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Hester Scott

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Posted: 23/08/2014 at 09:15

Thank you Topbird and Dove.


Posted: 23/08/2014 at 09:13

Real stingy person, moi.  I don't buy special compost, just ordinary stuff of my own.  Putting in a few small pieces of wood cinders from the stove will keep the soil sweet.  Ordinary pots with a saucer under is what I use, but of course if they are for presents you have to be on the safe side.  The bulbs really have enough energy already in them so don't really need feeding but if they are to go in the garden afterwards I do feed before they are finished. 


Posted: 22/08/2014 at 23:15

I put weed killer on weeds some weeks ago, now pretty dead.  I'm planning on strimming off first.  Am I right to put this stuff on the compost heap?

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 22:36

No, no,  runny beak.  Was just so transported backwards and dazed with all the edible chemicals consumed, serviiettes were all that came to hand.

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Posted: 22/08/2014 at 20:18

Runny beak.  what's a doggy bag?  Just wrap them up in a serviette.


Posted: 22/08/2014 at 20:04

Fraid I' m usually late.  (What's new). Would love to have them for Christmas.  Incidentally the blue ones smell a bit to strongly and not too pleasantly when they are going over.

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Posted: 22/08/2014 at 18:52

A great man about town friend of mine admitted that in his childhood a favourite pudding in his house was a Tunnocks marshmallow jobbie with thick Bird's custard poured over!  Can I bring that?


Posted: 22/08/2014 at 14:36

You can put the ones that have flowered in the house this winter in the ground outside, and they will keep flowering for years.  No need to throw them out in other words.

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Posted: 22/08/2014 at 00:02

Next to the Vesta curries on the shelf were packets of spaghetti Bolognaise.  inside the box three sachets,  little lengths of pasta,  pink gritty stuff, and a little thing of Parmesan smelling of sick.  Oh, the sophistication of it!!

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Posted: 21/08/2014 at 23:50

Orchid lady.  I think you were right originally about the light thing. It would say on the packet of seed if the seed should be on the compost, and seed as variable re their needs for light

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Talkback: Garden pests

For the first time ever I'm considering giving up my allotment, as I have never had a year like it. I must have sown or transplanted peas a... 
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