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Streptocarpus - Cape Primrose

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 13:41

I bought a streptocarpus (I always think this sounds like a throat infection) cape primrose last month and it has been flowering beautifully.  I notice that there are no more buds forming so am guessing that it has a rest period coming up. Is there anyone who has one of these and can advise me about its life cycle.


Average Spend in garden centre

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 19:57

How about getting a job in a garden centre first just to get the feel of it - part time on a Saturday perhaps if you already have a full time job..  One of our forum members posted recently that they had just got a job (managerial in think) in a garden centre and it was his 'dream job' as he loved gardening so much. 

new job

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 20:54

Congratulations on getting such a lovely job Dannyboy.  I wish you all the best.  I am sure your enthusiasm will filter through to the rest of your colleagues and on to your customers.

What's left for us to grow?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 22:23

What is the connection of your forum name Verdun?  I have noticed with the WW1 interest at the moment there was a big battle at Verdun.  Tick me off if I am being too nosy

What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 19:39

Oil of Olay used to be called Ulay and it smelt a lot nicer than now.

And yes Zoomer it is a blessing that I don't like the smell or taste of chocolate.  If I really have to eat chocolate (like being lost on a mountain with no food) I would eat plain or white chocolate.

What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 19:23

Although I bake my own bread I can't stand the smell of it.  And the same with strawberries as I love the taste but can't stand the smell....a bit odd.

And someone earlier mentioned WD40 which I like in small doses.

And I also don't like the smell of chocolate................

What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 09:55

Why does ground coffee smell nicer than it tastes...........


Posted: 08/11/2014 at 09:51

Don't know why I said ironing was a lazy day thing as I hate ironing.  Watching the film will be my reward for doing it though.  Got as far as putting the ironing board up ...............

Still raining hard and now darker than when I got up and having to put the lights on to see where I'm going.


Posted: 08/11/2014 at 09:00

I thought you were joking Lily Pilly about the sun as it has been raining all night and it is still raining now.  Walk cancelled with my friends so will have a lazy day ironing and planning to watch the Fred Astaire film this afternoon.  You are a busy lot doing your Christmas cooking - I am one of those who does it at the last minute.  Have a good lunch with your sisters LP.  

Hope the rain doesn't come your way Chicky to spoil the fireworks. 

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 21:06

Just checked and yes it is on daily with Christine floating around in a hot-air balloon.

Discussions started by Forester2

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Streptocarpus - Cape Primrose

What Now? 
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Christine Walkden Fans

New gardening programme 
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Eating Spider Plant - House Plant.

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Vegetable Seed Swop

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Flowers to Grow in Allotment

Ideas for which ones? 
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Pick Axe

Mending a pick axe. 
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Does Anyone Know What This Flower Is?

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Revived Rhubarb

Before and After. 
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Monty's garden 
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Alkanet seedling identification.

For Nutcutlet. 
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Self Seeded Tree

Unknown tree seeded in garden 
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Plat/Weed Identification Please.

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Identification please 
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Never Give Up

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