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What is this plant?

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 11:31

Better to start your own thread so people who know about peace lilies will read and answer.

Last edited: 26 October 2017 11:31:57

What is this plant?

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 11:01

Ricinus and flowers.


Posted: 25/10/2017 at 22:25

Nothing cooked goes on ours, not even plain veg.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 22:17

Chicky - saw the film but haven't read the book.  Enjoyed it very much.   

DL - Love bears, even the big fierce ones, but especially the playful, cuddly cubs and protective mums.   Used to love that song and performance but it does seem painfully slow these days.

It's 11pm and I had tomorrow all mapped out but OH has just reminded me we're going to Niort tomorrow for some event to do with insurance and pensions...................   Bad timing!

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 18:24

Not quite.  I was a late starter so Possum is only 22.   As for Busy, instead of carrying on with nursing qualifications and career n'est-ce pas?

What is it?

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 18:19

No photo.  try re-sizing it to make it smaller as there's a limit on here.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 18:17

Half a win then Hosta.  Just think of all the overtime you can do and playing in the tunnels while he's away.  Fruit tree planting time too..........   Temptation!

I am being bitten to bits at night despite a mozzie and whatever thingy in the bedroom.   9 new ones last night on tender inner thighs and back and tum.   Getting thru the lotion at an alarming rate as anti-histamine pills don't help.  Might have to put up a net in the new bedroom altho OH seems immune.

Meanwhile, I have found a colourful array of ladybirds crawling into window frames, presumably to hibernate.  Can't think why as it's still warm here but maybe there's no food now.   Anyway, have to be careful as I have found 2 squished corpses plus a flattened shield bug when I opened windows to air the rooms with no external doors.

Potting bench opinions...

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 16:53

In my Belgian garden I potted in the garage in grotty weather but ahd my main work area outside and open to teh elements - with an external socket for things like a radio, the strimmer, drill or Karcher as needed and an outside tap under which I stashed an old ceramic sink I found in a salvage place. Useful for washing pots but also for watering transplants, seedlings, divisions etc as I could leave them standing in it to drain at their own pace.

Advice pleas

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 14:58

That's one compensation then and I think the tree may recover faster than you fear.  Give it a mulch now of well rotted manure or garden compost and maybe a sprinkling of bonemeal around the roots first and then a good all-round feed in spring - some blood, fish and bone around the roots and then a mulch of well rotted compost or garden manure but not too deep.

Advice pleas

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 14:48

You have if you haven't already paid him!

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