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Preposterous question....

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 21:09

Cornish beer, it'll blow your socks off Fishy. My daughter lives in St Austell, nothing to do with beer'

And of course, your loo will have come from Cornwall as well. Originally. They also grow good spuds and lovely caulis. 


Posted: 15/12/2014 at 19:08

For me I may as well buy the cheapest I can get because I am always losing them.

I have tried expensive ones and cheap ones, they all get themselves lost among the flower beds, I have found a couple of pairs when cutting down now.

I have a lovely pair at the moment, swivel handle, so nice and easy. 

slow growing crocosmia

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 18:52

Welcome Lisa.

Just dig up what you dont want, it is ramant and needs keeping in check.

It grows very wild everywhere down here in Devon and Cornwall.

There is a distinct difference between montbretia and crocosmia, the first pulls up very easy, the other one needs to be dug.

I keep mine to small round clumps about 12 ot 14 inches across, then pull up anything outside that circle.

Its a usefull plant if you have a big garden, mine is never without leaves so its lovely in the winter. Pale green shoots now about 6inches tall.

large beds

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 18:35

So right Verdun, all around the garden it I see signs of it springing into life, hellebores in bud, aquilegia showing all the new tiny leaves, bulbs popping up, lots of things just waiting.

Your garden sounds just like mine was, all grass, dad had put shrubs around the egde but wasnt much on flowers, he liked his vegi plots best.

Conservatories are brilliant for getting the seeds going, I start mine off in the kitchen, then out to the conservatory, then to the greenhouses or the plastic ones, if Incan find them after the winter winds.

I just cannot grow cyclamen, dont know why, too damp maybe?

I saw a gorgeous huge frog in the pond, he was biege and white mottled, just laying on the bottom, when I looked in, he just tilted his head to look at me.

I had a strange bird here today, well, strange to me, he was running up and down an old rotting post, very eratic, picking insects out, at first I thought it was a rat by the movement, it was the shape of the nuthatch, but bigger and was very pale cream with the most strikingly white breast. Anyone know?

Family traits

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 18:18

I hope I dont inherit my dads hair, he's bald with a beard. Talking of beards.......

star gaze lily

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 18:13

Gran, Star Gaze Lily cant get pm's!

Not that she doesnt want them, her device wont let her.


Posted: 15/12/2014 at 12:31

I arranged a lovely couple of meets on another forum we used to belong to, but everyone here is so scattered about the country.

Lots of people have met up on here though, you just have to find who lives in your area. 


tlc to christmas cactus

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 12:26

I would give it a good soak initially, Best to stand it in a dish of water and give it time to soak up, its because theres not much soil left in it. You need to do that before you start chopping it about. Then only when it needs it  will you water sparingly. 

You can get Christmas pressies for all the family off it!!


Posted: 15/12/2014 at 12:23

Computer paper, ruler, scissors all at hand, now where's that link to the paper stars?



Posted: 15/12/2014 at 11:26

Not so sure this time David!

Its lovely to see Gran back though.

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