Magical Meerkat

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Aeoniums when to bring inside

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 15:09


I've not been on here for a while. I have 4 Aeoniums and they are doing really well. My Velour has grown huge this summer. I am never sure when I should bring them inside for the winter. I live in South Dorset so we are generally warm and dry, but the temperature has started to drop in the evenings now.

What is the minimum temperature they like? 

Also do you think I need to repot the Velour? 

Thanks for looking

What's wrong with my tree

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 17:24

It doesn't sound very happy, but I thought my laburnam was dead after getting rocked by the crazy winter winds. I have to cut all the branches off. It was a dead trunk until last month when it started showing life. So maybe leave it until next summer and see if it comes back. I was surprised mine is still trying to thrive.

Bike stolen from back garden. Need gate lock solutions.

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 23:24

Thanks everyone. Yes we would actually love a dog, but not for this reason, but we both work full time, so it would be unfair. Signs will have to do and a nice sturdy padlock!

Not going to be very relaxing in the garden tomorrow.

Bike stolen from back garden. Need gate lock solutions.

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 22:46

Ohh thats a cool go cart

Bike stolen from back garden. Need gate lock solutions.

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 22:33

Yeah, we think it's unlikely the police will find it, so we are taking it upon ourselves to search gumtree and ebay daily and as I say contact the local shops.

That must have been extremely frustrating Edd! Sorry

Off to the hardware store tomorrow I think to look at gate locks, not really my idea of a fun day out though.


Bike stolen from back garden. Need gate lock solutions.

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 22:07

Yeah I wondered about putting cctv signs or beware of the dog signs up? we aew contacting all the local bike shops to keep a look out and thought about posting it on facebook, it's a very distinctive bike, so fingers crossed.

It's very annoying, but I'm more worried about them coming back whilst I'm out gardening in the back. So want to sort the lock out.

Bike stolen from back garden. Need gate lock solutions.

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:27


We just got back from a family funeral to find our bike stolen from the back garden which was padlocked out of site. We are renting, so the gate can't be changed, but maybe we can add something, so we are after ideas, of how we can make it safer/secure. Currently it is a solid 6ft gate. It has two bolts on the inside. One is at the top and one at the very bottom. Unfortunately the bottom one is misaligned so was open. This means anyone can just put a hand over and unlock the gate.

I am wondering if we re align the bottom on and add a middle one and maybe but a large heavy duty padlock on that, it will deter people? What do other people have?




Pruning Cherry laurel

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 10:15

I wouldn't worry too much about when you cut them. I cut my cherry laurel down to 2 ft (it was taller than the telephone wires in the street) when we moved in and that was Nov/Dec. It was just bare trunks when we finished. It's now a a lush bush in a manageable size. I would rather prune in autumn and winter so I don't disturb wildlife.

Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 23:12

No problem Verdun, it looked just like the picture SwissSue has put up.

Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 17:58

The magenta was was lovely and vibrant, and the sky blue was quite a cool shade, but that didn't flower as much. I prefer the magenta if I had to choose between the two.

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