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Posted: 17/11/2012 at 19:17

Well done Dean!

Night, J.

Hippeastrum (amaryllis)

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 19:15

Cut off the dead flower stalk/s & allow the foliage to gradually die down. Then store the bulbs in their pots on their sides say under the greenhouse staging until next Autumn when repot into fresh compost & water to resume growth. This works in UK & better if greenhouse is frost-free, otherwise a cool, spare bedroom would be just as good.

It seems a bit early for them to have finished flowering, but I suppose it depends on when they were started off.

I know I kept one going for several yrs this way until some type of wasp decided to lay eggs in it over the summer- ugh- when the next generation started to emerge, J.

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Posted: 17/11/2012 at 19:02

Am actually being able to watch SCD as OH sooo engrossed with this new phone that he hasnt snaffled the remote! Trouble is he's still nearer to it than me....

BJay, lovely shot. OH lived in MLink for his teens & my Aunt had a cottage on the side of the hills- LHS as you drove up from Worcester, but so long ago that cant remember where.

Have cleared up from yummy meal plus wine, me & OH, daughter not impressed by that!

Becks- well done on the toy clear out, not easy. J.

Crocosmia Lucifer deadheading

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 16:37

Dont be afraid of asking on here about anything that you're unsure of before you remove it- unless you absolutely hate it of course.

Mature gardens can have a lot of nice, but not always maintained plants in them, so you could end up accidently disposing of some gems. J.

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Posted: 17/11/2012 at 16:29

OH's phone keeps ringing mine- oops, not meant to happen apparently. He has got big fingers..... J.

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Posted: 17/11/2012 at 15:48

Friend bought her goldfish a larger tank. They would swim up to the position of edge of the previous, smaller tank, then turn round & repeat the proccess t'other way! Hysterical to watch.

Bjay- any squirrels around? IME they will snaffle any feeders unsecured  to branch/holder & eat the contents. We completely lost part of one of those that are supposed to prevent squirrels by a 'tube' coming down over the nuts. Never found the innards! J.

What are your favourite plants from gc bargain section?

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 15:40

My varigated Holly for £1, now a gorgeous tree.

This year the Erysium is still in flower, that was 50p!

My 'free' clematis, because I'd spent above a certain amount, some yrs back is always excellent & flowers it's socks off.

Always go to the 'sale' section to see what's around. Daughter & me go to a local GC just after Christmas to stock up on decorations & cards as well! Oh & big pots too. J.

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Posted: 17/11/2012 at 15:32

Back again. OH still playing with phone!

Becks there's large goldfish swimming around in the canal near to OH's factory. I've seen it!

We now have several boxes of tiles in either the porch or hall, plus 2 bags of tile cement/grout. The boxes of stuff destined for a charity collection- oops need to organise asap- are 1 still in hall, & 2 in lounge, just in the right place to keep bumping into! Well I was frantically moving stuff out of the way for OH who was carrying heavy boxesof tiles. All being well shall sort out either tonight or tomorrow she says.

Daughter awake & up, so we can be noisy again!

Think OH & me having a car picnic again tomorrow! Due to be sunny so OH would like to 'play' with his early Christmas pressie- a special viewfinder for his new camera. Dunham again I think, but early so get there before the crowds of parents that think it's a good idea to take child, usually badly behaved, plus motorised scooter/bike etc on a 'walk' in the country park! Walk to me means legs & feet!

All the maltesers gone then Geoff?  Are you paying any dental bills IF I do eat a Mars? J.

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Posted: 17/11/2012 at 12:14

Have fed the birds the bread crusts. OH pulled a face when I said the I need a new nut feeder to replace the one he bought me which is now in 'the tip' box. Bad design- you cant actually remove the base plate to properly clean out any manky bits at the bottom. The seed feeder, same make, but bought afterwards did allow better access for cleaning, but it's gone to the tip already- blowed if I can remember why! Anyway shall get a 2cnd seed feeder for the sunflower hearts plus one of those 'cages' that fit over the whole. Ok small squirrels can get into it, but now they cant!! So a cheaper option to use.

OH still messing with new 'toy', but he has the measurements for walls re the tiles, so off to source those in a bit!J.

 

 

Crocosmia Lucifer deadheading

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 12:04

If the leaves etc have gone all brown & mushy, then just pulling at them easily causes them to 'break' at their base, ie the corm. Compost the dying foliage, leaving it in situe for too long causes hidey holes for slugs & snails IME. J.

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