put out from all the side shoots.


Posted: 19/08/2014 at 22:08

I suspect I'll get a funny look in the cake shop tomorrow....

That'll be six caramel donuts and four almond macaroons please.

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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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