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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.


Posted: 09/07/2014 at 13:15

Lightweight. My brother was 3 weeks late and weighed 13 1b 8 oz. My mum had him at home, and when the doctor came the next day, he said the baby looked like a three month old.He filled the carry cot end to end. He used to have all the breast milk mum could produce and a bottle as well. He's a strapping 6 ft 5 now.

Dream of your wish list

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 10:29

I thought you were more into mUnch, Verdun.   as in munching cake, donuts etc.


Posted: 09/07/2014 at 10:28

Mrs Garden, and Kef. I have PM'd you.

Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 10:19

Wherabouts in derbyshire, pansyface?

 Would you be interested in meeting up if we organise a trip to Dove cottage, Ashbourne?

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