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Latest posts by jatnikapyar

lantern tree

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 12:36

No, thats' hardy, dies down in winter and pops up again in the spring. The berries are edible. Restaurants serve them as decor on desserts partially dipped in chocolate.

Saying bye bye to ants

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 12:31

Don't waste money on petrol my darling, dismantle the ant hills with a rake and they will disperse. They are vevy good allies as they feast on aphids.

I would like advice on the perfect rose for me please guys

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 15:02

Go to the well known rose web sites and you will be spoilt for choice.

David Austin and Peter Beals are well illustrated and beautifully set out.

I would like advice on the perfect rose for me please guys

Posted: 24/09/2012 at 21:56

Try a repeat flowering  old rose, I have a couple going up my north facing pergola in large pots. Climbing roses Zephirine Drouhin and  Alchymist do well too in large pots facing north.They are both very fragrant and the first one is thornless too. Good luck!

Am I posting too much?

Posted: 24/09/2012 at 21:33

Thank the Lord Christopher, my West Indian friend would say!

lantern tree

Posted: 24/09/2012 at 21:24

Hi Margaret, I have one, and live in Surrey. I  had another one outside in the ground and it died. I replaced it with the one that I have now and it has lasted for 12 years in the greenhouse. I was told that it is not frost hardy. Maybe that is why the first one died. It was slow to grow but now flowers its heart out, without fail; every year. It is beautiful and the flowers look as if they are artificial. Worth an investiment as it not demanding at all expect for the usual plant needs. Enjoy!

Am I posting too much?

Posted: 24/09/2012 at 20:43

Christopher....I hope this is a tongue in cheek naught coment.Who is going to make me grin with your quibs if you stop posting eh?

Please go and read my responses to your postings and don't hold back!!

Seed companies

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 15:16

I find that T&M are expensive e.g. their Cobaea Scandens seeds are £1.82p for 9 seeds, but Fothergills, are 20 for £3.00p.

Marshalls' are cheaper too.


Posted: 23/09/2012 at 08:19

It is a pleasure watching starlings in my garden especially when they visit the bird table in the afternoon(between 2&3 pm). they are a sociable group and arrive together. they have alot to say and after feeding enjoy a good bath in the birdbath and the small fountain. Then suddenly they are gone. They take their chances for food with rooks, wood pigions and magpies.

I help feed the smaller birds by hanging feeders by the patio from the pergola which they share with the squirrels. Small birds are quite ternacious and do alright, thank you!! I don't think there is a way of segregating them. If we could, we would apply that to human beings and there would be no wars and no precious freedom.

Whats this pest?

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 13:34

Oh Christopher....there you go again, not everyone has our dry,dry sense of humour. Still, you have not made me smile for a while with your remarks ( your postings have been rather serious)

Having said that, I am surprised at Jeans' reaction. I think she is pretty laid back( I don't mean literally)! You caught her at a bad time I think. Yes, a smiley would have soften the remark. So here's to aloverly , long friendship

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