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Foreign Seeds

Posted: Yesterday at 20:40

OL.........onwards and upwards indeed..............dim ?  Nah

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Posted: Yesterday at 20:36

That's the trouble with the world today...........sheer apathy on our behalf

Only popped out for a Mat.

Posted: Yesterday at 20:31

SGLilly..........well, that's certainly a thought.......I could be classed as both I suppose .......perhaps I'll change my forum name to OP

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Posted: Yesterday at 20:26

I think it's the same for everyone.....I too have apparently "reviewed" all sorts of plants.

Just hope no one holds me to what I have supposedly either endorsed or called rubbish

What do i have please?

Posted: Yesterday at 19:56

Mark........for your Begonias you don't necessarily need to keep them potted.  Once all the top growth has died back, you can lift the tubers/corms , dry them off, give a quick dusting with Sulphur powder and then store in cool, dry place until Spring just in paper bags or in containers with dry sand, compost or sawdust - the key is dry and frost free.

This method  is really only for tender bulbs/tubers.  Those that are hardy  ( daffs, etc. ) you can leave in situ. Although if space is at a premium, you can treat hardy bulbs in the same manner as above and repot/replant next year but better left in the ground if you can.

Only popped out for a Mat.

Posted: Yesterday at 19:27

SGLilly...........had to think for a minute but if I said OP I would mean Original Poster...I'm not too hot on all the abbreviations I'm afraid.  Did I make a boob ?  Hope not as none was intended

Only popped out for a Mat.

Posted: Yesterday at 19:18

Runnybeak.............what a surprise  "Just popping out" is a dangerous thing to do - particularly to garden related places

Not what it looks like

Posted: Yesterday at 19:13

Many thanks......have PM'd ...never sure whether you have automatic notice or not.............

I guess I'd better let the OP have his thread back.....

What is this plant?

Posted: Yesterday at 19:04

I think Nutcutlet has it..........looks like a violet

Recently Manured ?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:57

Just a thought but if anyone lives in a "Pigeon Loft" area, the droppings can make a good manure...........strong and needs to sit for quite some time but useful if you have the space and time.  Plus I imagine it would also be free

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Discussions started by philippa smith2

Rude but funny.

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

Best performers 
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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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Perennial evergreen Grass

What variety ? 
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Sulphate of Potash feed 
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Nicandra physalodes (Shoofly or Apple of Peru)

Leaf variegation 
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Grass snake

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How things change 
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Cuckoo Spit

First of the season ? 
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Wildlife Pond

Frog tadpoles 
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Ornithogalum longibracteatum/caudatum

general query 
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