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Growing True Potato Seed

Posted: Today at 17:21

Chit as used for young girl is another usage.  As far as I know, it can also be rather in a couple of old biddies talking about a young girl who is deemed to be rather more self confident than is decent....."Oh, she's just a chit of a girl.....".

I think you will find tho that chit also means a shoot or sprout ( NOT Brussels  ).

Language and it's origins is an endlessly fascinating subject


Posted: Today at 17:09

Berghill.......thanks for that.  I've only harvested 3 seeds tho so I don't think I'll have too much of a problem pricking out


Posted: Today at 17:05

Edd......I'd think year 3 rather than season 3.  They can take a while to bulk up sufficiently before I'd risk planting out.  I have 3 different types but I only grow in pots and bring in to cold G/H for serious winter.  Waterlogging is a danger around here.  I do grow on any offsets but was just interested to try them from seed as well.

Nutcutlet.......I was amazed to read about leaf cuttings.....I've never considered that method for Eucomis and not seen it suggested before.  I'll certainly have a go at that next summer and see if I can get it to work.  I shall of course happily blame you if I end up with hundreds of them


Posted: Today at 16:25

Mmmm.......I've only got 3 seeds so I think I'll hang on til the weather warms up.  Thanks Edd

Growing True Potato Seed

Posted: Today at 16:22

I believe it means a "shoot".....maybe an Old English word ( or dialect ).  "To chit " = "to sprout"


Posted: Today at 16:11

Have just collected some seed from my Eucomis ..........has anyone any tips for when to sow and what medium is best ?


how to grow Bignonia from seed

Posted: Today at 16:07

G Granny.......have PM'd you re seed germination.

How do I get a Tree Preservation Removed?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:44

You are right all depends on how you view a natural area.  If the OP simply wants to create a garden along the lines of any other suburban garden in the area, then there is little difference as such between building a house with garden in keeping with the rest of the neighbourhood.  So a developer as such wouldn't necessarily be that different.

A little wild space which can be managed and improved for everyone's benefit ( wildlife and people ) is a different matter.  Wild spaces within residential areas are important and should be encouraged.  I think this particular issue is dependant on what the OP plans to do and only he/she knows that

Finding a plant

Posted: Yesterday at 18:25

Choose a plant first and then name the baby Alan.......much easier that way

How do I get a Tree Preservation Removed?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:21

The above is all good advice but it isn't absolutely clear when the TPO was applied for or granted,

If the TPO was in process when you first put in to buy the land, your solicitor should have been aware of this restriction and should therefore have informed you before you finally purchased.

If the TPO was put in place after you actually purchased, as the land owner you should have at least been involved and been able to put your side of the argument.  At least check with your solicitor and see whether you have any comeback.

As it is a residential area, it does rather sound as if it was viewed as " an amenity" and people like to keep whatever bit of wild greenery that is available.  Perhaps as others have said, you could make your garden plan available to the other residents and see if you can bring them round to your way of thinking.

I'd have to say tho that what you see as a messy woodland which would be improved by yourself isn't always conducive to others views of a little bit of nature to enjoy within a built up area.

It is a difficult situation and I hope you can get some resolution.

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