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Latest posts by landgirl100

Kindle e readers

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 22:08

The Kindle Fire is a tablet, I love it and use it all the time. It's also much cheaper than the Apple offering. For reading, it's full colour, you can change the size of the font and enlarge pictures. You can also read and annotate PDF documents. You can get all the usual apps as well. The battery life seems very good.

Washing fleece

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 18:14

I've machine-washed some pieces, they did go a bit fluffy in places but held together. Some kinds are much stronger than others, I've found. I'd give it a go, on a gentle programme.

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 13:28

Damsons are always cultivated, although you might find them deliberately planted in hedgerows. Bullace are more the size of the marbles that I used to play with, around 20 mm, the sloes are smaller than that (8 - 15 mm, usually not more than 10 mm). Any will do with the gin!

Paeonia delavayi

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 13:09

I grew both the red and yellow forms from seed. The yellow is by far the best plant, very tall and covered with large flowers in its season (at the moment it's dropping its leaves all over the place!). The red ones have disappointing small flowers and only grow to a couple of feet. So probably worth only buying in flower to make sure you get a good one.

I've got plenty of seeds of the yellow form, send me a PM if you want a few.

Black Friday bargains

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 17:33

The sales looked terrifying, very glad I didn't bother to go!

What are your favourite native flowers?

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 17:31

My favourite is definitely the primrose, so beautiful en masse in woodlands in spring. It also manages to beautify the banks along the parkways in Peterborough, and that's a tall order!

A couple of plant idents, please

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 13:42

That photo doesn't look anything like my V. bodnantense at any time of year - wish it did!

searching for unusual plants

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 19:39

You might have some spelling problems there - for example, try searching for Crataegus inermis (which is really Crataegus crus-galli var. inermis). Sorry if you really mean what you wrote!

Plant ID

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 19:29

The first one is definitely a shrub, you can see the woody parts to the right of the photo. I'd agree with Caryopteris.

Go on brag about your Autumn Foliage!!!!

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 10:14

Too late, most of the leaves have already fallen here. Just the tidying up to do!

Discussions started by landgirl100

Old secateurs

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Garrya worth saving?

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Tree spinach

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Unknown paeony

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Gorgeous fern

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Who ate the lupins???

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Cherry plum suckers

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Seeds in mortar

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Greenhouse renovation?

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Seeds have arrived!

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Can't get no inspiration!

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