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Odd corrections?

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 19:01

I had all sorts of major problems with this site, I loaded Chrome and have no problems at all now. I could never get PM's, fime with Chrome though.

i been given this advice but '.................

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:44

Steve, in the words of the famous Delboy,

'Theres none so blind as them wot wont listen' 

My friend found that out when she had 'always' fed her previous dogs on raw chicken bones. The dog eventually died, whether it was true or not, I dont know, but the dog contracted cancer afterwards and her vet said it could have been caused by the trauma of the op.

plug plants

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:34

Each to his own!

Can only speak from this hard up gardeners point of view, maybe I have more patience when needs must.

Odd corrections?

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:31

Turn off the predictive spelling, no probs.


Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:30

After a few years they look more like bluebells!


Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:18

I usually let the green die right back then store It until October.

we all do different, it usually all works, its just so wet where I live and the bulbs would probably rot. I dont takd the chance.

plug plants

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:15

Booker, if these had been annuals I would wholeheartily agree with you, but the OP is talking about perennials, totally different in my opinion.

This is the ideal time for perennial plugs, while they are still in their dormant state, you will need to pot them up though, put in 4inch pots and keep them inside cold greenhouse, cold windowsill, cold frame etc, dont keep them anywhere warm as no doubt they have been grown outside. 

Plant them out in April or start of May, You may get flower buds on them this year but if they are not big plants, I pick them off as they cant grow strong roots whilst feeding flower.

Add a bit of bone meal or chicken pellets, just around the ground after planting.

So, to sum up, if you lose 30% you are still quids in, here speaks someone who only ever buys cheap bare roots or plugs, usually from J.Parkers sales. 

Good luck with them, to me, its lovely to nurture little plants that you have actually grow rather than buy a big plant and plonk it in the ground, a bit of patience now and yoh will be rewarded.


Nerine Bulb Help

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 17:37

I live in Devon and cant grow these outside in the garden.

I do exactly the same as Punkdoc and bring them in for the winter. I am not sure if its cold they wont tolerate or wet, and we do get a lot of rain lately. 


Posted: 18/02/2015 at 12:26

Absolutely Verdun, and in the case of couples, never will your half to your spouse. Always in trust  to the children.

i been given this advice but '.................

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 19:24

I hope the person that feeds chicken wings and legs removes the bone first. I have seen chicken bone stuck in a dogs throat, not a pretty site.

If a dog has fleas they should be properly treated, there is cycle from flea to tape worm, if they have one, most chance they will have the other.

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