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Jean Genie

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Posted: 25/03/2013 at 17:34

Interesting tip, Brumbull.

Does the same principle apply to standards ?  Could you explain hot dipping witrh Jeyes Fluid please ?

indoor houseplant - Stephanotis

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 17:28

Hi Yvonne , there is some useful information on here.

I didn't know that jasmine can bear fruit . You must be giving it a lot of t.l.c.

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Posted: 25/03/2013 at 14:41

Afties everyone  Lovely sunny day but soooo cold . Not much to report . Just goin to prick out Sweet sultan and try and find some room for them - I am rapidly running out of space.

Is this spring worse than last year's?

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 08:30

Like DD , we also had a few bbqs last March . Remember one in particular as it was our daughters birthday. We didn't have a hosepipe ban in our neck of the woods, (West Lancs) but it sure was a heck of a lot warmer.

Some folk are saying we are in for a hot summer but I'm not holding my breath.

Need Bees This Year!

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 08:25

Ryan, hardy geranium is always a winner with bees.  Once you have it you can split it to make more. 

I'm making a new border this year specifically for the bees. I already have johnson's blue and have got some pink ones to go in as well. I've also sown a variety of single flowering annuals that the bees prefer. Cosmos, Rudbeckia, Sweet sultan, and some other varieties .

If you have a local poundland shop , they sometimes have bare rooted hardy geraniums . That's where I got my pink ones from.

is will you use the extra hour next weekend

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 08:12

After watching Countryfile's weather forecast last night think all I'll be doing will be building igloos.

Oh for a nice warm Spring day.

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Posted: 25/03/2013 at 08:09

Morning all  The sun's out but most of the snow 's still lying around. Hoping it generates a bit of a thaw. Filled some buckets yesterday so will have plenty of rain/snow water for my carnivorous plants. The pitcher plant has a huge flower stalk on it . Wll have to research whether or not to chop it off. With some of the carnivorous it can weaken the plant in the case of my venus flytrap. That got the chop last week.

Enjoyed Skyfall - often wondered about that train scene.

Hope you don't get full blown lurgy, Dove. You seem to get more than your fair share.

Still no e-mails and tiny typing. Need to go back and look at the fix for it but couldn't be bothered yesterday.

I also watched Countryfiles weather forecast. Truly fed up with the white stuff - looks like next weekend will be a write off as well.

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Posted: 24/03/2013 at 18:13

I have a date with Mr Courvoisier later.

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Posted: 24/03/2013 at 18:11

Afties,  had a few hours out and went to GC - in fact 2 . I restrained myself and came home with just a bag of potting on compost as I ran out. Then went to Cosco for goodies and cat food so still haven't potted on babies .

Glad to see the burner's sorted Bjay.

Heating on here - it only got to 2 today.

Just waiting for roasties . We're also having pork. Must be the day for it.


Posted: 24/03/2013 at 11:40

Tracy - I'm in West Lancs but we haven't had it as bad as some.

This was yesterday.


Discussions started by Jean Genie

Strange fungus in house plant.

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Last Post: 17/09/2013 at 17:07

Thank you very much !

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Last Post: 19/03/2013 at 13:29

Missing Lillies.

Already potted the others. 
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Last Post: 07/03/2013 at 10:54

Begonia tubers

Sprouting seeds. 
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Last Post: 01/03/2013 at 15:13

Can I move bulbs now?

Renovating border. 
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Last Post: 17/02/2013 at 10:41

Tacca Chantieri (Bat Flower)

Has anyone grown one ? 
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Last Post: 27/01/2013 at 21:14

Jasmine Polyanthum

What do do with it. 
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Last Post: 03/12/2012 at 16:32

Lets hear it for the houseplants.

Indoor gardening. 
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Last Post: 13/11/2012 at 15:57

Pruning Sambucus in Autumn

Had to repot 
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Last Post: 11/11/2012 at 13:51

Iris rhizomes

Seed compost ? 
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Last Post: 21/10/2012 at 17:10

Can anyone identify this plant please ?

Lost label. 
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Last Post: 30/01/2014 at 09:32

Seline, Jack Flash.

First year flowering perennial ? 
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Last Post: 23/09/2012 at 11:56

Plants and shrubs in containers.

When to stop feeding. 
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Last Post: 20/09/2012 at 12:50

Winter pansies.

Why have some collapsed ? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2012 at 18:57

Fat ball residue.

What lies beneath ! 
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