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Posted: 22/12/2012 at 17:31

Throughly enjoyed the final episodes of The Killing- didn't see the ending coming at all, but ties in with that will be last of Sarah Lund. Brilliant series.  Borgen will be back  on in January so that will fill the void.

The dancing marathon is about to start, have a good evening everyone

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Posted: 22/12/2012 at 13:03

Afternoon all, looking forward to the all night dancing tonight.

Lunch was 2 duck eggs poached, I'm now extremely full. Will be going back to bed to watch the last two episdoes of The Killing and general lazing about.

TV in bedroom was from Freecyle recently , got a sky box from there as well I am a convert, I love shoping when it cost nothing.

Geoff- glad you watched Headhunters, yes extremley close to the book.

I'm thinking of going to see Life of Pi in the next week. Not read the book though

 

 

 

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Posted: 22/12/2012 at 12:09

Hi Gardengirl- got your honesty seeds todayThanks very much. Looking forward to  sowing them

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Posted: 21/12/2012 at 21:13

Evening all, I've broken up today for the holidays, feels great,

My good wishes to everyone

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Posted: 21/12/2012 at 20:59

Gardengirl I would be interested in the white Hebe cuttings, I'll dig the "false sunflowers" up and send you them in the new year

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Posted: 21/12/2012 at 20:45

Hi nututlet, What I will do if alright with you, is to dig a bit of the plant up, cut off a lot the foilage and send it to you with a good root system attached? It's a tough one so I'm sure it will be alright. The main reason why I have allowed it to stay is the amount of insects that I see on it Give me your details and I will post them  to you in the New Year

 

 

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Posted: 21/12/2012 at 18:34

Nutcutlet, I am amazed and pleased that there really is a plant that is refered to as  the "false sunflower", that is just it's nickname here. Had a quick google of Inulas and it does look very similar, I've never heard of them but you might be right.

Gardengirl and Sam re taking cuttings of the false sunflower, I'm sure it's possible and they would do well. The plant has very strong tuberous roots so I'm pretty confident that if you planted a tuber it would grow. I dug up a separate patch to the one that you've seen in the Summer and there is still some left and growing.

Don't know much about Hebes, the white looks very pretty. Are they large growing shrubs and do they attract pollinating insects?  I love white/pale flowers in the garden

The white campion looks stunning but are the seeds from this plant going to grow true to the original or will they revert to the red (pink) type?

Lyn- thanks so much for the pulmonaria it's outside in a pot and will divide and plant out in my woodland area in the Spring.

pesky pests

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 17:19

Sorry to hear about the demise of the citrus shrub. Dr Hessayen "Expert" series does give some really good advice about how to deal with it......... including insecticide but just can't find the book at the moment

If I remember right I think red spider mite are a symptom of dry/hot  conditions, I would remove any webs or signs of it with a damp cotton bud and mist the plant regularly

Found it... his advice

"Daily misting will help prevent attack; spray with derris, malathion or systemic insecticide as soon as the first signs are seen" Hope that helps a little

Still disappointed

Posted: 19/12/2012 at 22:25

Thanks to all replies

I do think changing the pagination ( new word to me) would really make the site a lot more user friendly and make the whole forum more dynamic and informative.It would mean that you could link earlier questions/answers to current ones.

Thanks Daniel

 

 



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Posted: 19/12/2012 at 21:10

Hi Gardengirl, glad you're happy with the Ragged Robin seeds. I sowed them fresh off the plant in the Summer when the seed pods were nice and dry, and they germinated really well.

My false sunflower may well be classed as an invasive weed, I don't know what it is, I inherited it when I moved here.  It's is growing in very poor heavy soil in partial shade.

 

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When the sun is out it has been smoothered  with all different types of insects. I have dug the seeds out but to be honesty they aren't the best. Another option would be for me to send out some of the tubers in soil  if anyone was interested?

Congratulations asilvert on your getting the job, well done, it's a very tough job market out there.

I'm ok with a bit of covert sweed collecting, nothing wrong with it

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