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Hothouse plant - help

Posted: Yesterday at 19:12

I've seen it overwintered successfully in a cold Polytunnel in Wales.  A centrally heated house is often not ideal for such want to keep them safe from frosts but an indoor  dry atmosphere is usually too much.

keep of the grass in winter

Posted: Yesterday at 18:59

That looks horribly familiar Nutcutlet

Last week I laid my RapidGrid stuff ( I was supposed to have dug it in and re seeded   over the top in Spring but didn't get around to it ).  I now clump up and down the garden on this stuff but a heavy wheelbarrow often sees me veering off and producing yet more unsightly ruts. 

I'm glad I'm not alone.


GardenIng jokes

Posted: Yesterday at 18:13

Best of luck then Edd.  Don't forget to regale us with "His" reply

Enough is enough.

Posted: Yesterday at 18:09

Runnybeak........I did realise what made your blood boil........I was referring to your initial response to Mark.  As you say, indifference is probably the best way to go if you value your blood pressure

Enough is enough.

Posted: Yesterday at 18:02

It hasn't worked on previous occasions Kef but I do applaud your optimism

How do trees come into your life?

Posted: Yesterday at 17:57

You are right Bob........Bonsai is so much more than just growing a little tree in a shallow pot

Enough is enough.

Posted: Yesterday at 17:51

Runnybeak.......Marks comments have been mooted before but have made little difference unfortunately.  Some people you can help, others you can't.  Mike will continue to react in this way........that's the downside of a public forum I suppose


To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: Yesterday at 16:52

Natureboy..........a clean fridge ????  Going a bit OTT isn't it ?  As for would seem you are more likely to catch an infection there than at home.  Need a few bugs and a bit of dirt to keep you healthy....that's my excuse anyway.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: Yesterday at 15:45

Bit of a short letter Edd........I think you need to at least add "Luv from Ed ", your age in brackets and several sticky fingerprints/general grubby smears if you want a reply

Enough is enough.

Posted: Yesterday at 13:30

I could do with a bit of sympathy too actually.  I'm cold, it's foggy and wet and I've got more soil on my boots than I have in the garden.  I've also just discovered another sumach sucker

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Book Lovers and Library Users

Pay for a Library Service or lose it ? 
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Rude but funny.

Another Quotes thread.......can't find the old one. 
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Recommended varieties

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Mangetout varieties

Any recommendations please ? 
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Sweet potato

Slips or Plugs ? 
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Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

Who is your plant named after ? 
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Lost garden tools

Not stolen..........just hiding !! 
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Glyphosate killer in various forms

Effect on surrounding planting ? 
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What variety ? 
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Leaf variegation 
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