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Nerine sarniensis

Posted: Today at 17:44

there's a feature in this month's GW about nerines and I think Philippa is right - apparently they thrive on a bit of neglect and if you give them too much lurve (ie food)  they repay you with lots of leaves and no flowers. Try leaving them in the same compost for a year. Also make sure you don't bury too deep - you need to have a bit of the bulb poking out of the soil. I have the more common Bowdenii  and get two flower stalks every year, never more. Having read the feature, I will be replanting them in their own pot  because they are currently in a pot with other plants (for different seasons) and apparently they don't like sharing!

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 22:42

Runnybeak t'was I that mentioned decongestants, and purely cos of the nickname! O  Verdun, what have you started?

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 15:38

can't quote Verdun but he's scarily accurate - I am indeed skinny and very very tall (especially when viewed in the company of dwarf perennials) Female. Mad curly hair - which is handy for dusting the ceiling. I always imagine Verd gazing wistfully out to sea, wearing a fisherman's jumper. I imagine Runnybeak to love gardening but be heavily reliant on hayfever tablets for most of the year. Artjak for some reason I imagine as a kind of Xena Eco-Warrior Princess and Nutcutlet can pickle a walnut from twenty paces


What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 15:19

oh I love Mapp and Lucia! "caro caro!"

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 17:04

I can't imagine what Dovefromabove looks like, but I imagine she is always accompanied by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer...

What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 17:00

Oh I'd forgotten Captain Corelli's Mandolin! that book really made me laugh out loud one minute and well up with tears the next. 

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 16:54


Yes Ginglygangly is indeed my moniker on here, rather than a charming sounding place! It was a nickname given to me by a fellow student (many) years ago at uni. I returned the favour by calling him "Stig". I suppose it is better than "Scragend" which is how I was lovingly referred to by some of my schoolfriends! I think if Ginglygangly were a place, it would be full of rather lanky, giggly people  and I fancy they might all be rather fond of playing the triangle

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 21:30

very windy in London first thing - pots all flew off the neighbours' windowsills upstairs and smashed on my patio. Streets are strewn with leaves. Quite windy all day, but very sunny and warm at times. Around 5pm, sky went black, howling gale started and the temperature has plummeted - really quite cold now

What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 21:54

M&M is by Mikail Bulgakov, by the way

What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 21:53

so many faves...Perfume by Patrick Suskind has to be up there, amazing how he evokes scent - forget the rubbish film version. The Master and Margherita is just brilliant - a satire on Stalinist Russia, supposedly, but fantastic. And then I just love Jane Austen, and have to choose Emma - such a flawed heroine, wonderful

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