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Posted: 27/09/2012 at 17:37

Am on firefox & still got avatars this time.

Lakeland have gone OTT lately with gadgets. You'd need a kitchen the size of a shop department if you had everything. Still love browsing their catalogues though. Use them for the best foil & their big rolls of cling film & the baking parchment & & ....

Oops, tomato rissotto done- just wilted spinach into it, now the cheese, J.

Dhalia Novice needs some advice.

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 16:40

Unless they are 'choice' tubers that you'd rather not lose, I'd go for the leaving in the ground plus a very good mulching. You'll know if your garden is in a frost pocket.

So agree with Kate- enjoy, wait until foliage blackened by your first frost, then cut it down & mulch. I'd mark where they are too, in case they are late restarting next spring. J.

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Posted: 27/09/2012 at 16:34

Becks- plonk said pineapple on its' base, on a large plate or chopping board. Grab decent knife & cut the outer bits away, vertically. Then you'll have the central core surrounded by nice flesh. Just cut the flesh away from the core, which is solid usually, & chop the flesh into chunks. Simples. Oh yes cut off the top first- J.

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Posted: 27/09/2012 at 16:30

Somebody was having a bad day!

I'm having one here- it's just chucked it down again! How the 'b' 'h' am I going to do the final lawn cut of this year? Just 1, not even 2, dry days pleeeeez. J.

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Posted: 27/09/2012 at 16:22

No idea Geoff.

Abba 'voulez vou' is the usual one- on full blast- songs just have the right beat to deal with 8ft windows.

Daughter back early & made me a nice cuppa. J.

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Posted: 27/09/2012 at 15:34

Sing to Abba whilst cleaning windows. Does that count?

Right, need to get moving before In stiffen up completely! J.

making leaf mould

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 15:07

Another quick & easy 'bin' is 4 broom handles, or similar, as posts with wire netting wound around them. That way the leaves rarely dry out & takes 1-2yrs to get really crumbly IME. I tend to empty out the contents late summer ready for that yrs fall. Have several bags waiting to be used. J.

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Posted: 27/09/2012 at 15:02

You & me both re the buss pass Kate. With my pension age shifting-- wonder if time for pass will too? Now get free prescriptions- about time in my case, but not quite in the way intended.

Mrs Mop going very slowly, but getting there. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 14:57

Glad you both ok Frank & Rain. Pretty rough for lots of folks though with the floods.

Our window cleaners now come every 4 weeks on the same weekday, so at least have a day to remember to put note on daughters' window if she's sleeping after night work.

The sun didnt last. The odd heavy shower out there now, so washing in tumbler. Have actually opened the coldframe a crack as not cold & had just watered the3 seedlings & cuttings in there. J.

Growing comicifugas

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 13:19

Christopher, not sure of the varieties of mine.They are great plants for the Autumn- no staking needed! Try smelling them too.

The burgundy leaved one is the youngest. It may be in a slightly too dry a spot, but shall keep a watch & ensure well mulched. Can always move it if it continues to struggle a bit. The big original one I definitely moved when the adjacent trees encroached & dried things out.

That shot from Harlow Carr really shows what can be done when you have space & several plants.

Am sure I got both of mine from RHS shows as small plants. So anybody going to Malvern this next week may find them. Otherwise I know that they have been spotted at Tatton. More a decent herbaceous plant nursery type of plant rather than GC, although have seen them at one near us- at a price! RHS gardens too may have them. J.

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