Latest posts by KEF

insect bites

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 19:34

Gaynor, I've looked where you live, I wouldn't have thought you'd be getting bitten this time of year. Is it just your hands or all exposed places? Are you sure they are bites and not a reaction to something you touch, even if black midge things are evident ?

Hanging Baskets

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 19:24

Paul, start a new thread, as you did with this. Maybe " help planning new front garden" or something like that

Tell about a tree say what size you want and when you want it to show at it's best. Tell what colours / size of plants you fancy at the base. You can't usually plant under a new tree, you need to keep area clear for a while  

Plenty of time to ask about pink / purple ideas for baskets, you'll get loads of ideas in early spring. 

Borders we'll have fun with, you tell what you like and we'll give ideas.  

Cordyline indivisa

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 19:09

CG it should be frost free in there, but fleece it if really cold. Not wanting to teach you to "suck eggs" but in winter if it's sunny your GH will get very warm & moist so you'll need to open the careful I did that & forgot to close it and it blew away.

Keep in touch and tell us what else you grow.


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 18:56

MrsG hope event went well.

Dove the 500 cals don't sound too brill, even with your touch. Just couldn't do it.

Reminds me of Weight Watchers nil points soup that me and sister used to make . Courgette, onions, mushrooms and sod all else..with a stock cube and some garlic to allow for extra points at weekend. Good luck to all who are doing this 5/2 regieme. Think I'd rather skip a meal a day.

I don't have many Christmas pressies to buy so not worrying yet. Nephew & niece get money as does God daughter, so only H & Mum to buy for.

Suppose I should get some cards but not in mood yet.

I should be worrying about all the decorating and indoor jobs that need doing, but sun did come out for an hour so "had" to go outside.

Happy my Hellebore winter bells is now flowering. Bit early but nice to see it.


Plants for a waterlogged garden?

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 11:01

Primulas & Polyanthus do well in my damp area, also Dicentra. 

Cold frames and greenhouses

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 10:55

I can appreciate what David has said about having both facilities.

In the past I have managed without a coldframe. I did find the hardening off of plants a bit of a bind, much easier to open a cold frame than keep carrying plants in and out of the GH. Plus I had to judge the weather early in the morning and they had to cope with whatever until evening just standing outside without the protection of the frame.

Tudor Monastry Farm

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 10:37
KEF wrote (see)

Noted about roasting Dove, thanks.


Dove, thanks I've noted about roasting veg first. Not roasting Doves


Tudor Monastry Farm

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 10:35

Noted about roasting Dove, thanks.

Tudor Monastry Farm

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 10:04

I enjoyed the program, loved idea of veg incorporated in Yorkshire pudding, will try that one. However, I wish he looked a bit cleaner, makes me wonder about his hands.

Cordyline indivisa

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 09:45

CG I agree with blairs don't re-pot. If you have a greenhouse I'd take it inside. If not I'd try to give it shelter and stand it in a bigger pot, or maybe two more pots and cover it with fleece when the weather is really cold. Keep the pot off the floor so it can drain.

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