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Posted: 13/06/2014 at 00:01

I was thinking same as you BL, I remember that one.



Posted: 12/06/2014 at 23:26

 I 'caught that thread' Phillippa and had to re-read it to make sure I hadnt misunderstood it.  Like everyone else, have know idea what Buddyboy was on about.  I get the impression too its not the first time.  Well he did say it was his last post . . . . or did he say that the previous  time?

ID if poss please

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 22:25

Dove & BB2, are you sharing Alan4711's wine?  


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 17:04

I'll give mine a serious talking too and threaten it with the shears!  It may be happier now it has better soil to sit in - here's hoping.

Onion advice

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 16:04

Thanks Fidgetbones, I'm thinking of ditching all the onions I have as RHS website advises disposing of any with fungus.  Not all the ones I have are affected, but its probs only a matter of time.  They're poor specimens.     I know I was late getting started with them, too much enthusiasm not enough thought. 


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 15:08

Beautiful, Anthony.  I have had a pink peony for 3 or 4 years now and it has only produce 1 solitary flower, a couple of years ago.  I'm giving it a reprieve from being hoyed out as I had to dig it out and replant recently due renovating the border it resides in, and I'm told they don't like to be moved.  I bet you just planted yours and it flowers beautifully.   



Onion advice

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 14:40

Hi All

This year is my first venture into veg growing and thought onions would be fairly straight forward for a novice. They are a bag of Red Baron from a discount shop.   I started them off in pots but when planting out have noticed a lot are soft, some with what I think is mildew and 3 had a flower bud, which I broke off.  I have put in the best of the bunch, but to be honest I'm not expecting a lot from them.   Am I wasting my time with them?  Would I be better sowing seeds next time? Some advice would be appreciated.  


Feeding Bees

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 09:11

I've done this too,  either placed some honey by the bee or if I'm out and about placed flower heads around it. 

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 08:25

Thanks Blair's, I intend to take cutting this year and when I'm sure I have a 'succession plan' I will experiment!  Mine probs not doing too well as I think it needs repotting or possibly putting in the ground.  Will certainly be giving it more attention now I have seen their potential.

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 08:09

Definitely something to aspire to - stunning!

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Unusual nesting site? 
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Should I cover seeds with compost/vermiculite/perlite? 
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Advice on growing Raspberries

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