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Posted: 06/06/2012 at 12:30

Moira did ask a question, "how to maintain a rubber plant" read the headings.
Depending on its size you need a six to ten inch pot with John Innes number two compost,
They will take shade although bunging them in a corner and forgetting them will cause distress. They like an even temperature winter and summer plus a liquid feed every couple of weeks, they do like humid air we had our pot in a large saucer full of grit which was watered every day.
Wipe down the leaves with a soft damp cloth to remove dust and any bugs, you can put them outside in warm weather in a sheltered spot and if it was warm rain my wife would drag it outside for a shower.
They are almost fool proof a little TLC now and then helps any plant.


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Posted: 06/06/2012 at 10:32

Happy birthday Maud.
That brought back memories of long ago when on a Sunday night with a lot of family there I played "come into the garden Maud" and Uncle Peter sang it, no TV back then.
We had some sunshine yesterday "Rain" but your side looked definitely murky, today it is brightish and warm 17C at the moment.
Looking out of my bedroom window this morning I noticed I had some blooming Foxgloves! "err" I will rephrase that, I had some of my Foxgloves in bloom. They have spread along the border from one plant given to me a few years back. I do love them and so do the bees although when I had young grandchildren playing in the garden I took them all out as well as the Rowan and anything else too tempting.
Must off to the shops as the larder is bare after a long weekend of staying in with a swollen knee, my own fault throwing bags of green waste over a low wall rather than carry them round, idiot.



Posted: 04/06/2012 at 23:26

Trish, Gardenia are not an easy plant to grow they need a green house although you can sink the pots in a plunge bed during the warm summer months.
It will need a 6-8 inch pot with John Innes number 2 potting compost, that will have loam sand and grit in it.
it needs to be kept above 12 degrees C and below 18 degrees C and water well, on hot sunny days shade slightly and make sure there is air movement in the green house, stand a bucket of water next to the plant for humidity or damp down the greenhouse paves.
As I said not easy although with over a hundred different species there will be one to buck the trend, some body may come up with a simple remedy, I will look forward to that and learn.


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Posted: 04/06/2012 at 10:31

Teesside, off air yesterday as we had our own party "err" in the house, the conservatory was warm so Granddaughter planted on her Sun flower> I put a tray with all she needed in the conservatory and guided her through it, she asked if she could keep it here as mum and Dad kill plants, daughter wondered why we were laughing our heads off.
Lunch a roaring success then watched the pageant and in the end turned off the sound, it was pathetic in places. I gave them tea and they left happy after what had been a special day in more ways than one.
Today we have sunshine, warmish and clear above me but looking a bit waspish over "Rains" side of the Styx.
Greenhouse open and all watered, tom's shooting up and the benches clear now for some late sowing.


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Posted: 02/06/2012 at 14:52

Teesside is cold today, it was raining although now drying up.
It is a two roast Sunday lunch tomorrow, Granddaughter likes Beef and Grandson likes Pork us adults get what is left, they said make plenty of Yorkshires so a double mix then.
I noticed this morning the flag Irises in full bloom, they do cheer things up on a gloomy day. Better get that Sun flower into a nice pot with a bit more than the inch of compost it came in.


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Posted: 01/06/2012 at 23:20

Old fingers on the keyboard can often cause a crash
It seems I hit a wrong button disappearing in a flash
Into a strange and barren world where I had never been
Now with the help of friendly folk I am now back on the scene.

Thanks all. Frank.

And Teesside has had a rotten cold day, my daughters car broke down so she borrowed mine and Granddaughter gave me a school Sun Flower for some TLC, "I know you will make it well granddad" Hmm such confidence.

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Posted: 01/06/2012 at 23:13

Thanks to Figrat and Zoomer I think I have managed to get back on line
I will try this.


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Posted: 01/06/2012 at 09:30

Thank you Figrat, I looked at the details and cannot see any box to get back in so signed out and back in, still nothing.
How do you get on touch with a mod??

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Posted: 01/06/2012 at 08:40

Can some one tell me if they can see my messages on here.
I seem to be having the same trouble as Zoomer a week or so back, we could see her messages she could not.
I have searched the site for a complaints feature and cannot find one, how do you get in touch with a Mod.

Flippin' pigeons

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 23:04

I found what was left of a pigeon on my front lawn today, once we had droves of them then we got a fox in the woods, the pigeons have legged it apart from the odd unlucky one every couple of days.
On the farm we shot them and they went into a pie, I think H&S may have something to say about you shooting up the street though


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