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Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:06
Mike Allen wrote (see)
Pancyface, 9th. line down original post.

Lyn. My mistake. It was, BICC.

In those days. Sites were worked. Nowadays. You can drive miles along coned roads and not see a single person working.

You have to remember now that that chappie called Elton Safety has to cone off 20 miles of road in either direction just to do a bit of work on a hedge or fallen tree.

Muscari dilemma

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:00

Mine do that but I think you will find its leaves only, they havent flowered have they?

I give mine a hair cut until I am ready for them, but yes you can put them in the garden, they are a bit thuggish, you cant get rid of them except by throwing away completely.

Supermarket fruit and veg

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 09:48

I keep fruit in the fridge but just take out what I need for the day.

Since my mum's been ill again, and I researched that she should be on a fruit diet(amongst other things as well of course) I buy a box of strawberries and one of grapes she only has a little of each, and these keep the whole week in the fridge. Pears go soft in the bowl, but thats ok. Apples keep for ages. Fresh pineapple, in the fridge keeps for 2 weeks.

If I dont take it out early in the morning, it is tasteless, but leaving it for an hour or two and the sugars break down, its soft and tasty.

She doesnt like it mind, they were never brought up with fruit, lucky to get a meal!

I wouldnt think it upsets the balance of nature though, its still picked as it grows, just kept for a year.

I think we are very lucky to be able to buy all the exotic friuts and it does help the people in far off countries.

Ivy leaves turning red

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 09:31

Just to add, I think its only iphones that wont upload piccys, mines fine.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 09:21

I have all those Amy that you mentioned on the previous page and now I have Tagettes and different sorts of nasturtium, but they wont be ready for a while for Spring sowing.

Bare in mind that if you sow 50 packets of seeds you need somewhere to put them when you have pricked out and potted on.

I am in the middle of doing just that, I have just kept about 50 of each variety but thats a lot of greenhouse space when they are all done.

Like others have said, post free.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 22:06

I have some listed on page 20 Amy.

Erigeron karvinskianus

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 21:54

Amazon have 60 seeds for 1.65 easy to grow.

Follow on the beans

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 21:26

They do say that leaving the roots in is just waste

 of time and makes no difference. No nitrogen left in there.



Spring cabbage, broad beans strawberry plants.

Shrivelling fuchsias

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 21:16

I think the branch has been snapped from the main plant. 

Future Time Team

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 21:09

If my dad hadnt  had that job with BICC I wouldnt be living here now. They worked round the clock on that job, it never stopped. He made a lot of money enabling him to buy a big house in London, then gradually progressing to this where we are now. I am a very lucky girl.

And Fishy, you are a very naughty boy.


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