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Frozen pomds

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 16:07

Fidgetbones...........I'm trying to imagine the answer and I think the father in law probably walked rather oddly whilst Tick Tock sounds emanated from his nether regions ?

I'm not a cat fan but you'd have to have something wrong with you to contemplate doing anything like that.  It's also totally indiscriminate and must surely be breaking some law or other ?

Frozen pomds

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 15:45

I was about to agree with Nutcutlet about the truth of that info but then Dove is right too......there are some amazingly stupid people about.  However, as some people do deliberately set out to poison cats using anti freeze, I'm wondering how whoever produced these figures was able to differentiate between accidental ( from ponds, etc) and deliberate?

Birds and other wildlife drink from garden ponds as well as domestic pets so for an overall view, one would have to include these too.  Could be a bit of an undertaking tho.

Cutting Back Hebe

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 15:30

Agree with Pansyface...............that one looks pretty well past it's "sell by" date.

If you really like it, you could take some cuttings when you tackle it

Buying seeds online and ship them to Holland

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 15:27

Sorry Pansy........didn't mean to drive you to your bed

Buying seeds online and ship them to Holland

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 15:12 are right in warning about that sort of importation.......not a good idea at all.

I was assuming the OP meant legally purchased seeds or certified plants from reputable sources. 


Buying seeds online and ship them to Holland

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 15:03

Meant to say also that there are some forum members who live in or frequently visit Holland...........Obelixx is one.  Maybe he/she could offer some info/advice.

Buying seeds online and ship them to Holland

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 14:59 will find that most seed companies and several nurseries will send seeds to Holland.

Don't know about fully grown plants  ( do you mean plants as opposed to shrubs/tees ).  I imagine you would need to check each supplier as to what size they are prepared to ship.  Delivery charges may be an issue with these tho..

There is a thread  "The Good Guys" on here which may be worth looking thru.

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 14:51

Nutcutlet...........H foetidus seeds.  If you manage to collect some and have sufficient then yes please ( tho I wasn't hinting -  honestly ).

investing in a heated propagator.

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 19:04

If you have the space and money, I'd go for a heated bed every time.  I had years of pleasure with my soil warming cables........depending on the layout, they can be so productive.

Propagators aren't really a fair comparison.......they work well for what they consist of but you are always restricted.

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 18:59

Lilly........Nicotiana...........I know...........ridiculous isn't it but truly I do have a little clump of them still flowering.

Nutcutlet......."hundreds of years ago ".....I can empathise with that  I find them quite interesting but none here. 

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Timber Compost Bins

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Elymus magellanicus - Blue wheat grass ( I think ! )

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Great gardening weather

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Anyone growing this ? 
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Kindle e readers

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Papaver orientale " Black and White "

Anyone growing this one ? 
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Philadelphus coronarius variegatus

anyone grown this ? 
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Nandina domestica

Regenerating old plant. 
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Book Lovers and Library Users

Pay for a Library Service or lose it ? 
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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

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