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Posted: Today at 19:00

Thanks all for your Wasp observations...........interesting to see what is about.

Gardening Survay for my Product Design Degree

Posted: Today at 18:52

Hate to say it but if you don't have the room to  "properly engage in gardening" ( not sure what that means actually  ), then you don't do it surely ?  Best to find another hobby which you are able to "fully engage in" ?

Begonia corns

Posted: Today at 18:25

Clean them up as Dave says.  You can dust them with Sulphur powder if necessary and store in shallow box in dry compost and frost free.

Hydrangea Help

Posted: Today at 18:22

Ditto.............looks a bit uncomfortable in that pot

re planting grape vine.

Posted: Today at 18:20

What variety ?  Are they only 2 years old  (in pots or in border ) or are you moving established vines ?  Do you have an area in the garden already in mind ?

More info should hopefully elicit the correct advice

Clocks go forward tonight

Posted: Today at 17:30

I believe Cornwall is in a slightly different time zone to the rest of us......something to do with Pasties I think

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: Today at 16:00

Well, now I've seen Bekkie's pic, I'm pleased I was pretty close...........I think I said "not too tall with long fluffy hair " not much bigger than a Labrador, long fluffyish hair, can only spare a few minutes between jobs to sit still and have pic taken.

I didn't guess the lovely little socks tho

pretty plant needed for bathroom

Posted: Today at 11:04

I grew some loofahs which now sit in my bathroom......surprisingly easy to grow but cleaning the flesh from them is a bit time consuming I admit.  Look every bit as good as those sold in the shops......well better actually IMO

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: Yesterday at 19:16

David............if that is you ( which I doubt ) you were a very mature looking schoolboy.  Label too small to read but I don't reckon it says "David ".

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: Yesterday at 18:56 25 years on and still a lovely "little" girl too.  I'm guessing you are a smart dresser ( tho perhaps not gardening in the white frock these days).  Not many people would risk showing their baby pics so I also imagine you to be brave, upfront,  very confident but still with stars in your eyes

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Wasps......lack of this year ? 
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How to politely educate someone ? 
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What do the various abbrevations mean and are we talking about the same thing ? 
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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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