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My wee garden!

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 17:15

Yes Fairygirl - Scottish through and through but have lived just outside Paris for the last fourteen years. You can take the girl out of Scotland but you can't take Scotland out of the girl as they say (and thank goodness too) I should confess that I'm using the word 'girl' VERY loosely

Percy-Grower wrote (see)

.......... maybe we are just thick in this country, 

Ooh how very dare you


My wee garden!

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 11:59

Ohhh .  I did say my brain was giving cause for concern.  It is still a lovely garden.  Gosh, a very neat oil tank then? 

My wee garden!

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 11:45

It is lovely Loganberry very pretty but full of serious gardening too - ie your water butts and hand made structures. 

The title caught my eye and since I love looking at other's gardens, I popped in - but I couldn't for the life of me get what you meant Verdun and I read and re-read everything for anything that might be synonymous with toilets - duhh then I finally clicked.  Being Scottish I use the wee word so often that I didn't notice it .  I really think my brain is seizing up.

Little lemon tree

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 11:31

Sorry to bump this back up but I just want to say thank you!!! for all your help and advice - and laughs - subtle as they were Steve .  I have googled copper sulphate Marinelilium and will try to buy some 'bordeaux mix' to have on standby - I don't have the wherewithall to make it myself as some sites suggest. I am learning a lot from having this tiny little lemon tree.  It is looking quite stable at the moment - so hopefully it is a case of onwards and upwards as Philippa says.

Little lemon tree

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 16:58

Thank you Marinelilium - a Cleopatra Bath it has been given and I've repotted it....and actually has beautiful roots, tiny, but numerous - et la piece de resistance has a teensy weensy new leaf

Hmmmm -  Steve, Is this where I say "Excellent!!" and you reply that it is merely"elementary"


Little lemon tree

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 18:11

As it is not doing anything I will re-pot in potting soil with some grit and bring it back in for some TLC. I can picture the scenario with the roots and water (hopefully it does have some roots.  Thank you both very much

- but - Steve...please help me - I don't get the pun I keep reading your reply and I thought you were saying the equivalent of 'what's growing here? - eh nothing"

Little lemon tree

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 17:27

Oh do you think i could re-pot it into a smaller size - or is it too late and too much disturbance to do it now?  It was given to me like that but I didn't really give it much thought and as you say - there is no new growth at all.  I think it may have been potted up and given to me on the same day.  I would hate to lose it....or have I lost it?

Is that what you were alluding to as well Steve?

Little lemon tree

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 16:29

I'm back now and so sorry for the delay in thanking you all for your replies.  In the end I left it in the conservatory - went away Wednesday evening and came back yesterday and it looked fine but leaves looked a bit grainy. As the weather seems to have got warmer I put it out last night against the house wall.  This is how it looks at the moment - it's like little flecks all over the leaves.  Sorry to pick your brains yet again but does it look okay or a bit ailing?



Little lemon tree

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 14:28

I was really touched to be given this gorgeous little lemon tree seedling (sapling?) yesterday and am so delighted with it.  At the moment it is in the conservatory - but - I am going to be away for four days - should I put it outside or water it and leave it in the house?  Sorry it's such a vague question but I couldn't bear anything to happen to it because it was specially nurtured as a gift for me by a young student and I would love to report on its progress after the holidays. The forecast is likely to be between 9°am and 22°pm -slightly overcast with perhaps a little rain.



Posted: 16/05/2014 at 18:39

I know birds eat aphids and greenfly but do they eat black flies too?  I noticed two stalks of my philadelphus were covered in tiny black flies and I cut the tips off, sprayed them, wrapped them up and put them in the bin.  I'm just wondering, instead of trying to get rid of them like that - if i could put the stems on the bird table because the flies stayed on them even when I'd snipped them. 

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