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Posted: 11/08/2014 at 09:32

Not surprised to hear it's gone  David.

I won't be seeing the next one fortunately

 

 

Moon on the horizon

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 09:21

Good morning all

Dove, can you pass on the heads up next time it comes round. please

I didn't know you could see it either

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Posted: 11/08/2014 at 09:18

Hi David, yes, there are gaps in a few threads and whole threads have gone if they were started by the person you have ignored.

The latter has proved to be an advantage.

 

 

 

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Posted: 11/08/2014 at 08:28

No rubbish on my forum this morning OL.
i've done some ignoring and it all looks lovely

August oddities

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 23:09

Is it as odd as the one I posted yesterday Bob?

sambucus black lace cutting back? confusing advice

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 15:01

It's just a variety of bog standard elder. Hardwood cuttings would be the way to go for propagation.

Sparko, cut it back hard at the end of winter, that's what makes it bush out. If you don't you'll just have an extension of what you've got.

You can snip the ends off now if they're swamping other things

insects

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 14:55

shallow dishes of sugar syrup, they might drown in jars. I've never heard oft that but my GH is under-used to my shame and there's nothing that needs insects in there

I live surrounded by agricultural desert with a spray-happy farmer but I do have quite a large plot. My flowers are chosen for the bees etc but I also have room to grow those native plants that the larval stages of butterflies and moths need. 

I also have untouched parts where nesting species can be unmolested

Agapanthus

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 14:48

Hi Steve, welcome

You need to wait til they're ripe, an old technique is to put a paper bag over their heads when they're nearly ripe to collect them. I've never lost any of mine but maybe your birds have developed a taste for them.

If it looks like you're losing a lot you could put the bag on early but don't let it stay there wet or you might get rotting

Our Silent Fliers.

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 14:43

Thanks Bob, I'll try and remember

Coprosma Pacific Sunset

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 14:41

Not that particular variety, no.

I don't think they're very hardy, I failed to get one through the winter on an unheated GH. They might like soil a bit less alkaline than mine as well

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