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Posted: 22/11/2013 at 18:07

Evening all

have popped in and lurked occassionally, but not posted

Things a bit tricky here at moment with Forums and OH 

Have finally stripped down the settee, purchased the necessary to re build it and am full of anticipation. Love the cutting out and constructing -, bit like what I have done to houses and gardens as well 

very pleased to see I have finally the seasonal smilies 

Hope everyone is OK, Panda, just take it easy and don't push yourself, difficult time of year for that though.

Today has been alovely sunny autumn day, that slight chill, but nothing more - could have done with going into garden but had alist of other things to do that also needed a sunny dry day.

Perhaps tomorrow, but haven't seen the forecast

Begonias begonias

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 17:58

You will find that the foliage stems should snap off near to the corm

Mine have been up for some time and I hope it is not too late (mind you it has been mild)


Good luck

Begonias begonias

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 17:55

Take off all that rotting foliage. (remove all foliage if possible


Dig them up (may be a little late)

Put the corms in a dry place on newspaper or something absorbant, not touching

Frost free - shed or garage if possible

When dry wrap in newsapaper in a cardboard box if you have one until March/April

When you should see little pinky buds put in shallow compost trays and when roots form plant them up but do not put outside until frosts have finished


You do need to check them evry now and again and then dispose of any that are squidgy


Posted: 20/11/2013 at 17:08

Didn't get to caravan despite a burst of sunshine. 

Have finally bought all I need for settee and I have spent afternoon doing some more to it, none of it required me to  bend

Wish I could find a gardening society to visit.


Posted: 20/11/2013 at 10:22

Nope didn't work - wil try layer 

Bye for now


Posted: 20/11/2013 at 10:21


Hiya. Hope it worked!

Back is now much better only gives me a hudge every now and again, but a few more days of not doing much will probably do it.

OH went out and raked the leaves yesterday - half filled the leaf bin and the oak still has an awful lot on it. Hope as they settle can just keep to the one.

Am going to N Worcester to buy some things for my winter project (Dunelm) and finish emptying the caravan on the way.

weather here is dark, wet and generally grim




Posted: 16/11/2013 at 17:44

I am knitting what are called wrist warmers - well can't do much else. I thought they looked great for gardening with when it gets cold - what am I saying - great for gardening at this time of year!

Will give a pair to sons Oh as well as she loves being out there doing as well

Help please to stop ground covering plant spreading.

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 17:40

Celandine - real pest - all those little nodules on the roots break off and create more plants.

Have tried Roundup with some success but if it's the same as here it is a never ending routine. Now I dig and bin when I see them - carefuly as the root things break off, and if in a area I really don't want them I spray, but it is not easy avoiding plants

they come up in the middle of plants and everywhere

Sympathies aas they are  and make me 

All the same mine have yellow flowers , but the leaves and roots look the same as yours


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 13:47

Oh dear Andy. I do hope all is well. A trip out to a GC will be ovely but don't get buying stuff that needs planting.

I hope you soon recover and get some sense from Hospital. Thinking of you.

(puts my back into perspective)

Acorns seem to have finished showering the garden, Now it's the leaves which I don't mind. Can't wait to fill my new leaf composter I made (how sad am i?)

I just can't get out there at moment to do anything so am feeling a bit frustrated.


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 11:44

Morning Everyone

Not been here for a few days. Have hurt my back and has made me a bit low, and not sleeping very well. I think it is on the mend now, and had abetter night, but am being very careful.

I planted my garlic, laid the fire and then couldn't stand up. OUCH. Did plant garlic in garden and lay fire in house

Garden full of leaves that need to be raked, but they will still be there next week and hopefully will be able to do it then

No seasonal smilies for me it seems

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